Hating Dungeons and Dragons before it was cool
- Aug 20, 2017
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On the flipside, I suspect there weren't horror stories from men who'd stumbled across the wrong sewing group and been treated badly either. That's one obvious difference; most of the social stigma towards guys in hobbies dominated by women comes from outwith.I've been in a couple of those... a sewing group and some book clubs. It might be peculiar to my friends but they had a solid mix of men and women... except for one horror book club where I was the only guy.
But I would presume most sewing clubs are predominantly female, as with scrapbooking (another group I was in, though it was more about the book than the scrap).
Attracting some attention, being the only guy, maybe, but I can't recall any talk/concern about why more guys didn't want to join.
Baking I think, at least in the UK. Although a lot of that is to do with shows like The Great British Bakeoff. Also certain hobbies; the Harry Potter fandom is majority female but isn't seen as a female activity in the same way.I'm trying to think of a female dominated hobby that isn't a considered a primarily female activity or even a female "nerdy" hobby that could compare with RPGs. Pole dancing is not exactly a respectable female hobby, but it is certainly female centered (not a lot of people encouraging male pole dancers).