Darrell Borza

Wadsworth, OH, United States

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Darrell Borza
Posted over 3 years ago
Can we make public elementary schools more boy friendly? Does gaming offer a creative way to do that?
I raised four sons, now I have five grand daughters - culture shock. My boys grew up in the woods, playing in creeks, lakes and immersed in nature. But give them video games and they are locked in. My daughter had little interest. Boys cannot ' sit still ' as school commands. Able to observe boys and girls, the girls are into anything that connects them, I-Pod, cell phones, DS. While the boys are seemingly more into that which allows them to escape into a world of fantasy, especially ones that they feel they are in control of. Perhaps the level of the control in a game is equal to the level of feeling controlled outside the game. My sons grew up in the time of feminism, being pounded by media of women being more essential in a family, marketing portraying men as boys in big bodies. Commercials that see them as idiots, that cannot do anything right without the guidance of women, from getting ketchup out of a bottle to the stereo-typing add the sees the wife walk into pure chaos of the kitchen and baby while she was gone. They see sitcoms where women degrade, even slap men, while knowing full well this is forbidden by men. My son ( 25 ) said '' feminism seems to be the demand for unbridled actions without the inconvenience of consequence or accountability. '' As I looked at violent video games, there was the key element, unbridled action and no accountability for it. I raised children in a traditional scenario, a stay at home Dad, and a single parent. There could be no ' right or wrong ' there could only be what worked in my days then, regardless of what was expected of me, or my sons. I am 59 and play video games too. I find them a great distraction when things are chaotic, re-centering somehow. I don't analyze it, it just works.
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Darrell Borza
Posted over 3 years ago
Hanna Rosin: New data on the rise of women
Worst lecture I have ever seen on here. Until we stop with the childish '' Girls are better than boys / vice versa '' mentality of school playgrounds, we will doom both sexes to mediocrity. This woman has serious issues she is trying desperately to intellectualize in this lecture, and the damage she has done to her daughter and son should be criminalized at some level of decency.
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Darrell Borza
Posted over 3 years ago
Hanna Rosin: New data on the rise of women
Historically - men and women have has their shot at leadership, those that flourished combined both at the helm, not one or the other. Statistics are suspect at best anymore and can be manipulated to say whatever the presenter desires. So - I wish her luck with this attitude she is going to need it, as is her daughter. That clip of her daughters bantering - bad form - really bad. It diminished her point to agression at the end.
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Darrell Borza
Posted over 3 years ago
Halla Tomasdottir: A feminine response to Iceland's financial crash
I do like this talk. Although I do not see her response to the economic crisis as a feminine one, but a very intelligent one. I do wish we could walk away from the feminine / masculine mental frame regarding turmoil in the world, it is nto productive at all. What she termed a problem created by men in her country is true but not accurate. Men did create the problem there as in America, but it is not a masculine perspective, but a mental frame of mind one, shared by both men and women in business these days. Dealing with it as a sexist issue only compounds the problems, adding yet another flame of perspective to the fires. I admire this woman not because she is a woman - but because she is obviously very intelligent and compassionate, characteristics shared by both sexes. I feel strongly until we deal with these issues as Human Beings we will stay stuck in the realm of divide and only compound already complicated problems.
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Darrell Borza
Posted over 3 years ago
Hanna Rosin: New data on the rise of women
I think she makes some very valid points, but her over all presentation comes across as a decree of feminine dominance more than a progressive stage of feminine development. Her statements relating to men accepting the pain of this take over is equivalent to the hard lemonade commercial '' be a man and walk it off '' we heard from our forefathers. Imagine a man making this same speech, he would not make it off the stage alive. This offers no sense of balance to men and women but the same old ' either or ' mentality that is dominating governments at present. Men are not a global enemy to women, they are only to this speaker.