Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre

April 17, 2007 -
In the wake of yesterday's horrific shootings at Virginia Tech, gadfly attorney Jack Thompson was not the only one who was quick to place blame on violent video games.

Noted T.V. shrink Dr. Phil McGraw appeared on CNN's Larry King Live last night to discuss the rampage. During the course of the program, the following exchange took place:
LARRY KING: Why, though - OK, you want to kill someone, you're crazed, you're a little nuts, girlfriend drops you, why do you kill innocent people?... Dr. McGraw, are they treatable?

DR. PHIL: Well, Larry, every situation is different...  The question really is can we spot them. And the problem is we are programming these people as a society. You cannot tell me - common sense tells you that if these kids are playing video games, where they're on a mass killing spree in a video game, it's glamorized on the big screen, it's become part of the fiber of our society. You take that and mix it with a psychopath, a sociopath or someone suffering from mental illness and add in a dose of rage, the suggestibility is too high.

And we're going to have to start dealing with that. We're going to have to start addressing those issues and recognizing that the mass murders of tomorrow are the children of today that are being programmed with this massive violence overdose.

Full transcript here.

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Re: Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre

Dr phil Hope you hear about this website you would love to do one of your episodes on you... but you wouldnt do it...

A) get a life/ you have a huge influence on most of society use it for good help the us pull their head out of their butts open the eyes of america wait im gettin ahead of myself

B) lets start with the first person you need to help yourself / seriously stop blaming things that have nothing to do with the incidents its not VIDEO GAMES  that does the killing its not the video games that give these people the ideas its probably the fact they have to put up with society of the "PERFECT PEOPLE OF SOCIETY" that have no problems who's life is jus peachy and dont have to deal with money problems and other stuff like survival every day probably have body guards or somethin dude start with yourself pull your head out of your butt

C)and last if you think you already have it out... then Prove it show that you know these things have nothing to do with killing in fact you probably have had moments where you used your head instead of doing what "PERFECT PEOPLE OF SOCIETY" always do just go with the flow SERIOUSLY WAKE UP GET A LIFE OPEN YOUR EYES 

You have no idea what was going through his mind which doctors always think they know Get a LIFE

Re: Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre

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But majority araba kiralama of their outrage araç kiralama stems from what it could DO TO children, not the content itself.  Talk to one of these people and you'll find they don't think any books kiralık araba should be banned from children.  Mention American Psycho and they talk about kiralık araç the redeeming value of using imagination to construct a story.  Reading, no matter what the content, is largely viewed as a consequenceless activity for people of any age.  The reason why I mention American Psycho is because of the content itself.  Gaming never has and likely never will have any scenes where someone has sex with a severed head.  Not gonna happen.  Yet despite this, they'll fight tooth and nail to protect their children from two boys kissing in Bully but whatever they read is harmless... yeah.

The entire arguement is kiralık oto based upon a social normality inflicted by luddites who can't figure out the controls for Halo so it's frightening and terrifying and obviously the cause of youth violence on the rise even though, in reality, it's in decline (which is actually a HUGE suprise given minibüs kiralama the economies status).  In  a perfect world, we would have parents that actually parent.  The idea of sales restrictions on media on oto kiralama any form to accomidate parental unwillingness to get involved with their child's life is the real problem to me.  Here I am, 32 years old, and being held up at a self-scan rent a car needing to show ID before I can buy a $10 M rated game all because Soccer Momthra can't be bothered to look at the crap Billy Genericallystupidson does in his free time.  It's too hard for her, so I have to suffer?

Re: Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre

I'm all for freedom of ttnet vitamin speech and allowing rent a car game makers to put whatever they want in games, but there's one thing about this app that has me scratching my head.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but from araç kiralama the previous article araba kiralama on this I gathered that players can use Google maps in-game to find the other (real-life?) dealers in their area.  If this is the case, has travesti anyone considered what's stopping someone from using this app to actually move drugs between hands for reals?

But majority araba kiralama of their outrage araç kiralama stems from what it could DO TO children, not the content itself.  Talk to one of these people and you'll find they don't think any books kiralık araba should be banned from children.  Mention American Psycho and they talk about kiralık araç the redeeming value of using imagination to construct a story.  Reading, no matter what the content, is largely viewed as a consequenceless activity for people of any age.  The reason why I mention American Psycho is because of the content itself.  Gaming never has and likely never will have any scenes where someone has sex with a severed head.  Not gonna happen.  Yet despite this, they'll fight tooth and nail to protect their children from two boys kissing in Bully but whatever they read is harmless... yeah.

