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Rapelay virtual rape game banned by Amazon

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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 09:31 AM
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I wasn't going to comment on this thread but I will sink down to this level for a few moments and say a few things:

1) Rape is an act of violence and not one of lust ; and
2) Pornography is making it's way into the mainstream, you see it in mainstream movies, on TV, porn stars running for office etc ect
3) This kind of game will only stop when mysogynistic men can empathize with the violation raped women experience during and after the fact. Perhaps the answer is a series of games and movies where hetero men are raped by other men. I mean doesn't every man really really want to make it with another man?


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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 09:36 AM
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Shocking?!?


Hardly. As an avid gamer I come across all sorts of "intresting" games. The Japanese are known ( amongst gamers) as having sometimes disturbing scenarios in their games.

That being said, killing hookers, decapitating people and running over grannies seems to be ok...a weird world we live in.


Make no mistake about it though you can find this kind of content in more Wester games as well. Take a look at Second Life - Believe me this type of content and worse is readily available there. ( search for Kidnap RP for example - not that I have..*blushes*)

It's not for me, therefore I choose not to view it - However I do choose to support the right for ADULTS to make the decsion to view or play games which might to some seem...wrong.

If you don't like it, don't buy, download, or view it.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 09:40 AM
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There will always be people who try to defend these sick gang, rape games, but then it's usually only sick people who buy them and play them. Violent computer games don't cause violence. Yeah right!, nothing like being in denial. I guess that's why todays generation are only too happy to slit your throat, just so they can get their fix of games like grand theft auto IV and there's also fact that teenage violence is spiralling out of control. So enlighten me, what's the cause? If we wish to live in a civilized world, then violence of any kind is unacceptable.

www.telegraph.co.uk...

www.cbsnews.com...

www.dailymail.co.uk...



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 09:40 AM
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Also you would find plenty of this crap in western porn too. These are "real" people too, not animation/pictures, lol.


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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 09:42 AM
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Originally posted by kindred
There will always be people who try to defend these sick gang, rape games, but then it's usually only sick people who buy them and play them. Violent computer games don't cause violence. Yeah right!, nothing like being in denial. I guess that's why todays generation are only too happy to slit your throat, just so they can get their fix of games like grand theft auto IV and there's also fact that teenage violence is spiralling out of control. So enlighten me, what's the cause? If we wish to live in a civilized world, then violence of any kind is unacceptable.




Let's see, let's compare this.

How many people have killed after playing a video game?

How many people have killed after watching a football match?



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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 09:46 AM
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Do you in all your wisdom have an answer to the current hypersexuality and violent behavior pandemic in society? Or must there be an immediate response or there can be no causation?



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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 09:51 AM
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Woman have wanted to ban anything in media related to violence against women, and rape is one of the biggies!!! ,for years. And have been speaking out massively all my life, and I grew up with this discussed a lot. Women also happen to be the majority (52% by age 20) citizen so the fact that the laws aren't worded this way demonstrates the LACK of democracy we live under.

Also, I'm aware of the culture in Japan, and read many mangas, my older son prefers their cute games and introduced me to Jrock, Penicillin, Machine and D and Alice Nine are among my favorite groups. I've read a great deal on their culture.

Nonetheless, I stand by everything I said, in spades!!!!

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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 09:52 AM
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Article 21 of the Japanese Constitution guarantees freedom of expression and prohibits formal censorship. That's why you can buy a book on any subject ot games like that here. If freedom of speech was this absolute in the U.S., we all know someone would be making these games there.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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So enlighten me, what's the cause?


The cause is our last few generations being neglected as children for the sake of a bigger house, a nicer car, better a" education" and our idolization of celebrities and celebrity culture.

We have chronically neglected our children for too long. We have tragically relegated the people that matter ( teachers, policemen, ect
to the status of nobodies in favor of celebrities.

This is what happens when a society urges it's members to base their self worth on wealth.

THAT is the crux of the problem. It's OUR fault.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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The people who kill someone after a football match are probably the same people who play violent video games and watch violent movies, as they've probably been conditioned into thinking violence is somehow cool and they get off on it.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 09:55 AM
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Yes, and the wording of laws that don't protect women and people from violence, and this is a biggie in terms of violence, need to be reworded. Laws are simply tools usually written by the wrong folk for the wrong reasons. They're not written in stone, should be easily changed and transmuted, and this is one of the big reasons for a carefully worded law that insures this is seen as the CRIME it is.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 09:59 AM
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Originally posted by tamusan
Article 21 of the Japanese Constitution guarantees freedom of expression and prohibits formal censorship. That's why you can buy a book on any subject ot games like that here. If freedom of speech was this absolute in the U.S., we all know someone would be making these games there.

Well said.

Peace.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 10:02 AM
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Originally posted by _Phoenix_
LOL you must have no idea what they have out there.

