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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 12:19 PM Reply

I heard that for awhile (maybe even until recently) women were not allowed in the military. So it's probably just something that we have grown into our culture. More likely, it's because women have to spend nine months being connected to a kid they're going to have, whereas a man only has to do it for one night and that's it.


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 12:19 PM Reply

It's not so much that we're into violence as we're into victory. To us I think it's more of the competition and the outcome that matters rather than the actual violence.


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 12:22 PM Reply

You're right and honestly I have no Idea. My girlfriend asks the same thing. I don't know why but I just love mild violence. I love getting into fights and boxing my friends, it's just fun lol.
Anything too violent like murder or anything makes me sad though. :(

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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 12:48 PM Reply

Masculinity.


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:08 PM Reply

Men like violence because it makes them feel they have power of things. Nothing more, nothing less. The same reason women like things we consider "girly", because they dislike thinking about negative emotions and instead prefer idealism. Tom boys and Tom girls are just like that except reversed from the social norm.

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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:13 PM Reply

Because it's fun?

Pretend violence prepares us for the real thing. Well, no, it doesn't, but it makes us familiar with it.


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:16 PM Reply

I'm not into violence, in fact I tried to stop a bully a couple times back in middle and high school before. I mean, sure I like playing Counter Strike and Battlefield 3 and such...but that does not mean I like killing folks and seeing their brains splattered...it's weird people think males are more into violence and killing.

I know a lot more girls who are into shooting games than my guy friends are!


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:17 PM Reply

It could be because the people or things us boys tried to imitate were figures that we aspired to be, like police officers or soldiers - job usually men would have. I think watching cartoons like G.I. Joe and the like also were factors too.


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:21 PM Reply

For the adrenaline rush, maybe?

Boys are weird.

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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:21 PM Reply

It's the "alpha mode" for some of us.

It's the massive adrenaline rush of fighting or watching a fight unfold, asking yourself what would you have done, could you take that guy on, etc?

No it's not pleasant but it's a way to settle things. It is a way to finally get people to stop fucking with you when nothing else works. When they seek you out just to show they own you, then you turn around and shoot them, or crack them with a bat. then you show "Yea asshole, you think you were on top, try again buttfuck" and walk away.

There can be dignity in fighting, there can be grace. There can be complexity and extreme skill. There can also be senseless violence and acts of brutality rarely seen by people. It serves a purpose, there are some who know nothing but fighting, some who only learn to grow the fuck up after getting the shit beaten out of them once or twice, hell. That could very well mean just society shitting on them a few times, doesn't take a burly man for it to be a "fight"


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:58 PM Reply

I was always into violence from a young age.
I will always be violent.

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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:40 PM Reply

Have you ever seen the documentary Tough Guise ? It explains a lot about the male psychology from toddlers to adults.

I recommend seeing it


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:52 PM Reply

At 3/2/13 02:28 AM, T3XT wrote: Don't lie; if you were a little boy you played cowboys & Indians or cops & robbers or this vs. that and fake-fought your friends all the time. And there's really nothing wrong with that.

Of course, clearly actual violence isn't a pleasant thing, so why do we like the idea of it so much? Why is it that ever since we're little, we need to have toy weapons and fighting roleplays and watch Madness on Newgrounds?

I'm not going to lie. I love fighting-based video games, movies and novels as much as the next guy. However, I've been in enough intense situations to know being in the presence of a fight is not at all a fun thing to actually have happen. Some boys I've met can't even make that distinction (though most can), and end up being violence-loving fuck-ups.

Why is it that we love the idea of fighting so much, Newgrounds? It's a psychological question that's bugged me for quite some time, and there's no straightforward answer to it, but...

What do you think, Newgrounds?

violence is hotwired into our bodys and brain if something threatens us we f#ck it up
think about wars mostly guys right all the testostron runing around us also makes us like that
violence is a scary thing having grown up in a voilent home for the past 12 years of my life i was around it 24/7
but like i said its a instince thing


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:26 PM Reply

At 3/2/13 10:04 AM, KiwiSundae wrote: Fighting gets guys rock hard. That's why.

Yeah, women would probably like that sort of thing more than you would think, hee hee.


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:29 PM Reply

At 3/2/13 09:32 AM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 3/2/13 08:52 AM, BumFodder wrote: Creating fake conflicts for fun is hardly 'being into violence'
Humans are drawn to it though. Violence fuels our inner fire.