The entire arguement is kiralık oto based upon a social normality inflicted by luddites who can't figure out the controls for Halo so it's frightening and terrifying and obviously the cause of youth violence on the rise even though, in reality, it's in decline (which is actually a HUGE suprise given minibüs kiralama the economies status).  In  a perfect world, we would have parents that actually parent.  The idea of sales restrictions on media on oto kiralama any form to accomidate parental unwillingness to get involved with their child's life is the real problem to me.  Here I am, 32 years old, and being held up at a self-scan rent a car needing to show ID before I can buy a $10 M rated game all because Soccer Momthra can't be bothered to look at the crap Billy Genericallystupidson does in his free time.  It's too hard for her, so I have to suffer?

Re: Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre

I'm all for freedom of ttnet vitamin speech and allowing rent a car game makers to put whatever they want in games, but there's one thing about this app that has me scratching my head.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but from araç kiralama the previous article araba kiralama on this I gathered that players can use Google maps in-game to find the other (real-life?) dealers in their area.  If this is the case, has travesti anyone considered what's stopping someone from using this app to actually move drugs between hands for reals?

But majority araba kiralama of their outrage araç kiralama stems from what it could DO TO children, not the content itself.  Talk to one of these people and you'll find they don't think any books kiralık araba should be banned from children.  Mention American Psycho and they talk about kiralık araç the redeeming value of using imagination to construct a story.  Reading, no matter what the content, is largely viewed as a consequenceless activity for people of any age.  The reason why I mention American Psycho is because of the content itself.  Gaming never has and likely never will have any scenes where someone has sex with a severed head.  Not gonna happen.  Yet despite this, they'll fight tooth and nail to protect their children from two boys kissing in Bully but whatever they read is harmless... yeah.

The entire arguement is kiralık oto based upon a social normality inflicted by luddites who can't figure out the controls for Halo so it's frightening and terrifying and obviously the cause of youth violence on the rise even though, in reality, it's in decline (which is actually a HUGE suprise given minibüs kiralama the economies status).  In  a perfect world, we would have parents that actually parent.  The idea of sales restrictions on media on oto kiralama any form to accomidate parental unwillingness to get involved with their child's life is the real problem to me.  Here I am, 32 years old, and being held up at a self-scan rent a car needing to show ID before I can buy a $10 M rated game all because Soccer Momthra can't be bothered to look at the crap Billy Genericallystupidson does in his free time.  It's too hard for her, so I have to suffer?

Re: Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre

The sad thing is video games had nothing to do with this. Dr.Phil just made some shit up. From what I think and I'm only 14 there were 3 big reasons that this happened1. Gun laws are so weak that anybody can get a gun. 2. I read that he was picked on because he couldnt speak that well English so almost everybody  made fun of him. Thats fucked up as it is. 3. I also read that he was stalking a girl and after 3 rejections he snapped. But there was a small window of oppurtunity to have stopped this. During his English class he was supposed to write a short fiction. His paper was about repeating Columbine (not sure if spelled right). So the teachers had an idea that this was going to happen. I think that Dr.Phil is denying the fact that we had a chance of preventing this from happening and using video games as a scapegoat. BTW all the info I got was from Wikipedia. Point out any flaws because there might be some. 

Violent Video Games for Relaxation

Like many others, I respectfully disagree with Dr. Phil's statements about video games, and have written a bit more in-depth response as to why I believe we are misplaced in going after the game manufacturers or villainizing those who do enjoy such games: http://inzania.com/2008/06/relaxation-and-release-with-violent.html

Common sense tells me that we need to look into a dangerous chemical: dihydrogen monoxide. When paired with bread, we find that nearly all murderers and felons consume both of these insidious substances on a daily basis. What's more, hundreds of people drown in aqueous dihydrogen monoxide every year. Not to mention the increased aggression often found after many Americans consume bread.

When dihydrogen monoxide is combined with ground refined wheat, "the grist" as I like to call it, and a dangerous moldy fungus, you produce the very vile substance that can be found paired with these depraved individuals: bread.

The facts speak for themselves: ban the hydride and demon-wheat-yeast loaf! Future generations will thank you.

well if we're going to stereotype, Dr. Phil, why not go the whole nine yards?

the guy was Asian, that much we know.

so obviously he trained to murder all those people using Dance Dance Revolution...

@John-

DOJ study: http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/165476.pdf

Section about self defense starts on page 8.

