its not a matter of " you have too" its just better you did. like i never read the rules but i know them from common sense.
And there are a few female gamers here on wiichat...WiiWouldLike2Play, Surfinrach90, Frogger...thats all i can remember.
And yes you will be treated equally. there is no discrimination here on wiichat as of now. i never really noticed any but *looks at kira* SOMEBODY thinks otherwise. lol