Tag Archive: violence

Mar 20 2013

A graph for the gun violence / video games conflaters


Via The Atlantic Wire, this graph shows a clear correlation between gun violence and video game spending per capita… …oh wait, no, it doesn’t. Like, at all. Your move, gun apologists.

Feb 28 2012

Religion in video games: more problematic than reality?

Templars from the Siege of Masyaf, Assassin's Creed 1

Via Kotaku, Aliasalpha and Glendon Mellow both brought to my attention a study by Greg Perrault, a doctorate student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, which claims that video games present a problematized view of religion that is somehow unique amongst other media. More specifically, it is that these video games which feature …

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Oct 09 2011

Gender studies homework: NVAWS and “think of the men!”

DavidByron, antifeminist troll extraordinaire, in a moderated comment on this post has described the National Violence Against Women Survey as an “own goal against feminists” by virtue of its defining rape in terms of actions, not in terms of the perceived transgression. The reasoning behind doing the survey this way is that people are less …

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Oct 08 2011

The Disadvantages of Being a Man

via Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Before I start on this post, nothing I say here is intended to be a slight on people fighting for equality from the perspective of other genders or sexes. I intend this as an acknowledgement of the many ways that men are disadvantaged by the same societal mores that disadvantage women in other, additionally serious …

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Oct 05 2011

Breitbart calls for Tea Party to begin civil war: “Fire the first shot”

Andrew Breitbart calls for violence against liberals, claiming that the military will back Tea Partiers like himself if they manage to incite an honest-to-goodness shooting war, not just an information war: “I’m under attack all the time. They call me gay, there are death threats… There are times where I’m not thinking as clearly as …

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