More from Kleck and a critic or two can be found here: http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_gcdguse.html

[...] I imagine it’s been a hard week for a lot of people; gamers in particular have been jumping to defend their hobby from the likes of Dr. Phil and Jack Thompson, both of whom were quick to link gaming and the tragedy in Virginia. Despite their vigor, it seems like game enthusiasts can breath easily this week. As far as most people can tell, gaming was in no way involved. Even the mainstream media is coming to realize that gaming isn’t always the right place to turn when youth violence grabs the headlines. Just the same, some activist gamers are still trying to make sure their hobby comes out of this unscathed, and at least some folks think they may be overdoing things: [...]

[...] Next up: the perennial whipping boy, video games. Florida attorney Jack ‘Video Games are the Devil’ Thompson and daytime-TV quasi-shrink Dr. Phil have both come storming out of the gates blaming violent video games for the massacre. Did Cho play violent video games? Probably, most males his age do. Was he obsessed? Let’s present Exhibit B: Meanwhile, authorities released a search warrant listing the items found in Cho’s dorm room. Not a single video game, console or gaming gadget was on the list, though a computer was confiscated. And in an interview with Chris Matthews of “Hardball,” Cho’s university suite-mate said he had never seen Cho play video games. [...]

[...] I imagine it’s been a hard week for a lot of people; gamers in particular have been jumping to defend their hobby from the likes of Dr. Phil and Jack Thompson, both of whom were quick to link gaming and the tragedy in Virginia. Despite their vigor, it seems like game enthusiasts can breath easily this week. As far as most people can tell, gaming was in no way involved. Even the mainstream media is coming to realize that gaming isn’t always the right place to turn when youth violence grabs the headlines. Just the same, some activist gamers are still trying to make sure their hobby comes out of this unscathed, and at least some folks think they may be overdoing things: “While I’m all for activism for one’s beliefs, I really think this may do more harm then good. As gamers, we feel a need to defend our passion, but we run the risk of ending up looking no better than those seeking to shift blame, while further disrupting the already-mourning. I say that the thing to focus on at this point is simply remembering those lost and cherishing what we still have. Now’s not the time for political vendettas, and gamers need to step down and just humbly accept the fact that blame will always be shifted to the popular youth activities: be it a KISS concert, a video game, or something else.” [...]

Doctor Phil is 100% to blame.
It's ALL his fault.
Doctor Phil is a twit.

Amusing how none of these quacks have never blamed "America's Armies" for training people "how to kill". Ironic, no?

he`s crazy take him down

From what the Chicago Trib stated, the killer might have had romantic feelings for the RA (believe that was it) of his dorm, but she didn't return such emotions. This is what might have pushed him over the edge, seeing as how he was being treated and taking medication for depression. Which means that love was what set him off, not video games. Is Jack Thompson and Dr. Phil going to say that love should be outlawed next? These people need a life.

@cyril brennan

Are you just trying to get a rise out of the general populace with your incredibly ignorant remarks? Who the hell are "we" that you are talking about? Considering people from ALL nations (that includes the United States) undertake some of the most degrading violations of human rights and their worth, can you honestly judge who has more value on human life? When ignorant people like state your opinions as if fact, quote, "keep in mind that Asians, Koreans, etc. do not value human life like we do either." I have to wonder where you get your information that you can make such swarthing remarks about an entire race of people. You must have personally talked to EVERY asian person in the world and then compared them to EVERY other person in the world (and considering there are over 6 billion people... you must be incredibly fast about it as well) and then drawn accurate verifiable conclusions. I have met many asians, koreans, etc. (what the hell is etc? does that include white, black, hispanic, norewegian, spanish, portugeuse, brazilian, russian, czech, slavic, middle eastern, french, english... need I go on? does this etc. include moronic persons as yourself?) that have a great respect for human life and do what they can to preserve it.
Oh yes... Americans have a GREAT respect for life... that is why innocent middle easterners were beaten and killed post 9/11, that's why America is named as one of the worst violators of human rights by amnesty international. That's why an American soldier RAPED repeatedly a 67 year old woman in S. Korea. What great respect you all must have.
You can take any one instance and generalize it to the whole. There are people of all nations that respect life, and there are others who would decimate it. Part of valuing human life also is respecting others, your lack of sensitivity and general bigotry to those who you call immigrants (and they come to universities here to learn... do you honestly think that Americans are the best and the brightest... that's why america lags behind even third world countries in education levels of their children. Those that learn in the US general contribute to the world as a whole in a constructive way? What have you done recently that you can call worthwhile?

