Hi. I am sick up to the eyeballs of reading forum posts etc. rife with sexism and chauvinistic crap. 49% of the global gaming market is female, and we need to make ourselves known in the gaming community. I was also so annoyed at the difficulty of downloading sex mods (or any mods at all, really) that even provide decent playable options for female characters.
For any men reading, thank you for clicking the title (even though you may or may not have done so because you thought it was yet another "who is the hottest marriageable woman NPC" thread). You are also most welcome in this discussion, and I encourage you to share ideas about how the gaming community can get with the times. That being said, Skyrim is leaps and bounds ahead of many games in this area. It would also be interesting to get a real inter-sex discussion going on about how we might play differently, tending to adopt different styles and strategies - or it might even be that there's no real difference.
I'll start the ball rolling. I generally play sneak characters and my favoured weapons are daggers and bows. I am thoroughly intrigued by the Brotherhood and Thieves' Guild questlines, and thought the Companions was utter crap. I recently played a heavily-armoured melee character in Oblivion for a change, but just didn't really click with the gun-ho, rushing into combat style like I do with the carefully considered, slow and deadly accurate assassin method. I wonder if this could be related to sex or gender at all, or if it's purely personal. I also take my sweet time checking chests, looking round corners and thoroughly examining book cases, considering any missed items a tragedy. I am a huge fan of the lore and read every book I come across.