On Casual Sex and Mass Murder
S. Alexander Smith
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Enjoyed the article and I do think the spurned-by-females thread you’ve found is interesting. But I think you do disservice to this observation with your central conceit that hinges on extrapolating one humorous article comparing tinder to an mmog. I don’t think we need video game metaphors to make sense of the universal biological imperative to mate. It’s not a video game, it’s very literally the game of life that these young men are not succeeding at. It is a real existential angst, not a generational sense of entitlement. I think if you observe humans or other social species, the males who are cut off from mating, through social structures or their own lack of fitness, are the ones most likely to behave in violent ways that disrupt normal social order.

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