Also, read a little more will you? You will notice that he has been in the United States since he was eight years old (moved to the US in 1992 the current year is 2007, 2007-1992 = 15 years, he was 23 at the time of the shootings). If anything, he has been ingrained with American values... what does that say about what America teaches?

It is interesting that many of you brought up the issue of mandatory service in the Korean military. I doubt that he had done his military service yet unless he plowed through his work and became a senior in the span of two years as the service time in the military is 2 years 2 months. So if anything, he learned his shooting ability while in the states. Most of the time, the SKG gives extensions on service if you are going to school.

Don't be so ignorant to believe that America is the honest, shining example of a country that you believe it is, wake up and actually read news OUTSIDE of the US.

Here's the thing... this guy was a English Major, he wrote violent plays for his class, and he kept to himself.

Another thing: They posted the search warrant on CNN... VIDEO GAMES WERE NOT FOUND. You can easily take video games out of the ideas of this guy doing what he did.

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Now that THATS out of the way, some of the comments already made clear that he wasn't singling out video games, he was just using it as a example. He was stating that other types of media were to blame as well AS video games. I'd personally say that Video Games do make a decent example as they are a target of criticism most of the time.. so it doesn't surprise me that it was used as a example itself.

He's focus overall was violence in media with the example of video games in his speech.

@cody(gamer)
Stamping mental illness warnings on IDs would do more harm than good. Firstly, not all mental illness cause anything near the scope of what happened at Virgina Tech. Secondly, even of the so called "dangerous" illnesses, it's a select few who react with violence. One of my friends- known him for ten years, at least, by now- has Schizophrenia, and is also Bipolar. Contrary to popular belief, people with these illnesses don't generally start being violent when they have an episode. My friend instead faces a wall, and cries.

As for me, I've played videogames since my hands were big enough to wrap around an NES controller. Hell, Final Fantasy taught me how to read. I played Wolfenstein 3D and Doom in kindergarten. I was a master of headshots in Perfect Dark. I study medieval longsword as a martial art.

I've not once so much as punched a person, in fact, I abhor violence.

And as for those of you expressing abject rage at Jack Thomsen and Dr. Phil- I even noticed a few wishes of death in this comment list- way to perpetuate the damned stereotype for all of us gamers.

-Etaos

Some peoples definition of common sense is moronic.

This is such crap, every time I read one of these I think, "What was Hitler's favorite video game?"

Do people actually listen to this guy? He has his head buried so far up his butt that words are coming out of it, is not really his mouth but his butthole. I guess he is just farting all the time then. Maybe it's the video games, blame them for everything you know :P

Guns. See anything like this happening in Sweden? Never. Most people around here don't even know how to get hold of a firearm. It's too easy in the US, which is why these things happens.

I read the warrant. There's no mention of video games or Grand Theft Auto in the items seized.

I live in Salt Lake City, Utah and there was a shooting a couple months ago at the Trolley Square Mall that you might have heard about where a few people died and many more were injured. They checked into the kid who did it and found that he played absolutely no video games whatsoever. He was just crazy. Video Games DO NOT make you crazy.

ah! a new enemy of the republic of gamers!

Sorry Chris, but you're dead wrong about Europe. You've had mass killings in Erfurt, Cologne, Dunblane, and of course Breslan, just to name a few. In fact, most of Europe has a much HIGHER violent crime rate than the US, and is trending upwards while our violent crime rate has been decreasing steadily since 1993. Care to try again?

Dr. Phil is just an actor tying to make a buck anyway he can.

As much as i can see someone blaming the media for this, I can't believe he would just come out and say it was Video Games. To me this is just sad... especially he has no proof to really give that accusation any substance. Video Games, most notably shooters, are an incredibly easy scapegoat for this, and i think he's just trying to create a bandwagon for his own opinions and biases on this issue. Yes it's sad that it happened, and my condolences go out to all involved, but Dr. Phil missed the boat on this one, in my opinion because you chose to trivialize it.

Also, i think Violence in the media in this case, is a separate issue, because clearly, that's not the cause of some guy packing heat because he was pissed at someone. It goes much deeper than that, and to suggest that it's something as simple as 'he played violent games, and watched violent media' is ridiculous. I'm sure we all have a favorite movie with a great action scene where someone lost a limb or died in a gruesome way, only because we can take comfort in knowing that it's just Hollywood effects.

