Originally Posted by amadeusace
Thats a strong point
It wasn't a point it was a question.
Also the level of behaviour in bars is dependent on the culture rather than something that's fixed and unchangeable. If a man tried to physically harass a woman in a working men's club in the north east of England (yes, they allow women in now) then the other customers would physically harass him on her beahlf because that's the culture (at least it was when those guys were younger).
A good question to ask people is "Would you do that if a policeman was standing here?" The true answer is "no" - it's interesting how something that is an "uncontrollable" result of alcohol becomes controllable when big guys, police, the man's mother, etc. are around.
This is a real problem, but I don't see it as part of some poker-specific culture that is being spread globally by some mechanism, given the the low levels of contact between recreational players in different venues around the world and the high levels of contact, and similarity of behaviour, they have with non-poker players in the places they live.
Yes, it's a first-world problem, but so is being a man whose main problem is having to deal with "feminism" rather than having to deal with real problems like the failure of one's subsistence crops, compulsory military service, not being able to afford antibiotics for one's children etc. This is a forum based in a first-world country so it's obviously going to focus mostly on first-world problems.