But in the end they are just games. I don't see how you could be fine with violence, rape, death, destruction, demons, evil, in movies and games.

But once anything sexual comes up in a game, oh no!!

This is why Japan does not put money into releasing many of their games to western people, because of people with your opinions. They know people will make a big deal out of it, and cause problems.

But I see why you would be shocked thou lol.

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sliding scale, maybe people have issues with such depictions in movies (various contexts notwithstanding), but specifically a GAME, in which you control a character for fun, a character who gang rapes women and kids, I think that is right at the top of the scale

I hope that sick *insert expletive* who created it receives some sort of karmic justice



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 10:02 AM
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Originally posted by Mynaeris
reply to post by _Phoenix_
 


Do you in all your wisdom have an answer to the current hypersexuality and violent behavior pandemic in society? Or must there be an immediate response or there can be no causation?



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Yes. Human nature.

No way will I ever accept the ban of freedom of speech and expression. If that happens, one day I won't even be allowed to watch some of the classic movies I like. That would be a shame. If we continure to ban all things, we will slowly become robots

If we ban these things, we probably should ban a LOT of the comments on this site too, some are prettyviolent and shameful. Hmm what else should we ban?...


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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 10:05 AM
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Originally posted by _Phoenix_

Yes. Human nature.


there will always be deviance to human nature, I agree on that point, but this can be made much more likely to occur given certain cultural/societal developments

More crime is committed now than in the 1930s (in Britain around 10 times as much if I remember correctly)

All the more surprising given that there was "REAL" poverty back then (an excuse for crime so beloved on the left)


Society can influence likely outcomes




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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 10:09 AM
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OK I guess your right it does affect the world in a way. e.g Fashion, culture etc.

But I dont think banning movies, games etc is the answer. There must be another alternative. Like make MORE movies and games that you people would LIKE to see.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 10:12 AM
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I am willing to contribute money for a video game where hetero men are raped by other men (homoseual or hetero men) . Why not? As people have said it's human nature and there has to be freedom of speech etc etc.

Phoenix - it's always fun to play devil's advocate, but pretty much your argument is weak. There are too many studies out there proving a desensitization after continual exposure to violence.



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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by mystiq


Also, I'm aware of the culture in Japan, and read many mangas, my older son prefers their cute games and introduced me to Jrock, Penicillin, Machine and D and Alice Nine are among my favorite groups. I've read a great deal on their culture.

Nonetheless, I stand by everything I said, in spades!!!!

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OK I respect your opinion. And I do agree about women rights etc. (men also get abused by media, I mean look at all those dumb, arrogant, angry, violent, crazy men you see in dramas and comedies, while the wife is intelligent, boss of the house etc lol , it goes both ways
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I don't agree with banning, especially with art, I guess banning stuff makes me very uncomfortable, I think, what next?

But really, I respect your opinion, and I like you a lot by the way.

Peace.



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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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It's a video game, don't like it, don't play it. While violence in MEDIA can have an adverse effect on the weaker minded and those already violently inclined, this is just another one of those things that gets rallied againts simply because it's unpopular. Obviously rape is wrong, but this thread seems to be trending toward a problem being with Japan, may I remind you of two things:

Custer's Revenge: Link Wikipedia
Mystique(Company: Link Wikipedia which later became Playaround

This game will not create rapists any more than Shooter's create soldiers, Real-time Strategies create military tacticians, or Racing sims create Professional race car drivers.

As has been said with violent games before, rape already existed long before this came out, and will exist long after; you will accomplish nothing with your anger so get off it and place it somewhere that matters.

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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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People are now using technology to work out their fantasies. That is all it is. There is a massive difference between reality and fantasy.

There is a lot of crazy or twisted stuff in virutal communities. Including rape zones. But if you ask anyone if they would do this in real life, they absolutely would not. Even then it is not really considered rape because the women enter the realm voluntarily. It is just roleplaying.

Psychologically it is more about control, or giving others control. Most likely the control freaks in real life are submissive in these realms, and vice versa. Most people can't ask their spouses to roleplay like they would like.

Now I admit, the abortion thing is creepy. But I am sure that is about control as well.

since Japan is such a strict society, it doesn't surprise me that underground, they are the largest producers of this material. There is kinda a loophole in their society that allows this as a release. Which is why public drunkeness is so acceptable.

It can be argued that rape is evolutionary. While some psychologists argue that is it about control, some are going against the grain and looking at the evolutionary history of it. Many species force sex. Most of the women who are raped are of child bearing age. Those women suffer more emotional scarring then women who are post menopausel or children.


You could force a female of a neighboring tribe to produce your offspring.

Maybe cavewomen didn't have a lot of choice about when they had sex. Which is conducive to a lot of the animal kingdom.
It is a strong biological urge to reproduce.

You see a lot of female animals running for their lives.

Personally, i think it is far better that someoen with these desires satisfies it virtually then in reality.













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