The Demise of Guys...

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    Aug 31, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
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    This is my first time having a forum topic, but I would enjoy hearing your thoughts on this guys perspective concerning the decline of men...Especially, I would like to hear what you think how this affects us as gay, bi, or curious men? icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 31, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    Wow, this is the first TED talk I've seen that kinda sucked. That guy should not be speaking in public, it was kinda gruesome to watch and boring to follow.
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    Aug 31, 2011 3:53 AM GMT
    I don't think they could have gotten a more flamboyant guy to make that speech. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 31, 2011 3:53 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidWow, this is the first TED talk I've seen that kinda sucked. That guy should not be speaking in public, it was kinda gruesome to watch and boring to follow.
    ^I feel that way with all TED talks. icon_lol.gif

    Summary of Video:
    Guys turn into misogynistic jerks unless they're coddled and emotionally emasculated at an early age. So yeah, that video was awful.
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    Aug 31, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    Yeah, his presentation is pretty much this..

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    Aug 31, 2011 5:06 AM GMT
    I definitely agree with the need for citations. My academic brain goes a little crazy, but I have found that with other TED speeches as well...
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    Aug 31, 2011 5:24 AM GMT
    Philip Zimbardo is most famous for staging the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment back in the 70’s. His recent book ‘The Lucifer Effect’ is worth reading.

    He’s written a number of books over the years on shyness and social anxiety.

    And to answer Alora’s question, I don’t his talk has any bearing on gay men. Yeah, young gay guys are gamers and get their porn on line too (don‘t we all?). But the whole social context of gay men, our ways of socializing, relationships, restrictions on forming LTRs - oh gee, we can get married in how many states now? - are far more complicated than the standard teenage wildlife that Zimbardo refers to.
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    Aug 31, 2011 5:44 AM GMT
    SouthPawPete saidPhilip Zimbardo is most famous for staging the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment back in the 70’s. His recent book ‘The Lucifer Effect’ is worth reading.

    He’s written a number of books over the years on shyness and social anxiety.

    And to answer Alora’s question, I don’t his talk has any bearing on gay men. Yeah, young gay guys are gamers and get their porn on line too (don‘t we all?). But the whole social context of gay men, our ways of socializing, relationships, restrictions on forming LTRs - oh gee, we can get married in how many states now? - are far more complicated than the standard teenage wildlife that Zimbardo refers to.


    I wish you would expound a little. Many gay men, these days, find their only community and relationships through on-line or technological avenues. Wouldn't some of the things he says about social akwardness and shyness relate even more to our community? Hell, RJ is its own case study in social awkwardness and lack of ability to relate to others. There is a wider context than just "teenage wildlife" for this vid...