#5: Let’s just geek out on Wonder Woman for a few minutes here. I loved the movie, Lea liked the movie as a customer, not a fan. We get to go into our likes about the movie and of course the fun, “Go Women, Pro Woman” voice that the movie promotes. This is not a long episode, and there is not really any family therapy aspects in it, but we get to geek out on it.
Just wanted to give a small heads up. We had technical difficulties during our last recording and it was unbearable to listen to let alone fix. We are going to re-record that episode as well as a bonus episode.
thanks for all the support
#4: Why when I play a female fighter or wizard or ranger or whatever when I play a video game the higher level my character is the less armor my character seems to be wearing. My armor class is higher, that is cool, but it looks like I’m riding through Azeroth naked, or in a bikini.
But when you pick up the armor in any dungeon, it will look like a really cool breast plate, or chain mail pants and when you put it on it’s like a loincloth. Is this what guys are looking for?
Anyway these costumes are not practical. Women in comic books, anime, video games really do allow for more movement but other than that they do not allow for more protection. In comic books our super hero’s are dressed in belts and straps. Boys idolize these looks but do not women to actually dress like this. They would prefer women to be dressed like the movie version of Gamora. So fully clothed in real life and naked every other time. Women are made to fit roles that are forced on them in society. But when women follow the role and embraces it, she is ridiculed and demeaned. http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1216223-virgin-killing-sweater . This sweater was created in a meme from a cosplayer, and now has gone insane. Many cosplayers, have purchased it and done photoshoots in it. Of course there have been trolls who anonymously behind their computer screen safely tucked behind their laptops, they insult these cosplayers or degrade them. There are 155 million Americans who play games regularly and out of that, 48% of them are female. When approximately half of the gamers being female, it is still not ” safe” for female gamers. It’s not just small insults of being called a noob or loser, when a man knows a woman is playing games it is rape jokes and insulting their looks, even though they don’t know how they look. But, why would they think that a woman should be treated any different from their “naked” characters in a game.
This episode will discuss more of how the media continues to allow these
#3: Starting off, we are apologizing for Lea & Kat sounding very congested, as tree sex attempts to kill them by hindering their breathing.
Kat gets to gush about her new computer and software she is using to record and edit with (thanks Shannon.) Because new tech is always fun to talk about, and gush about, and get and play with.
Why are people so fascinated by watching bad things happen? As a society when there is a car accident we slow down to see what is going on, to see the chaos, the carnage, we pray that the people are okay while secretly hoping there is blood. WHY???? Daddy O Five of YouTube fame is the car wreck. People have stopped on his channel to watch him and his wife “prank” his children. All of the pranks have bordered on emotional and verbal abuse, where they curse at their children and call them names, things that we tell our children not to do to other children and here are grown adults doing it to their own children. This channel has over 700,000 followers and it took way too many videos for someone to finally say that this was not right. They have been interviewed by several different media outlets and finally issued a very heavily scripted apology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoYTdYRPPpw&t=20s
This family has posted videos clearly showing that their youngest child has emotion issues, where he has self harmed, and instead of getting him help they belittle him and punish him. the youngest also is suffering from encopresis or he is playing with his feces which is evidence of developmental regression. Again, with these signs the family did not seek out help but decided to ridicule him on video, in front of over 700K people.
Finally the biological mother has gotten custody of two of the children.
Listen to the rant and how the decisions can be made.
#2: It seems many people believe they have a family member or loved one who is addicted to video games. Are they really? Are video games as bad as people think they are or is video game addiction just a new psychological buzz word. This episode Lea and Kat discuss Video Game addiction; is it a diagnosis? What are the criteria? How did it first start? How can it be treated? And, how can it be prevented?
This episode is very heavy and loaded with some history, some facts, and diagnostic criteria. This episode is also a little longer than we would normally want it to be, but again there is a lot of information that needed to be shared.
I hate to give more mention but I did quote Phillip Zimbardo’s Ted Talk: The Demise of Guys? https://www.ted.com/talks/zimchallenge Zimbardo believes that the boys are struggling educationally and financially due to their access to video games. This goes to basic psych 101 concept of Freud’s Id, Ego, and Super Ego. The id is where all desires and impulses are manifested. Zimbardo believes that due to video games and internet porn’s instant gratification boys are unwilling and unable to develop relationships with people they desire. Zimbardo also makes some claims that sound as if that now that video games are prevalent that boys and men are searching form more male companionship, but not wanting to gain intimate relationships with someone they desire.
We discuss addiction and it’s diagnosis from the DSM 5 as well the fact that Video Game Addiction is in section 3: Condition’s for Further Study, in this section is documented as Internet Gaming Disorder, which describes what criteria will be looking for to diagnose someone with this disorder as well as the studies that still need to be done to place the disorder in the next edition. The DSM states that they want to continue the studies with ages 12-20 year olds. With the 2016 video Game Statistics we find that the age of the average gamer is 35 years old.
You can see the study here: http://www.bigfishgames.com/blog/2016-video-game-statistics-and-trends/
Lastly, we discuss some of the horrible reasons why people believe that Video Game Addiction is a real diagnosis. Discussing Shawn Woolley who died by suicide and is believed to be due to playing Ever Quest, as well as many different people whose deaths are said to be caused to their many hours of playing video games.
#1: OMG we finally have our first podcast for everyone! Welcome to GFT!
Meet your hosts Kat La Forgia a Masters in Marriage and Family therapy who works in Pennsylvania as a Family Home Based Therapist.
Lea who works in foster care and has her Masters in Media Psychology. This episode we are introducing ourselves and talking about what we will be discussing as we continue in this podcast; as well as Viral Media and why and how it affects families.
Contact us on Twitter @KatMFT @LFBeee