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    Video games making men "pathetic"?

    According to William Bennett, a well-known cultural commentator and former U.S. Secretary of Education, they are.

    In this article on CNN.com, Bennett explains how he believes video games are making the male population pathetic for enjoying video games at an older age, and believes that this overall rise of laziness in males is what is allowing women to "take the place of men".

    If you're offended by these sexist and harsh words, well then I don't blame you.

    Here's the GameInformer article reporting on it, where I originally found the information: Conservative Pundit Says Video Games Are Making Men "Pathetic" - GameInformer.com

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    how dare he, I am going to go ahead and write a strong worded email lambasting him for his...ah fuck it I have to earn the Racquet Sports

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    Seriously, I blame broadband internet and free streaming porn for male laziness more than video games.

    After playing a vigorous video game session, I rarely feel the desire to take a nap.

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    In that case I wonder what his opinion is on girl gamers. Either way this is one of the most stupidest things I've ever heard.




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    I hope one of the lazy gaming men in his constituency kicks his ass.

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    Shouldn't he be doing something more productive then writing a bullshit article with no evidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_mayus View Post
    how dare he, I am going to go ahead and write a strong worded email lambasting him for his...ah fuck it I have to earn the Racquet Sports
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    thats a bunch of bull right there -
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    Wow, he doesn't have a clue what he's talking about... I'm a gamer, but I'm far from lazy.

    He sounds like another Hank Hill, "Bobby, get off that vide-ah-game"
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    I found this and thought it was appropriate for this thread.

    Last edited by dr_mayus; 10-05-2011 at 10:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_mayus View Post
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    it made me laugh actually...remember to always look on the bright side of life

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    i know what it is his sister beats him in Video games every time they play he needs to cry about it.

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    I'm having fun so who gives a fuck. Scene kids dressing like women is pathetic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by connman88 View Post
    Shouldn't he be doing something more productive then writing a bullshit article with no evidence.
    While I disagree with the dude, this kind of stuff is written after doing some research, in which they get evidence to prove their theory. The chances of stuff like this getting published without any research being done before-hand is very strange.

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    video games making men lazy? last i checked the US govt and corporations have been giving us fast food, technology that thinks for us, giving jobs to overseas for more profit, and always telling us to leave things to the government....so they should STFU and let me finish playing Uncharted til they figure out a way to fix this mess they made
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    After reading his article, the only connection I can find to videogames is the fact that he has mentioned them as scapegoat. He has stated that men these days are lazy and irresponsible, allowing women to play catch-up in the working environment. This seems to me to be a pretty sexist article, to be honest. It worries me to hear a supposedly respected columnist acting so concerned that women are succeeding in the workplace.
    His statement on the role that videogames have to play in this matter comes across as fairly ridiculous. Sure, there are lazy and irresponsible people out there. I can say with 100% certainty that videogames didn't make them that way. They would be the same without a console in front of them. They are personality traits, not videogame caused afflictions.
    Infact, to be able to afford a half-decent gaming habit, you have to have a disposable income... enough cash to pay for the console, games, online subscriptions and internet-related usage fees as well. Unless you're still living at home with your parents, it's more than likely you need a job to support that habit. I for one know I work like a motherfucka in order to afford the things I love, and my career is developing at quite a decent rate. I guess Mr Bennett needs to realise that not everyone can be lucky enough to get paid for translating diarrhea into an 800 word article for CNN.
    I also like the disclaimer down the bottom...
    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of William J. Bennett.
    True that.

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    Doom is not pathetic. It is Richards who is pathetic!
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    I would agree with this 100%

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    Well, you have to remember, they let anyone write an article these days. This man just happens to be a little behind on the times. He's just scapegoating gaming, because he can't handle modern society. Take this article with a grain of salt, do you really think this man: knows what he's talking about?

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