culture shockers: Dear video game companies, stop promoting horrific crimes against women
The game stays true to its title, giving the player the ability to simulate rape. It begins with you looking at a 16-year-old girl in a train. You then have the option to molest her and then rape her mother and 10-year-old sister. Later on, she gets pregnant, and you get to force her to have an abortion.
As sickening as this is, these types of games are common in Japan among the hentai market, which is basically Japanese animated porn.
Yes, most gamers know how to separate reality from a game, and we hope people know this is a game (albeit a terrible one) and won’t commit a horrific crime in real life. But this still goes way too far.
“Let’s say that the player would target African-Americans to lynch and rape and torture… or the player can target Jews, for instance. There would be international outrage.”
Violence against women in video games has been a problem in less extreme cases such as the Grand Theft Auto franchise, which allows players to beat and rob prostitutes.
Regardless, it’s disturbing how a game like this was sold on Amazon.com before Equality Now had to campaign for it to be taken down.
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March 31, 2010 by Stefani
Tags: b-listed, culture shockers, Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, Equality Now, hentai, Lara Croft, Metroid, Metroid Prime, RapeLay, Samus Aran, Taina Bien-Aime, video games, violence against women