How it Feels to Be Harassed on Xbox Live

February 25, 2011 -

A hilarious video from College Humor called "Girls Can Be Jerks On Xbox Live Too, You Know" turns the tables on a male player as a gaggle of girl players treat him like a piece of meat. It's hilarious and most definitely not safe for work, but worth watching.


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Re: How it Feels to Be Harassed on Xbox Live

That was kind of hot, lol.

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i cant agree more!

 

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Re: How it Feels to Be Harassed on Xbox Live

Look collegehumor, just make an Aristocrats joke and spare us these videos.

I didn't think it was that funny perhaps because I don't play xbox live and I don't listen to people chatting on PSN (it's always something I can't make out or an irrelevant conversation between two people).

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Re: How it Feels to Be Harassed on Xbox Live

Once again, stereotypes send out misleading, false information.

The automatic assumption that ALL males treat females with disrespect is just the first stereotype that is used to justify this activity.

Then, you have the idea that it's wrong for males to harass females, but it is socially acceptable, and even funny, for females to do it to males.

Then, you have stereotype that females DON'T view various males as sex objects, "pieces of meat", or that they don't associate looks with intelligence (ie ugly means stupid, good looking means smart).

These and many other stereotypes are built on the ignorant idea that made up statistics, unscientific "polls" actually make a difference, ignoring the individual makes for good statitstical data, and so many other "justifications" for stereotyping.

Apparently, it's just way too difficult for what is SUPPOSED to be an intelligent, civilized species to elimate the stereotype and just teach the young, generation after generation, that respect should be given to EVERYONE, no enumeration of groups within a characteristic NOR enumeration of the characteristics themselves.  And apparently, it's just way too difficult for what is SUPPOSED to be an intelligent, civilized species to hold an INDIVIDUAL responsible for their actions rather that put the blame for the actions of an individual on all those who are of the same group within a characteristic.

This isn't funny.  It's just more ignorance and bigotry masking itself as "justice".

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Re: How it Feels to Be Harassed on Xbox Live

Nightwing, I agree with what you are saying about stereotyping, but don't you see that this video is hyperbole and satire? You acknowledge that the stereotype exists; it's a simple matter of fact that some men in online gaming communities treat women disrepectfully. It shouldn't happen but it does, so it's perfectly fine to satirise it.

Also, I think people can tell that reverse-stereotyping is unjust. As I said before, it's just a comedy video, it makes no attempt to portray a moral message, and people should be able to separate the concepts presented in a comedy video from the way they think of other people. Here on GP we are always saying that people should be able to separate fiction from reality, this is no exception.

I certainly don't think it's acceptable for women to harass men, but that doesn't stop me from finding the video funny, why should it?

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Putting "reverse" in front of any number of offenses downplays the act when committed against any particular group of individuals.  Indeed, if anything, it is a stereotype unto itself by implying that stereotyping against one group is bad while stereotyping another group is acceptable, or in some way less bad.

Yes, fiction isn't reality.  Yet, at the same time, such "humor" can feed the mindset that such attitudes are justifiable, less of a bad thing, or even irrelevant compared to similar acts committed by the "opposite" or other groups within a characteristic.

You can't end such treatment of others by having society view it as funny.  Any more than you can have society view males, adults OR children, who have been raped as being humorous.  Or males who have been victims of any form of abuse as being humorous. 

The more reality you insert into the humor, such as using real individuals, even if they are portraying fictional characters, the more one can associate the humor to real individuals who suffer the real events.  And the solution isn't to demonize the act only when it occurs against one group and consider it justifiable or less of a bad act if committed against another, but to make the act itself wrong and condemn ANYONE who commits it.

Yes, fiction is fiction and reality is reality and the two shall never meet.  Rapelay is one such example.  Totally fictional.  No actual models to associate with the real world.  Yet, would the above video continue to be humorous if the gender roles were to be reversed?  Still fictional, but still funny?  What if you created two videos of the same scenes with cartoon characters?  Would either, both, or neither still be humorous?

Heck, I've been told I don't have a sense of humor because I don't think making a mockery of child molestation, even in fictional settings, is funny.  Yet, for many years now, there have been direct or indirect efforts to have a little yuk-yuk at the idea of adult-child relationships using actual models or actual real individuals making "humorous" comments along such lines.

Again, I agree fiction is fiction and reality is reality, but there comes a point where "if you don't like it, don't participate in it" starts to enter the muddy arena of "turn a blind eye" to something.

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Re: How it Feels to Be Harassed on Xbox Live

Eh, it doesn't really work both ways.  For many men being treated like a piece of meat is both a dream and a life goal.

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...wow.

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MechaTama31That's a pretty difficult anatomy to break.02/26/2015 - 11:09pm
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Andrew EisenTomb Raider: No but we haven't seen much of anything yet. Samus: Yes.02/26/2015 - 9:07pm
ZippyDSMleeWould you call the new tomb raider objectified? WOuld Samus Aran from the new Smash bros be objectified?02/26/2015 - 9:02pm
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Andrew EisenSmurfette is not subjective. If there's more than one female character, it's not Smurfette. Anyway, as with everything on the list, Smurfette is, in and of itself, not necessarily a bad thing.02/26/2015 - 8:32pm
Andrew EisenI think there's 5 women (out of 15, I think) but other than one being a bit more "hippy" than the others, they pretty much all have the same body type. Especially when compaired to the huge variety of male body types.02/26/2015 - 8:31pm
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E. Zachary KnightAE. Very true. I think that is where I was going, but it didn't come out right. Jack Harkness is sexy but not objectified. Whereas, a women would have to be objectified in order to be "sexy" in most games.02/26/2015 - 8:26pm
E. Zachary KnightAnd as Andrew pointed out, there is a big difference between a sexualized man, and an idealized man. But for some reason, there is no distinction between women in games. For the most part.02/26/2015 - 8:25pm
Andrew EisenI think one of the issues we run into repeatedly with these conversations is the confusion over "sexy" and "sexually objectified."02/26/2015 - 8:24pm
E. Zachary KnightYet, for some reason, in orde rto have a sexualized women, she must be wearing lingerie or a bikini. Can't women be sexual and still dress for the job at hand?02/26/2015 - 8:24pm
E. Zachary KnightThe problem I have with complaints of "sexualized men" is that men don't have to wear speedos to be sexualized. Captain Jack Harkness from Torchwood/Doctor Who, was one sexy man, but he spent 99% of his time in a WW2 soldier's trenchcoat.02/26/2015 - 8:23pm
 

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