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Thank God for ‘Minecraft’

Everything I’ve been taught about video games as a parent is a lie

Two young children play the open world game Minecraft on their iPads.
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As a parent, I’m going to say something I never thought I would: Thank fucking god for video games. I cannot imagine the last few months without them.

Covid hit New York just a few days before my then-9 year old’s two-week Spring break. There was…




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Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti

Feminist author & columnist. Native NYer, pasta enthusiast.

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