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Experts Claim Black Ops III Will Make Women More Violent

When it was revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops III would let players use a female character in the campaign, one assumed that would satisfy the PC police and sexism Gestapo.

But now we have another problem: Experts claiming the inclusion of female characters will only serve to make women more violent.

As cited by Crave Online, two "experts" (Crave puts the word in quotes) have a big problem with putting women in shooters. Said Sue Palmer, a child development expert:

"It will have the same impact on girls as it will have in any child. The evidence is that it will make them more cold and reckless or more withdrawn and fearful."

Mediawatch UK director Vivienne Pattison echoed the comments:

"I think its incredibly worrying when we start to use killing other people and its much more realistic because you are the one doing it as a form of entertainment."

Well, this isn't really anything new; we'e been hearing such complaints for decades. These just have the twist of adding females to the mix. As such, it's not about women in games but the age-old argument as to whether or not violent games make people more violent. Now, contrary to what the Crave author said about there being "no evidence," there have been numerous studies that proved violent media has an immediate affect on developing minds. Children exposed to large amounts of violence absolutely become more aggressive, tend to utilize violence to resolve disputes, and become more resistant to and distrusting of authority figures.

All of that will always be true. It's why we have ratings on our entertainment products. As for the women bit, somebody would have to prove that females are somehow more susceptible to such influences if we're to complain about more women playing shooters. And I'm pretty sure you won't find any such proof.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Tags: call of duty black ops iii, black ops 3, cod female characters

11/10/2015 11:33:37 AM Ben Dutka

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Underdog15
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 11:46:16 AM
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Are you trying to tell me M rated games aren't for kids?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 4:49:04 PM

LOL

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 5:38:31 AM

Holy crap I never knew!

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Godslim
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 3:04:26 PM
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What a load of crap!

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Corvo
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 3:38:43 PM
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Wait a minute... So women have the same sized brains as children? And if they play games like COD it'll make them more violent? Everything is adding up now. Before I thought these statements were ludicrous but now I know I was blind! Thank you sirs for openning my eyes because I now know for sure that video games are the cause of people going out, finding weapons and harming other people just because of video games! And its only because of video games, ignore the world wars, dynasty wars, all of that because those don't count! Only recent violence counts! Thanks video games!

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Fallout 4 is stupid good.

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ethird1
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 4:01:39 PM
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I like violent women. Smack daddy around, baby!!

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 5:39:08 AM

Damn!

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TrueAssassin86x
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 7:51:08 AM

Gitty

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vatoloco47
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 4:59:58 PM
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Wait..So first they complain women characters are not included in games, and when they are added as a side side character and they complain about that. Now that the women characters are the main characters they complain they are portrayed in the wrong way. Either they make their own games how they want women to be portrayed or they can just shut the f#!k up!

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Bio
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 7:46:30 PM

All they're saying is that they think females and males are affected similarly by violent videogames. Nobody is complaining.

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Draguss
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 7:35:41 PM
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Please excuse me while I rub my head from the horrible migraines this kind of ridiculousness gives me.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 9:51:28 PM
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I think those 2 researchers have a very case of permanent PMS!

Doc saint's advice:
take some hormone therapy shots & then sure that you "DON'T call me in the morning!

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Nas Is Like
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 4:55:41 AM
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"Experts"

Indeed.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 5:40:06 AM
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I'm definitely reading statements from idiots who are pretending to be experts.

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TrueAssassin86x
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 7:51:49 AM
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HahaHahaHaha

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