Dukasaur wrote:The Bison King wrote:DiM wrote:i think we should get rid of small size and stick with just the large.
I'm on this ship, get a bigger monitor.
We're not all spoiled little rich kids with big-ass 22" monitors. When you move out of Mommy's basement you'll find out there are things to pay like rent and hydro and car insurance, and this will militate against your ability to buy high-tech supertoys.
Ok, at first glance it seems like you're just acting like an asshole, but I think there's more to it here... So, let's analyze and unpack this post for a bit.
First, it seems to me you're projecting your unconscious anger/jealousy on the fact that someone else has a larger monitor than you. Could it be that you feel somehow "de-masculized" by "losing" in the battle of monitor size? Could it be that the gender norms in our culture which presupposes that men can only be valued by their success, that is making you feel inadequate if you have smaller equipment than others, and this makes you lash out?
Secondly, your use of the whole "mommy's basement" cliche. You know, this also seems to tie in closely with the whole cultural "male success myth" - you can't out-show TBK in monitor size, so your only option is to resort to shaming tactics and try to downvalue the particular category you lose in. Kind of like, your neighbor buys a bigger car than you, and because you can't out-show him by buying an even bigger one, you lash out by claiming that he must be compensating for his small penis. That's how it goes, right?
Another, slightly uglier aspect of this is is the way you use shaming language to try to silence those who disagree with your opinion. Firstly, the probably ugliest aspect of this is virgin-shaming - we all know "living in mom's basement" is simply a shorthand or euphemism for "virgin", which means that you're trying to humiliate TBK by first implying that he's a virgin, and then mocking him for it. As men, we are expected by our culture to treat having sex as just another achievement - you are valued by how many women you can "conquer". So what if TBK was a virgin, so what if he lived in his mom's basement (I'm pretty sure he isn't and doesn't but let's assume for the sake of argument) - does that make his opinions any less valid? No.
The ironic thing is, that 22" widescreen monitors aren't even all that expensive these days - certainly not something that requires huge income, or living in a "mom's basement" to afford. I bought mine for 70€. But I think you know it, and I don't think that was the actual point in your post - rather, you're just lashing out because you obviously have some mental baggage that you should unpack. You know, it'd probably be good to do some honest self-reflection at this point.