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Unformatted text preview: surveys he did on womanhood), in not only video games, but also all forms of media, the subject of manhood is constantly referenced. In the TV show Scrubs , one of the surgeons, Turk, is constantly ridiculed for being very protective of his manhood. I believe that it is all part of the male stigma to hold onto something that for the opposite sex, is rarely threatened. Manhood is more than just a definition, it is something men hold onto as pride and social standing, something that can put them above another male. And in referencing video games, that is a reason I believe that the video game society and culture is dominated by males. Video games are all about competition, whether they are your peers or just a computer simulation. No matter what the game, no matter how docile or fierce, bloody or nice, male or female oriented, it is a competition....
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course COMM 1126 taught by Professor Casad during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
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