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Gender-bait

Gender-bait is a term used by William Gibson in his 2003 novel Pattern Recognition for the practice of some males who represent themselves as females online to elicit a positive response from other males. This is most common in Internet forums and Massively multiplayer online role-playing games.

The term gender-baiting has been in use at least since 1992, mostly in the sense similar to race baiting.

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