The players of male characters are less likely to find the attention of a female character off-putting, in fact more often finding it desirable. At the same time, players of female characters, unlike their male character counterparts, may be chasing same-sex relationships. The result is that the pool of male and female characters seeking a female partner is much larger then the pool of "available" female characters to be sought out. This creates the sense of harassment as any unattached female PC is going to have multiple folks pursuing them at any given time. I believe this is the gist of Talia's initial post.
On the opposite side, players of female characters that want to be "sex-driven", especially with the opposite sex, won't have much trouble finding a partner. Hard to be "harassing" when the other party is all to willing to join in.
That is not what I said. I don't think you're mischaracterizing or misinterpreting on purpose, I think you just have a different perspective than I do. Some of that is because you're male and I'm female, some of it is because I have seen things as a staffer that all players wouldn't necessarily see (only the ones involved in certain incidents).
Harassment and flirtation are not the same thing and shouldn't be conflated. The difference is consent. The same is true of sexual assault and sex; the difference is consent.
In Armageddon, actually, we don't see a lot of harassment behaviors that women IRL are subjected to daily. For example, street harassment (the kind where a woman is walking down the street and a man who is a stranger to her yells something like "hey baby show us your tits"). Or even "smile, girl!" I've never witnessed nor experienced that in Armageddon.
I also have rarely seen stalking types of harassment in Armageddon. At least not IC. (There have been some OOC incidences.)
We do see a lot of bar banter, "do you wanna go XYZ?" That's not what I would call harassment and I have rarely seen requests of that type be so persistent as to head into harassment territory. One great thing about the violent culture of Zalanthas is that my warrior chick can just legitimately threaten to beat/kill anyone who does this to her, and my silky merchant can threaten to have her friends beat/kill anyone who is harassing her. (Please Tek please please have someone tell my harsh warrior to "smile" soon. That would be FUN.)
Anyway, my point is that flirting is not harassment, unless it is actually harassment. And I don't think it happens that often, but that's not to say it couldn't. Carry on.