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Blame the parents-pt. 1, posted by dee

Women like this make my blood boil.

It’s not even so much that the only good thing she said video games can do is improve hand/eye coordination.

It’s not even that she said that instead of playing video games, people should try to be better spouses/parents.

It isn’t even that she “GUARAN-DANG-TEEs” in all caps that no geek will ever get married if s/he doesn’t stop button mashing.

It’s the fact that she resorted to name calling  as old, tired and overused as her C U Next Tuesday when she called gamers fiscally irresponsible junior high aged kids with no social skills. Oh and here’s another brilliant quote:

” …your THUMB muscle isn’t really the first thing the woman is going to look at say, “Oooh….What a MAN!”

Oh and apparently, all women want a man that is “kind, gentle, sincere, and puts them first as a priority” so apparently, males that game are complete assholes and physically weak individuals that won’t be able to  protect us poor damsels in distress when we call out for help.



  1. It sounds like she’s never met a geek she didn’t hate on sight.

    Also, Pet Peeve: People who use their kids like props in their posting icons in some sort of attempt to aid in establishing parenting cred.

    Posted on 20-Apr-09 at 5:53 pm | Permalink
  2. dee

    she just wants to make people think her kid likes her, when really, he hates her.

    Posted on 20-Apr-09 at 5:55 pm | Permalink
  3. I’m not, and don’t plan to be, a parent. I am a gamer, and I’ve been married for going on five years now. My wife games as well on occasion. I agree that one does need to evaluate things like the amount of time you spend gaming, but I wouldn’t say that time not gaming is necessarily “better spent” doing other things. Is she advocating dropping all hobbies to pay attention to your spouse? Because that would drive my, and I suspect others’ significant others, mad.

    I’ll be very curious to see what stats she pulls out to talk about the effects of video game on society. Judging by this initial article, I don’ t have high hopes about an actual examination of evidence. As she states, “you can find argument to support anything you want to now a days,” and she seems predisposed to the negative.

    She follows this by “Is it worth the risk?” That’s a terrible attitude to take, and a similar argument advocated by those spreading the faux anti-vaccination panic.

    Posted on 20-Apr-09 at 8:26 pm | Permalink
  4. Derek

    Nah, it’s totally true. No women like gamers.

    Oh, also:

    Nielsen’s latest gaming data has been published in the form of The State of the Video Gamer (pdf). Gathering PC gaming data from the “Nielsen MegaPanel”, more than 185,000 PCs were tracked by their system in the US. The findings include that “PC gaming is alive and well,” showing growth, and that females aged 25 and older make up the largest block of PC gamers, responsible for 54.6% of all game play minutes in December 2008.

    And game #7? WoW. Demo?

    428,621 women, 675,713 men. So, yeah, good luck 675k guys! You’ll never find a woman! Your odds are abysmal at 3:2! SCREWED!

    Posted on 20-Apr-09 at 10:51 pm | Permalink
  5. Kurt

    I started to comment, then realized around the fourth paragraph that my thoughts were best relegated to a post. So see above for my response to this woman.

    Posted on 22-Apr-09 at 11:47 am | Permalink

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  1. ‘Ware the anger of video game widows on 22-Apr-09 at 12:00 pm

    […] Dee made a post about a woman named Jillian R, a “Phoenix Early Childhood Parenting Examiner” (citizen reporter, in other words) who posted what amounted to a rant on video game players and how they ignore families.  My first impression was this is a woman who has dealt with being a “video game widow” in the past, and she has a very large axe to grind because of it.  A video game widow, as the name suggests, is someone who has become ignored by their Significant Other due to the latter always playing video games.  Internet widows are a related flavor.  While Jillian R tries to lend some legitimacy to her post by mentioning “research” that will appear in forthcoming articles, this first post is really nothing but an internet rant. […]

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