Pretending to be female online; what are your thoughts?

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Hello everyone, A few stories have popped up recently about men portraying themselves as women within the league community and I wanted to know people's general opinion of it. Do you care if someone says they are female when they are not? Do you think it's fair for people to portray themselves as something they are not online for money or fame? Do you have a personal story yourself where you have experienced a male pretending to be female? I am writing up an article at the moment so it would be appreciated for the communities opinions on this subject. Update -2-7-2015 - Thank for for all the responses! I have one more thing to ask. Do you think Males should be punished if they are caught pretending to be male and have gained money or gifts? For example recently a guy was found to be faking a disability and was banned from streaming. Do you think the same thing should happen? Kind Regards, Padami.
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