I’m sure it does happen, but I have never been treated disrespectfully in a comic shop. Quite the opposite, I have found that staffers are usually more than happy to offer suggestions that are not at all insulting. There are a lot of assholes out there, I would bet money that if they’re being an asshat to a chick, they are probably asshats to guys as well. Further, people sharing their good experiences is no different than the author sharing her negative ones. If you are going to accuse commenters of being narcissistic or unsympathetic for sharing, that makes you look rather close-minded. There is no way that every guy working in a comic shop is a mysoginistic jerk, some of us have been fortunate enough to only encounter the “good ones” the author mentioned.