Expanding on that, it's too easy, especially in this day and age, where games have more focus on realism to just point a finger, and get a reaction from people who just don't bother to ask questions about something so trivial. If you have an opinion, express it, but at least have something more concrete than "cuz i said so" in a manner of speaking to back up what you say. Freedom of speech is a right, but not using your head before you exercise that right is just idiocy.

/me points at Dr. Phil

Gosh, a superficial TV talking head exploits a tragedy by fabricating links to his personal social agenda? Good thing the American public are too savvy to fall for that!

Okay, guys. We need to learn better reading comprehension/communication skills. I am an avid gamer, and I'm not a huge Dr. Phil fan, though I've nothing against him. At any rate, if you will CAREFULLY read his comment (as opposed to just seeing that he says the words "video games" and jumping off the deep end) it's pretty evident that he's talking about violence saturating society. He throws out video games as an example, but in the next breath he also mentions movies. So his comment, IMO, was not directed purely at video games.

I agree with everyone here. People are already pointing fingers when they have little to no information at all. Man im so glad these people are not in high areas of power.

What if Dr Phil was president when the space shuttle columbia blew up? I bet he would have blamed russia because common sense says that russia had a a space race and arms race with us back in the 70s and they still hold a grudge.

AMIRIGHT?!?!

Ok, just found a conflicting report stating he was a Korean national who was here on permanent residency.

So far, here are the facts, at least according to some of the news sources.

The police apparently know who the shooter is, but refuse to disclose his identity at this time. However, he is supposedly a 24-year-old Chinese male who came over to the United States on an education visa last year. He was living in the dorms.

First off, it's illegal to have a gun if you're on a visa in this country. Second, the serial numbers were filed off. Third, keeping guns in a dorm is against the policies of most universities. While I can't vouch for Virginia Tech, I'm betting it was true there.

He also had buckets of ammo, a bunch of extra clips, and he chained the doors of the building shut. This makes me believe it was premeditated.

Also, if he really was 23 when he came here from China, it's very likely that he's already put his time in with the Chinese military, so he's had military training.

That's about everything I've heard, and it's very possible that some of this information could be wrong. We won't know until more information comes out. But, from the look of it, he'd been planning this for a little while, and I certainly don't think video games were the reason why.

I farking hate "Dr." Phil. He's as much a Doctor as Jack Thompson is a Lawyer or the Pope is an Atheist. This just proves how deluded this moron is - spouting crap like this on national TV without any facts to back it up is irresponsable and should be illigal, IMO. Of course, that would infringe on free speech, but at this point I'm beyond caring. Some people just don't deserve to have the public's eyes on them anymore.

@Terminator44
Yea I know, the only thing we know for certain about this guy are a few vague details. If the public doesn't know WHO did it, than how does Dr. Phil know WHY it happened? This pales in comparison to JT on the news yesterday blaming CounterStrike, before the bodies had even been counted.

@Zerodash
I think the shock of the community comes more from how quick the blame was placed, not so much that video games have been brought up.

I don't get the shock over this. The MOMENT the shooting started I already knew that videogames would be blamed- and even if "real" facts come to light and show games had nothing to do with it, the anti-game christian fundies and oppressive soclialists will chomp at the bit to impose their beliefs on everyone.

@illspirit

I would like to see that research. Because I can see that making sense by counting crimes that were solved (criminals arrested) vs any time a gun is used.

You try to sneak into my house, I fire a warning shot, you flee. I call the police obviously, and the records show I fired a gun in self defense, no criminal.

That would make sense.

sad thing is, we all knew someone would play this card.

You take [videogames] and mix it with a psychopath, a sociopath or someone suffering from mental illness and add in a dose of rage, the suggestibility is too high

Et Tu Phil?

Are you really that stupid to say such an inane and mind-bogglingly stupid thing? Here are some things that, when mixed with a "psychopath, a sociopath..." can cause violence:

Coffee
PMS
Twinkies
Signals from the NSA on your teeth

Maybe the crucial factor is .... wait for it.... the fact that a person is either a (or prone to be) a psychopath.

Oh Dr. Phil, your years of reducing complex problems to simple solutions have taught you better than this... why do you betray me when i need you the most? *sniffle*

Jeez, we don't even know the suspect's name, let alone if he played video games, and people are already jumping all over video games as the one and only cause of this? Have these people no shame?

the sad thing is i logged onto GP this morning knowing full well that some hack who claims to be an expert would be quoted saying that this persons obviously complex mental issues were so simple that it was playing a game that made him do this

Good going Phil. You just decided to stick you head into some place it didn't need to go. How about maybe waiting for the Police to tell us the reason this actually happened instead of playing the Blame Game with Jack? So yeah, good going on selling out even more just so you could get some more air time to condemn stuff you don't like.

