No I’m not having babies, far from it actually. It’s a clip about how women in certain countries (India/China) are seen as less than desirable compared to men, so they’re often aborted or killed shortly after death. A combination of factors lead to these undesirable circumstances ranging from a limited amount of births, to the belief that women make inferior workers, and the expense that is incurred when marrying them off.
I feel as though my own perception of women has changed after being through nursing school and living in such close proximity to so many girls at all times. Initially it was difficult to avoid stopping and staring when half a dozen different girls are running around in short-shorts and tees while doing everything from cooking to watching TV. It was awkward and I felt like I shouldn’t be in the room or I just needed to be somewhere else.
Over time my feelings of insecurity and awkwardness involving being surrounded by half-naked beautiful women began to abate due to not only seeing it so often but working alongside these same girls in class and clinicals. It was interesting how the girls were looked at differently by the guys who didn’t live in the dorms versus the guys who did. Essentially it just boiled down to the guys who didn’t know the girls as well had a harder time relating to them as a person versus a thing. Not understanding someone or something makes it that much easier to dehumanize the person or situation, and to a lesser degree I think that’s what I began to realize that I had been doing that same thing for a very long time.
It was always humorous when a male friend or family member would come up to my room due to how incredibly awkward they became and I couldn’t help but laugh because it reminded me of myself when I first moved in. It’s one thing to explain to someone how weird I initially felt, but it’s something else entirely when you get to watch a good friend blush and stammer their way through a simple conversation.
These kinds of interactions are a large part of what makes school so great and it’s sad that they really don’t exist outside of a small period of time early on in life. I can only assume that most people get a sampling of what I found at school to a greater or lesser degree so long as they have mixed populations. IMO the more people and diversity you have at your school the better as I pity the fool who attends a same sex college. Ironically enough I came somewhat close to doing just that although it was the opposite sex.
Sometimes I look back and reflect on the trials and tribulations of being one of the few males in a sea of early 20’s women who just wanted to party and have a good time. It wasn’t easy but I made it through. I made it through…
Will your kids do playthroughs with xcal kids? Just imagine them playing RE10 with Chris as green Hulk.
Thanks for toughing it out with ask those women. I’m sure that it really sucked being surrounded by them. You are such a patron to do this for your country. Lol
I will bet learning so much about yourself and women will help allot in your future relationships.
Oh and typo in the first paragraph. You can’t abort or kill shortly after death. But you could do that shortly after birth. Lol
And I think you will agree. This new magic you have of understanding women. And looking at them as who they are. It uncovers allot about them that allot of us never see. As we can’t seem to get past there boobies!
Lol that would be so great! I have been a fan of Xcal since cod4 and i’m so glad that I found you from him. I love the way you actually analyze a game through and through because once you bring something up in a down the rabbit hole i’m always like wow that is so true or wow that’s a new perspective and I enjoy it. I myself am trying to criticize games when I play them now instead of just being like most gamers and just playing like a zombie not thinking about anything else. Also I enjoy you and Xcal’s competitive past stories please do more and by enjoy I mean full on boner when you release a video talking about your competitive gaming past. (Full homo?)
Anyone else notice the naked toddler girl around the 1:02 mark of that video?
Aborted shortly after death?
Boy DRJ that sounds rough. How did you manage living among a treasure trove of beautiful, young women? :p
It’s so funny you would type this. I feel exactly the same way. I’ve been a RT in radiology and CT for almost 7 years. I was an absolute loser when it came to talking to women for the first 20 years of my life. Like you said going to clinicals at the hospital and seeing so many good looking women who were strong and highly intelligent and shared my passion for science and healthcare just made it easier to have a conversation. Working at a hospital is an awesome place to meet women. So many hot 20 somethings that aren’t complete psychos or dumb-asses.
I think female MD’s outnumber male MD’s now as well which is crazy considering it wasn’t that long ago that women weren’t even allowed to practice medicine. But to your second point, there really is nothing more sexy than a brilliant woman.
Heh, it will be some time before I ever have kids, but if it happens I’m sure they’ll play video games.
At times I feel lucky to have followed the path I did for that reason.