News – “RapeLay” a Video Game where the AIM is to Rape and Assault Women!!!

So, I know I know, I’m supposed to be recuperating from surgery. And I am – honest! BUT I spotted this news article online – and I was so STUNNED that I needed to share my horror with you guys. So, please let me know what you think by commenting beneath this posting!

It reminds me how lucky we are and how much women’s rights still need to be fought for… 

ARTICLE EXTRACT: “With the click of your mouse, you can grope her and lift her skirt. Then you can follow her aboard the train, assaulting her sister and her mother. 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.”

This is a videogame created in Japan – but because of the internet the game became available globally before being withdrawn. Sadly it is still available from underground sources. See the CNN news article here.

I keep picturing a teenage boy playing this game, then going to the subway – perhaps with his friends – and assaulting a girl for real… Remember that the brain can’t tell the difference between something real and something vividly imagined – think how you feel after waking from some dreams!

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5 comments to News – “RapeLay” a Video Game where the AIM is to Rape and Assault Women!!!

  • Thank you for posting this. As sick as it is, it is good for us to be aware of what is out there. Makes me grateful that I have raised a gentle, loving feminist son who is now a dedicated, loving husband. He will be appalled to learn of this. I am also thankful I have taken a powerful womens’ self-defense course and conflict mediation. May such misguided souls evolve and if they are sociopaths with this video game in hand, Goddess help us all!

  • Shelley

    You’re absolutely right EL – I didn’t analyze it to that depth probably because the whole premise is abhorrent to me, including the other games.

    I cannot grasp nor understand the attitude that allows someone to think of this concept much less put the time and energy into developing it as a commercially viable product.

    Should the pendulum swing that far with respect to freedom of thought and expression?

  • Shelley

    As a woman I am horrified by the concept of developing & selling a game that utilizes sexual violence, molestation and assault against females. I am also greatly concerned that the animation portrays younger females. And yet, there are plenty of games on the market both online and not, that focus on violence and killing particularly war-based games. It is hard to rationalize the commercial success of this genre of entertainment.

    We can’t control the internet and therefore the spread of this type of gaming. We can, however, continue to speak out and hopefully start a groundswell of opposition; or at the very least institute a certain level of restriction that hopefully will protect youth from exposure to this.

    As a humans we need to develop a level of ‘conscientious objection’ to entertainment that appeals to the baser part of society. To evolve past a level where gaming such as this along with ‘sports’ like mixed martial arts or extreme fighting is considered a form of entertainment. (I still don’t get the concept where it’s enjoyable entertainment to watch one person beat the crap out of another person). I don’t have the answer to this but I do have the ability to draw a line in the sand and say I won’t go there and as a citizen I strongly object. And I will be politely vocal about it because while I respect an open society and freedom of choice I also believe that rules and laws need to be in place to ‘draw a line in the sand’ as well.

    • Thanks Shelley, you add some great thoughts as always.

      I also pondered on why it was OK to have violence (murder/mutilation) in games but not OK to have rape/assault. I think it’s not OK to kill people in games either – but we have become desensitised to violence/death in films – so this does not seem so shocking.

      However, rape and assault as in this game focuses on attacking just one segment of the population – women.

      Not only that, in a war-like situation (as in many games) killing, blood and gore are at least RELEVANT to the context of the situation. HOWEVER, female rape and assault is not “relevant context” for a subway – where I would hope to be able to travel unmolested.

      It’s all about where we draw the line.
      – Would a game where children are molested be acceptable?
      – What about a game where specific religious adherents – say Jews – were attacked and raped?
      – What about a game where the elderly are raped?

      If none of these are acceptable, why would a game where another segment of the population – women – are raped be acceptable?

      Am keen to hear what other people think…

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