When it was revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops III would let players use a female character in the campaign, one assumed that would satisfy the PC police and sexism Gestapo.

But now we have another problem: Experts claiming the inclusion of female characters will only serve to make women more violent.

As cited by Crave Online , two "experts" (Crave puts the word in quotes) have a big problem with putting women in shooters. Said Sue Palmer, a child development expert:

"It will have the same impact on girls as it will have in any child. The evidence is that it will make them more cold and reckless or more withdrawn and fearful."

Mediawatch UK director Vivienne Pattison echoed the comments:

"I think it’s incredibly worrying when we start to use killing other people – and it’s much more realistic because you are the one doing it – as a form of entertainment."

Well, this isn't really anything new; we'e been hearing such complaints for decades. These just have the twist of adding females to the mix. As such, it's not about women in games but the age-old argument as to whether or not violent games make people more violent. Now, contrary to what the Crave author said about there being "no evidence," there have been numerous studies that proved violent media has an immediate affect on developing minds. Children exposed to large amounts of violence absolutely become more aggressive, tend to utilize violence to resolve disputes, and become more resistant to and distrusting of authority figures.

All of that will always be true. It's why we have ratings on our entertainment products. As for the women bit, somebody would have to prove that females are somehow more susceptible to such influences if we're to complain about more women playing shooters. And I'm pretty sure you won't find any such proof.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops III

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Underdog15
Underdog15
6 years ago

Are you trying to tell me M rated games aren't for kids?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
6 years ago

LOL

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
6 years ago

Holy crap I never knew!

Godslim
Godslim
6 years ago

What a load of crap!

Corvo
Corvo
6 years ago

Wait a minute… So women have the same sized brains as children? And if they play games like COD it'll make them more violent? Everything is adding up now. Before I thought these statements were ludicrous but now I know I was blind! Thank you sirs for openning my eyes because I now know for sure that video games are the cause of people going out, finding weapons and harming other people just because of video games! And its only because of video games, ignore the world wars, dynasty wars, all of that because those don't count! Only recent violence counts! Thanks video games!

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Fallout 4 is stupid good.

ethird1
ethird1
6 years ago

I like violent women. Smack daddy around, baby!!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
6 years ago

Damn!

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
6 years ago

Gitty

vatoloco47
vatoloco47
6 years ago

Wait..So first they complain women characters are not included in games, and when they are added as a side side character and they complain about that. Now that the women characters are the main characters they complain they are portrayed in the wrong way. Either they make their own games how they want women to be portrayed or they can just shut the f#!k up!

Bio
Bio
6 years ago

All they're saying is that they think females and males are affected similarly by violent videogames. Nobody is complaining.

Draguss
Draguss
6 years ago

Please excuse me while I rub my head from the horrible migraines this kind of ridiculousness gives me.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
6 years ago

I think those 2 researchers have a very case of permanent PMS!

Doc saint's advice:
take some hormone therapy shots & then sure that you "DON'T call me in the morning!

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
6 years ago

"Experts"

Indeed.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
6 years ago

I'm definitely reading statements from idiots who are pretending to be experts.

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
6 years ago

HahaHahaHaha

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
2 years ago

Damn!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
2 years ago

Holy crap I never knew!

Draguss
Draguss
2 years ago

Please excuse me while I rub my head from the horrible migraines this kind of ridiculousness gives me.

ethird1
ethird1
2 years ago

I like violent women. Smack daddy around, baby!!

Underdog15
Underdog15
2 years ago

Are you trying to tell me M rated games aren&#39t for kids?

Bio
Bio
2 years ago

All they&#39re saying is that they think females and males are affected similarly by violent videogames. Nobody is complaining.

Corvo
Corvo
2 years ago

Wait a minute… So women have the same sized brains as children? And if they play games like COD it&#39ll make them more violent? Everything is adding up now. Before I thought these statements were ludicrous but now I know I was blind! Thank you sirs for openning my eyes because I now know for sure that video games are the cause of people going out, finding weapons and harming other people just because of video games! And its only because of video games, ignore the world wars, dynasty wars, all of that because those don&#39t count! Only recent violence counts! Thanks video games!

( ͡° Í&#156Ê&#150 ͡°) Fallout 4 is stupid good.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
2 years ago

I think those 2 researchers have a very case of permanent PMS!

Doc saint&#39s advice:
take some hormone therapy shots & then sure that you "DON&#39T call me in the morning!

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
2 years ago

LOL

Godslim
Godslim
2 years ago

What a load of crap!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
2 years ago

I&#39m definitely reading statements from idiots who are pretending to be experts.

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
2 years ago

HahaHahaHaha

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
2 years ago

"Experts"

Indeed.

vatoloco47
vatoloco47
2 years ago

Wait..So first they complain women characters are not included in games, and when they are added as a side side character and they complain about that. Now that the women characters are the main characters they complain they are portrayed in the wrong way. Either they make their own games how they want women to be portrayed or they can just shut the f#!k up!

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
2 years ago

Gitty