People arent into violence because they dont want to die, theres a very large difference between 'lol i just shot u on cod' and 'oh my god that guy just shot someone'.

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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:31 PM Reply

I played ninja and sometimes house with my toys.


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:41 PM Reply

At 3/3/13 03:26 PM, Ericho wrote:
At 3/2/13 10:04 AM, KiwiSundae wrote: Fighting gets guys rock hard. That's why.
Yeah, women would probably like that sort of thing more than you would think, hee hee.

Hmm ... People are really into some weird stuff.

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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:51 PM Reply

My little cousin used to help me burn my Bratz dolls.


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 04:25 PM Reply

I'm not. It's just a waste of time. even when im mad i know that im smart enough to not use physical violence to solve something. If its defending myself that's a different story.


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 07:34 PM Reply

At 3/2/13 11:58 AM, mothballs wrote: And you sound like a pansy.

I am.

At 3/2/13 07:09 AM, Ragnarokia wrote:
At 3/2/13 02:28 AM, T3XT wrote: What do you think, Newgrounds?
I think you should bother to do your own simple fact and research finding rather than leeching off others.

There's not one simple answer to this. I've heard many theories and studies before, but it's all up for discussion. And so far I've got some juicy discussion so I guess this is going pretty well.

Also, has anyone read the book Lord of the Flies? Or hastily read the back cover before English class? Well, it's a pretty dull read but it makes some good points on human male nature. It's sort of symbolic of what boys do when left to their own devices.

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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 08:21 PM Reply

Perhaps we've been raised into gender roles. You know, the man has to be big and strong and fight to protect the women and children.

Or perhaps it's a bit more primal, in the sense that our instincts tell us we must be strong in order to provide for and protect the women and children.

Or maybe we're all just crazy. Who knows, really.


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 08:29 PM Reply

Because human nature.


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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 08:45 PM Reply

In boys it seems the violence is more tolerated and in girls is more restrained. There is this conception that girls do not engage in physical violence, but it is not completely true. Girls fighting are perceived more as crazy, because the society does not assume violence in women as in men.

I am a woman, and hell, as a child I engaged in a lot of stone fights with homemade slingshots. When we ran out of stones, then we used our hands. Growing in rural Spain helped. Sending or being sent to the closest hospital for stitches was common in the long hot summers. We were little, sadistic fucks and without those lawsuits so common in the US, we ran wild. My gender did not save me from that neither. A game between two teams could become a brawl. Boys and girls included. Forget about a soccer match gone wrong... ugh

Violence seems to have something addictive. I got into boxing in my teen years and found the fights exciting and adrenaline rushing. Kicking ass (and getting my ass kicked in the process) had something. Even with a bloody nose and an eyebrow fucked up you continue at it, but at the end you shaked hands with the oponent. Looking back there was not logic in getting your ass busted for entertainment, but well

Today I do not fight no more, as I am a socially adapted adult.. I am not a gamer neither, so no games for me, but still, I find combat sports on TV and violent movies interesting.

It is human nature, I guess, like the morbid curiosity for death

At 3/2/13 02:28 AM, T3XT wrote: Don't lie; if you were a little boy you played cowboys & Indians or cops & robbers or this vs. that and fake-fought your friends all the time. And there's really nothing wrong with that.

Of course, clearly actual violence isn't a pleasant thing, so why do we like the idea of it so much? Why is it that ever since we're little, we need to have toy weapons and fighting roleplays and watch Madness on Newgrounds?

I'm not going to lie. I love fighting-based video games, movies and novels as much as the next guy. However, I've been in enough intense situations to know being in the presence of a fight is not at all a fun thing to actually have happen. Some boys I've met can't even make that distinction (though most can), and end up being violence-loving fuck-ups.

Why is it that we love the idea of fighting so much, Newgrounds? It's a psychological question that's bugged me for quite some time, and there's no straightforward answer to it, but...

What do you think, Newgrounds?

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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 08:46 PM Reply

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At 3/3/13 08:46 PM, YenMuffin wrote: I hope this comic is informative.

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At 3/3/13 08:46 PM, YenMuffin wrote: I hope this comic is informative.

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Response to Why are boys so into violence? Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 10:13 PM Reply

to stand upon the defeated, knowing full well of our power to defeat our foes in combat and send shock and awe into all those who see

also, swords and guns are cool!


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