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Fox News Doctor Dude: The Hunger Games Will Make Teen Girls Violent, Unfeminine

Do NOT catch this fever. Symptoms include: Being a girl. Shooting people with arrows. Catching on fire.

Apparently there’s a movie in theaters now by the name of The Hunger Games – it’s sort of obscure, so you may not have heard of it. Despite the title, it does not have anything to do with food. No, apparently it has something to do with young people fighting to the death on TV, or something.

Over on the Fox News website, Dr. Keith Ablow – described as “a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team” – is shocked to discover that this film contains:

1) Attractive young people

2) Violence

This deadly combination alarms Dr. Ablow, who warns:

The Hunger Games … adds to the toxic psychological forces it identifies, rather than reducing them.  …

It is an entertainment product of complete fiction and great potency, given its intense level of fantasy and violence.  As such, it only conveys young people closer to “expressing” in a virtual format their powerful and primitive instincts (potentially kindling their desire to truly express such instincts) while conveying them further from their daily realities and a little further still from their real selves. 

And apparently the film fails utterly in inculcating hostility towards the Kardashian family.

Almost no one will emerge from a theater swearing off shows like the Keeping Up With the Kardashians, or Jersey Shore because they are produced by adults happy enough to make a buck off of stupefying teenagers.

As I am sure you are all aware, inculcating hostility towards the Kardashians is the aim of all great art, as Aristotle explained so many centuries ago:

A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious, and also, as having magnitude, complete in … with incidents arousing pity and terror, with which to accomplish its purgation of these emotions. Those Kardashian girls are such stuck up bitches — “ooh i got a big ass, everybody look at me!” And don’t even get me started on Snooki.

Hey, can I get a goddamn gyro here?

That quote is, of course, from Aristotle’s famous treatise “Ho-etics.”

In addition to not inculcating hatred towards the Kardashians, Dr. Ablow warns us, The Hunger Games will make its viewers

more likely to come out of theaters having shed some measure of the healthy psychological defenses (which are, luckily, partly reinforced by socialization) that keep them at a distance from their violent impulses.  …

Other than entertaining millions and millions of teenagers and making millions and millions of dollars, the net result of The Hunger Games is likely to be:

1) Females will be further distanced from their traditional feminine characteristics that … suggested they were not being real “girls” if they were extremely physically violent.

2) Young teens and many pre-teens will be awakened to the fact that they are capable of extreme violence, given the right set of circumstances.

3) A few psychologically vulnerable teens—who would have come to no good anyhow—may be inspired to replicate the film’s violence.

So I’m guessing that’s a big “thumbs down” from Dr. Ablow.

Given that the mainstream media is but a tool in the hand of our gynocentric matriarchal overlordsladies, I’m not quite sure how this article slipped through. But we’re lucky it did.

Over on What Men Are Saying About Women, where I found big chunks of Ablow’s essay quoted without any explanation of where they were from, our good friend Christian J. explains that:

This movie is straight out of the slut-feminists’ arsenal of the “You Go Grrrllll” mantras. They have promoted violent women and will continue to do so (think Valerie Solanas). Slut-feminists justify this action under their delusional and blatantly false claim that women should be able to protect themselves as they are constantly attacked and physically abused on a daily basis, everywhere they go..

Where they get that from is ofcourse by generating their own falsified and doctored statistics which they have done for too long to remember.

If anyone suggests you go see The Hunger Games, they are probably a slut feminist. You should run far away from them in case they decide to punch you.

Go watch old episodes of The A-Team instead, a show which is totally not violent in any way.

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Ruby Hypatia
Ruby Hypatia
8 years ago

Ruby Hypatia
Ruby Hypatia
8 years ago

Since Obamacare would also ration healthcare, then you guys also want people to just go die.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

More talking points/lies, Ruby? It’s getting old.

pillowinhell
8 years ago

Ruby, in Canada, we have social universal healthcare and guess what? People die of terminal illness because of the illness, not because of lack of care. We could do better i| terms of dental care for sure, but folks here get timely and effective treatment as determined by doctors and not bean counters.

For the love of little daisies, give it up! You have people from at least three nations telling you the US hrealth system could be better.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

What we’re doing today: having a BBQ. If the humidity would back off, it would be a perfect day for it.

BlackBloc
BlackBloc
8 years ago

“For we each of us deserve everything, every luxury that was ever piled in the tombs of the dead kings, and we each of us deserve nothing, not a mouthful of bread in hunger. Have we not eaten while another starved? Will you punish us for that? Will you reward us for the virtue of starving while others ate? No man earns punishment, no man earns reward. Free your mind of the idea of deserving, the idea of earning, and you will begin to be able to think.”
– Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Dispossessed”

Holly Pervocracy
8 years ago

Ruby, RIGHT NOW people who are poor are encountering the “sorry, not enough healthcare, just go die” scenario.

Healthcare is ALREADY rationed. It’s just rationed by wealth. I have no problem with rationing it in a more fair and orderly fashion.

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
8 years ago

“Since Obamacare would also ration healthcare, then you guys also want people to just go die.”

Also? Thanks for finally admitting that you do, in fact, want people to just go die. But don’t worry – I think we all know that your honesty was unintentional.

So tell us, why is it you’re so in love with the idea of people just going and dying?

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

Dammit, Rubes, here I was trying to talk about the fun things we were doing on the weekend and you come back.

I achieved all of my weekend goals! AND I baked cookies.

Ruposhi
Ruposhi
3 years ago

Fox news should be the last ones to preach family values and decency in women. Despite all of the shame put on women who they view as “sluts” they often make objectifying commentary about women that they bring on television (during the daytime, mind you).

Vox did a really good video on it:

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