WARNING: Adult content (words – not images/video)
March 30, 2010 – updated
JAPAN sees nothing wrong with video “games” depicting rape, gang rape, torture and bondage.
And possession of real/virtual child pornography is perfectly legal.
CNN did a story on a video “game” in which the one and only goal is rape. Rape of a teenage girl, her sister (don’t know age) and their mother. Assault options are provided and the rapist can degrade, dominate and rape the females as often as he likes. Other “players” can join in to gang rape. “Motive”: revenge.
CNN: As you continue to play, “friends” join in and in a series of graphic, interactive scenes, you can corner the women, rape them again and again.
The game allows you to even impregnate a girl and urge her to have an abortion. The reason behind your assault, explains the game, is that the teenage girl has accused you of molesting her on the train.
How do you think the designer feels about women/girls?
And the title leaves nothing to the imagination. When someone purchases/downloads/plays it they know exactly what it is about.
JAPAN does have censorship laws for sexual content…the genitalia must be obscured.
How obscured are a real woman/teenager/girl/toddler’s genitalia when they being raped in the dark?
Visualizing genitalia is not what drives rape – power, anger and revenge do.
JAPAN’s Gender Equality Promotion Bureau, which is supposed to regulate these types of videogames, refused to talk with CNN.
Because they’re not doing their job?
What type of gender equality division allows females to be raped at will in a video “game”?
Are women in JAPAN this unempowered?
Do they believe their silence is not promoting rape or at the very least condoning it?
Do they believe that men who “play” the games don’t look at women/girls as potential rapees?
There is absolutely no justification for any type of rape of anyone of any age.
In a video game. In comic books. In cartoons. In books. In photos. In movies. In the flesh.
In anything, at any time, anywhere.
Rape is a heinous and criminal act and there is absolutely no justification for anything that depicts it.
Depicting it = justifying it.
Doesn’t matter if it’s in a video “game” or not.
This Japanese man married his digital “wife” in a formal wedding ceremony broadcast over the internet. He said the marriage included remaining “faithful” to her in the traditional sense as well as not “updating” her.