Do Games Cause Sexism and Violence In The Real World?

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  1. Jagger100

    Jagger100 [H]ardness Supreme

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    For a 0.01% chance of getting laid, some men will do anything.
     
  2. mastaBlasta

    mastaBlasta Gawd

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    I couldn't even grind through 2 minutes of that. Why does that video exist? It is basically her reading a script but "with attitude". Why? This should've been a written article somewhere, where people could read it for themselves without the "this is stupid" tone and the "this is smart" tone. And of course with links to reference material.


    I'm a strong gender equality guy (married to a woman and everything), but this is a bad video if you're trying to fight off sexism. Let's get some clicks by putting a modestly attractive woman in front of a camera for 16 minutes.
     
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  3. Then they're lying to themselves about their chances of actually dipping their wick.

    They're off by at LEAST five orders of magnitude, and even then, their chances are generally plus or minus a trillionth of a percent.
     
  4. Honestly, the information she puts out is organized in a fairly concise, information-dense format.

    Sure, there are going to be people going "TLDR!". But you can't present an argument with sound bytes.
     
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  5. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d [H]ardForum Junkie

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    HAHAHAHA. Any time a story like this comes up, we poke fun at it by posting stuff that we obviously don't really think, all because we are tired of these type of crap stories getting attention.

    If the "feminazis" want to do stuff like this, then we will make fun of them for it.
     
  6. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    I watched the whole thing, she had some very solid opinions. She was not the batshit crazy triggered chick I was expecting. She even made a boob joke. Realized at that point I was not getting setup for an ambush.
     
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    pothb [H]ardness Supreme

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    Ah, Liana K. This has always been her stance, and I've known that for a while now. I don't agree with everything she says in her vids regarding feminism, but she's generally sane.
     
  8. nightfly

    nightfly 2[H]4U

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    ^that behavior is, sadly, not even remotely limited to people who play video games.

    I think that dumb people are far more prone to be influenced by fiction (TV, movies, video games, books) than smart people, their sex, education level, and social status not being anywhere's near as important. You can find a perfect example with the various works of religious fiction, such as the bible, torah, koran influencing people's behavior towards one another. The previously mentioned three books have had far more deleterious effects on women's lives than any video game, ever. Funny how so many people ignore that fact, and want to find other causes, instead.

    Smart people are not affected by games, as they know it's all just a game.

    Video games are a scapegoat for the underlying problems of society which are already there.
     
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  9. ManofGod

    ManofGod [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Amazing how you have come to the conclusion that the Bible is a work of fiction when it has been proven otherwise time and again. Also, yes, the Bible has had effect on womens lives, in a very positive and meaningful way. If you really believe what you are saying, how about actually reading through it and see what Jesus says about how women are actually to be treated. (Hint: not poorly.) As far as someone using an excuse to treat women poorly, it is just that, an excuse.

    Please, if you are going to make claims about someone who is smart or "dumb", take the time to actually research it out first.
     
  10. lilbabycat

    lilbabycat 2[H]4U

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    Oh Boy. Better watch out, the bible has some stuff that'll get some people's panties in a bunch.
     
  11. Darunion

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    In short: Barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen while all the decisions are left to the men to make. Makes you wonder which gender wrote the bible lol.
     
  12. ManofGod

    ManofGod [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Nope but, if you want to continue this discussion, I am more than willing to take it to a PM. (Just do not want to get this thread spinning off topic into a soapbox issue.) Also, you comment is about how the culture of America was doing it a long time ago, not how the Word of God says.

    Have not watched the video but, I think I will now to see what all the hub bub is about.

    Edit: Also, makes you wonder how those who seemingly know nothing about Gods Word are all experts on what it says.
     
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  13. Darunion

    Darunion 2[H]4U

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    Nope, have very little interest but thank you. Had that crap beat into me all my childhood years growing up lutheran. Have found myself less worried and fearful having letting it all go and overall happier, can't see any mental benefit to going back at this point in my life.
     
  14. chenw

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    If the title actually was true, then I am sexist towards my own gender.

    My main character(s) are never male if there was a choice, and in some games that offers significant advantage because the population is.... you guessed it... male heavy, making anti-male abilities rather more useful.

    Sexism and Violence predates Video games by a long shot.
     
  15. HyperTension

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    I just want to know there the microphone cable goes?