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Amazon.com bans rape video game

Players are encouraged to force the virtual woman to have an abortion


 

Amazon.com has stopped selling a PC game that allows players to stalk and gang rape virtual woman after complaints from users in Britain, reports the Telegraph. Rapelay, released in Japan in 2006, was developed by the Japanese production house Illusion, which makes sexually violent games for the domestic market (other titles include “Battle Raper” and “Artificial Girl”.) According to reviews of the game, players are encouraged to force the virtual woman they rape to have an abortion; if they are allowed to give birth the woman throws the player’s character under a train.  There’s also a feature allowing several players to team up against individual women. A spokesman for the Illusion says the game cleared regulatory channels in Japan: “We believe there is no problem with the software, which has cleared the domestic ratings of an ethics watchdog body.”

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Amazon.com bans rape video game

  1. On V-Day, thousands of productions of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues are performed across the country, celebrating women and empowering them against violence.

    It is sickening and horrifying that video games like these are produced, let alone are made available to the public. It represents a total backward perspective on women and their right to dignity, life, choice, and freedom from abuse.

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