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?