I used to be on one. If you handle yourselves well then it’s not hard but there is a huge double standard in rounds which have a girl-girl team vs. a boy-boy team because boys usually get away with things that girls don’t get away with. Stay tuned for more feminist rants by Serene in the future!
(Don’t get mad at me for answering a question seriously, Morry)
Yo questions about fucked up things happening in the community are always worthy of good answers, only the stupid ones get sass.
Let me put it this way, as far as I know, only one all female team has won an octas bid tournament (shoutout to Presentation at Berkeley!) this year and if I’m missing another team then it just proves the point that girl-girl teams get nowhere near the attention they deserve. From a guy’s perspective I can’t speak from experience on how girl-girl teams are affected but I know that I got away with being a smartass (to teams of all genders) so many times this year and I’m betting a large reason that my actions were seen as perceptually dominant instead of being dickish as hell and getting speaks or rounds dropped was because I’m a guy. Think about it: no girls were included past octas this year at the TOC (even those with guy partners) and there has been one girl in finals (MEGAN!!!!!) in the past five years. I think that speaks to a larger structural bias going against women in this community. I’m not going to go further into it because there are people way more qualified and with much more first-hand experience on this issue, but yes, I think it is harder or an all girl team to be successful in PF.