Jaytow's forum posts

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@alex said:

@corwag: depression, anxiety, or ADHD (all stuff I've been diagnosed with at later stages of my life).

I've suffered from all three of these for most of my life, I'd imagine my depression and anxiety was partially brought on by the social consequences of having ADHD. I no longer suffer from anxiety and the depression isn't as bad as it was just a few months ago so I guess that's progress, I know what you're going through and wish you all the best.

#2 Posted by Jaytow (705 posts) -

I was playing Grand theft auto 5 yesterday and a fellow racer kept telling me "I fuck your mother". Now don't get me wrong, I couldn't care less about a 17 year old from half the world away hurling childish abuse at me but I'll give you another example, a Scottish man in his mid twenties was in my advanced warfare match a couple of weeks ago and he was calling me a "scouse cunt", the problem is not with the internet, it's not specifically with children or with video games, there's a serious problem with society if we have a generation who thinks its acceptable to speak to people this way over the internet.

#3 Edited by Jaytow (705 posts) -

This game looks fucking awesome.

#4 Edited by Jaytow (705 posts) -

@nmarebfly: Fair enough, I guess all I can say is that my understanding of the word comes from its general use in everyday conversation as opposed to the historical meaning which, of course, has more significance when discussing certain issues. Also Rory didn't make the same point as you, his argument was about the Greek origins and sexist intent associated with the word and it was to this I responded. Your post makes a slightly different point about the diagnosis of hysteria to which I would have met with a less fierce approach, that's all I got.

#5 Edited by Jaytow (705 posts) -

@rorie: Fair enough, let me assure you that I have no sexist intent and hysteria simply seemed like the best way to describe a pretty aggressive attitude displayed by, what could well be, a minority in the video games feminism movement (both men and women). Dick head would be the best way to describe anyone who threatens an innocent women on the internet. That's all I got! Keep up the good work.

The language robots are coming to kill us all unless we send Dave Lang back in time to kill Abraham Lincoln.

#6 Edited by Jaytow (705 posts) -

@bradbrains: I didn't quote the rest of your post because I felt it most important to respond to your accusations nor did I mention hysterical elements in this particular instance and yes, it often does feel like a left wing media attacking anyone with a slightly conservative view of the world (not just relating to feminism) and treating them with utter contempt and disgust. I don't want to get into long arguments with people, you're welcome to disagree with me and that's fine.

Scaring someone out of their home makes you a terrible person and that guy will get no sympathy from me.

@rorie said:

@jaytow said:

@rorie said:

@jaytow said:

The hysterical manner in which feminists engage in video game related debate is no excuse to scare a human being in this way, shame on the guy who did this.

Many people feel frustrated by the recent wave of internet feminists but you can tackle these people with logical and sensible debate, this guy is making all who oppose the ultra liberal-leftie video games journalists, who want to constantly push their political agenda in our faces, look like evil people which, of course, isn't the case. This guy is a dick and it's a shame that he currently represents the counter argument to all this hysteria, we're not all like him.

I hope you're cognizant of the weirdness of accusing feminists of "hysteria."

Maybe you should read my message again, I made it clear that I'm referring too "the manner in which feminists engage in video game related debate" and not the wider issue of feminism so please don't try to mislead people or misinterpret my posts and it's perfectly possible for someone who supports the rights of a specific group in society whether it's gender, race, religion to be hysterical Rorie. Being a feminists doesn't make you a good person, it is not necessarily a noble cause, it is noble when your goals are gender equality, yes, but this isn't always the case.

I'm just saying that the word "hysteria" has a pretty loaded history when it comes to describing the actions of women. The root of the word comes from the Greek term "of the womb" (hence terms like "hysterectomy") and has historically been a pretty great way of patting women on the head and dismissing their opinions as pure emotionality.

So your argument is semantics based upon the assumption that my education provided me with a thorough understanding of the origins to every word in the English language, I'm afraid this isn't the case. Hysteria is not the greatly offensive term you're making it out to be and it's a word I'd have absolutely no problem using to describe a man. Whether I'd be adhering to the Greek origins of a word is not something I partially concern myself with when engaging in debate, since I'm a human and not a language robot.

#7 Posted by Jaytow (705 posts) -

@jaytow said:

The hysterical manner in which feminists engage in video game related debate is no excuse to scare a human being in this way, shame on the guy who did this.

Many people feel frustrated by the recent wave of internet feminists but you can tackle these people with logical and sensible debate, this guy is making all who oppose the ultra liberal-leftie video games journalists, who want to constantly push their political agenda in our faces, look like evil people which, of course, isn't the case. This guy is a dick and it's a shame that he currently represents the counter argument to all this hysteria, we're not all like him.

seems like you have a lot of misdirected hate in your heart duder. Imagine being them and having someone give extreme details about where you live and say they are going to hurt you and the people you love simply because you are pursuing something you like and are not the gender a certain group thinks you should be to do it.

Woah, what the hell are you talking about? In what way, shape or form did I justify his actions? I, in no way, want to be associated with him or his behaviour so please, just don't. I didn't say she was hysterical, I am saying that their are hysterical elements to the feminism movement within the video game community.

#8 Posted by Jaytow (705 posts) -

@rorie said:

@jaytow said:

The hysterical manner in which feminists engage in video game related debate is no excuse to scare a human being in this way, shame on the guy who did this.

Many people feel frustrated by the recent wave of internet feminists but you can tackle these people with logical and sensible debate, this guy is making all who oppose the ultra liberal-leftie video games journalists, who want to constantly push their political agenda in our faces, look like evil people which, of course, isn't the case. This guy is a dick and it's a shame that he currently represents the counter argument to all this hysteria, we're not all like him.

I hope you're cognizant of the weirdness of accusing feminists of "hysteria."

Maybe you should read my message again, I made it clear that I'm referring too "the manner in which feminists engage in video game related debate" and not the wider issue of feminism so please don't try to mislead people or misinterpret my posts and it's perfectly possible for someone who supports the rights of a specific group in society whether it's gender, race, religion to be hysterical Rorie. Being a feminists doesn't make you a good person, it is not necessarily a noble cause, it is noble when your goals are gender equality, yes, but this isn't always the case.

#9 Edited by Jaytow (705 posts) -

The hysterical manner in which feminists engage in video game related debate is no excuse to scare a human being in this way, shame on the guy who did this.

Many people feel frustrated by the recent wave of internet feminists but you can tackle these people with logical and sensible debate, this guy is making all who oppose the ultra liberal-leftie video games journalists, who want to constantly push their political agenda in our faces, look like evil people which, of course, isn't the case. This guy is a dick and it's a shame that he currently represents the counter argument to all this hysteria, we're not all like him.

#10 Posted by Jaytow (705 posts) -

when i see a daddy long legs it becomes a daddy dead legs. deady long legs.