Annoyed Female Sounds Off on Men & Their Video Games
An annoyed female has thrown down on men and the lengths they go to get and play video games. Apparently the release of Grand Theft Auto IV has La’Juanda Knight up in arms with “I had to share this with all of you men out there, because I find it sad, offensive and hilarious all at the same time.
It seems that her main problem with video games is that men choose games over time spent doing something else. Her diatribe includes waiting in long lines, scheduling time to play, taking days off work to play and ignoring family members during game time. She’s infuriated with coming home to a gathering of guys watching someone play a game and is absolutely incensed with being asked to spend time with “her man ” (gotta love the possessive nature of that statement) watching him play. She also complains about men staying up late playing instead of doing something “constructive.” Like what? Drinking, scoring drugs, trolling for hookers or stepping out with a mistress? I can think of many past times that are worse than video games.
I have to admit I’ve indulged in one or two of these cardinal sins on occasion and have known others to as well. However, the writer lumps all men into the same category, and completely ignores gamer girls in the same breath. My wife and I spend time playing together, and I spend almost as much time watching her play games as she does me. Our kids watch and play family video games with us as well. I would be crucified if I said all housewives are neglectful because they’re completely absorbed in talk shows and soap operas (probably by my wife no less).
While I realize I’m just giving this woman some grossly undeserved attention for her rant I couldn’t let the assault stand unanswered. The most humorous part of this whole thing though is the responses she’s garnered to her little opinion piece. I support the rights of people to make their feelings known about subjects – obviously since I do it on a daily basis here – but I wish this had been a more well-reasoned piece with something more than computer/game widow syndrome to place as its impetus. Why in our society do we continue to feel the need to call men out on our hobbies or interests – you could almost ascribe the same statements she has in her piece to NCAA Basketball or NFL during the season instead of video games.
I want to address the ladies out there who feel like this woman:
In the immortal words of Rodney King after he was grossly assaulted by Police officers..” Can’t we all just get along?” Isn’t trolling for chicks better in Liberty City than making a run at the local skanks in the meat-market club scene? Don’t you prefer your men in a comfortable, controlled atmosphere where you KNOW what we’re up to with 10 of our best buddies?
How many horrid trite “chick flixs” have we tolerated with you just to spend time in your presence? How many shopping excursions take us to some horrid clothing store or shoe store where we smile and nod when you ask our opinion, knowing we could personally give a damn if it isn’t Victoria’s Secrets. Part of me, the masculine manly part would tell you to “suck it up” and deal with the difference, we all have to compromise in a relationship, or at least that’s what modern men are continuously reminded of after every time an argument doesn’t go your way.
Keep up this possessive, petty pursuit and we’ll find women who enjoy the same things as we do and won’t drag us through “Man of Honor” in the process. They exist, and they like us for who we are and don’t want us to change to suit them. So go on back to your Sex & the City reruns and your Gucci Shoes and Reality TV. We’re just as happy without your BS.
Oh and you see that hooker I just picked up over on the street corner in Liberty City? Sorry I had to run her down with my car but I needed my $50 back. She nags me less than you and I just ran her down. I won’t try that at home.
via Baller Status