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Monday, June 07, 2010

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brinda allen

Absolutely. This typist recedes into an almost disembodied pair of hands when I log on to Secondlife... brinda Allen is "real", and she's not 68.
That identification didn't take but a few hours three years ago.

Pussycat Catnap

Anyone who's played a video game and flinched when their character got squished by a mushroom or did a 300 foot jump could have saved these researchers a lot of time.

Heck, anyone who's ever watched a movie and had their heart race as the hero or heroine goes through some struggle could have said the same.

Nothing new in this news.

Adeon Writer

I think the only reason he felt threatened is after seeing the girl stroked and feeling a real girl do the same, when he saw the girl get slapped he assumed he was about to get slapped irl as well. ;)

Bob L

Who would have thought men were capable of empathy?

Melponeme_k

This seems to be the same experiment over and over. A more benign one was about a group of children who saw avatars of themselves swimming with whales. It was so realistic, they actually believed they swam with whales.

This experiment hides a nasty fact about many men who play female avatars. They use them for exploitation. It was how Barbie got started before Mattel turned it into a child's toy. The original Barbie was a barely dressed fetish doll that hung on car dashboards. I don't think there was any empathy there.

And there isn't too much in this experiment either. Considering they used a standard male fantasy motif.

Bob L

" It was how Barbie got started before Mattel turned it into a child's toy. The original Barbie was a barely dressed fetish doll that hung on car dashboards. I don't think there was any empathy there."

Nice try. My girlfriend's father designed barbie for Mattel. Can you possibly be more full of shit?

Melponeme_k

Bob L,

This was the story given in a documentary I saw about Mattel. They even showed pictures of the dolls. It was based on a German comic character and marketed as something racy. The founder of Mattel purchased the doll and used it as a jumping off point for the American Barbie.

So why are YOU FULL OF SHIT?

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