Dr. Phil just opened himself to a lawsuit. Whatever happened to just blaming the shooter?

The only thing I find more sad than the incident itself is the sheer number of people getting into position to use this tragedy to further their various political goals.

"common sense tells you that..."

I hate the way poeple use "common sense"

Common sense is not a good indicator of anything:

Common sense told us that the earth is flat.

Common sense told us that the sun must go round the earth, because it obviously looked that way.

The common sense argument is often used to stop a discussion in its tracks.

And common sense is used by creationists to cast doubt on real scientific fact.

Facts are not decided by a comittee, common sense is.

Thats why you should wait until you know the FACTS before you open your mouth Phil.

Yeah, it's sad the biggest goal of a huge tragedy, like this, is to try and further your own political goals, rather than trying to figure out why they would do something like that in the first place. I imagine we'll be seeing a pile of video game legislations and gun control laws over the next couple months.

Why not change the US's gunlaws?
Because such a great deal of Americans are retarded and think they can protect themselves with weapons if necessary. Guns are only effective if you're the only one having them, everything else will just result in a shootout.
Compared to the rest of the industrial countries, America is the wild wild west, and that is nothing to be proud of.
Change your constitution!

There is too much of a lack of perspective in all the media talking heads. Just think about all the major incidents of mind boggling death and destruction from history that pre-dates video games. My head just hurts so much from reading and listening to all grandiose nonsense claims about how we are training children to be the mass killers of tomorrow, when we can look to history to see what training children to be mass killers was really like. The Mongol hoards didn't use video games to train their children. The survivors or Carthage couldn’t blame video games. What video games trained Hitler, Genghis Khan, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao Tse Tung, Idi Amin, Jim Jones, etc.?

I'm surprised it went as long as it did without someone blaming video games.

What is it with people trying to sensationalize this? I mean really! The “Jack Thompsons” and now “Dr. Phils’ out there are already using this event to push their own agendas. Very limited information has been released and there’s no way they can draw conclusions on what’s happened. It’s sick!

Very dissapointing. I like Dr. Phil, now I have to not like him so much...
 
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AvalongodWhether you approve of Sarkeesian's view or not, no woman deserves to be the target of that kind of harassment and it won't stop until men tell each other it's not appropriate under any circumstance.08/28/2014 - 8:44pm
AvalongodI'm guessing the twitter account was a troll, but come on, I'm sorry, it's just disgusting someone is saying those things to Sarkeesian whether serious or a joke.08/28/2014 - 8:43pm
ZippyDSMleesocial movement that is bringing most of these issue to the spot light to be nothing but trend mongering white knighting bullies who are not much better than the hateful moronic bullies on the other side.08/28/2014 - 5:20pm
ZippyDSMleereflects the world we live in while the rest is the worst stuff that should be focused on. Leaving whats reflected in the same boat as everything else that's exaggerated and skewed by media/fiction and happliy consumed by current society. I find the socia08/28/2014 - 5:20pm
ZippyDSMleemales live off the power fantasy but once you realize as a male you will never reach what fiction or media calls perfect it demoralizes you just the same. And I would not call female negative stereotypes rampant and out of control not when 70-80% of it re08/28/2014 - 5:19pm
ZippyDSMleeNot saying that there is not a difference in the treatment of males and females in media, but males are begin painted as near perfect superhumans with cliched flaws it dose as much damage to the psyche as how females are treated. Sure you could claim that08/28/2014 - 5:19pm
ZippyDSMleeNeeneko:As I said if you do not 100% belive it then you are a Neanderthal. Theres more gray to everything than black and white.08/28/2014 - 1:27pm
NeenekoMeh, the "PCism" is just trotted out when people do not know their place and dare to complain about things the speakers think are fine. How dare people complain about how they are treated/portrayed, it is not like it bother us, our feelings matter!08/28/2014 - 1:13pm
ZippyDSMleeNeeneko I do not think its against feminism but rather against PCisim’s and that most things are offensive since if you do not believe that you are a Neanderthal that beats women,ect..08/28/2014 - 12:48pm
Neenekocomplete with the standard 'she is a lying and attacking the game industry! threats are wrong but she did it to herself' comments.08/28/2014 - 11:28am
 

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