I figured I'd make a thread on people who use members of the opposite sex as their avatars.
For those of you who don't use members of the opposite sex in their avatars, what do you think of the people who do?
For those of you who do use them, why do you use them?
When I post in forums and am not using a picture of myself, I usually prefer to use a female avatar. There aren't many famous men I can identify with, other than athletes maybe. And even then, I don't like to feel like I'm living vicariously through someone else.
And it's not that using pics of other men makes me feel gay -- I actually feel more feminine when I use a female avatar (except for the "2 girls 1 cone" avatar, which made me feel like more of a badass). In a way it helps me to soften my image a little, since on forums I can often come across as more intimidating than I do IRL.