CNN Has Nothing Else to Report, So They Report on Four-Year-Old Japanese Rape Video Game
Earlier today, CNN reported that there is video game controversy about a game called RapeLay — where the object is for the player to assault and rape young women.
Siouxsie is outraged. But not with the video game, with CNN. This is not news. The game has been around for years. CNN is dredging up this story for no other reason but to boost their ratings, which are in the toilet. And in doing so, CNN spreads the word about the game and actually advertises it. Seriously, the CNN report starts like a game review:
The game begins with a teenage girl on a subway platform. She notices you are looking at her and asks, “Can I help you with something?”
That is when you, the player, can choose your method of assault.
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.
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. The motive is revenge.
Thank you CNN! How many stars out of five do you give the game?
If CNN actually cared about women’s issues they would report on actual women’s issues, not video games. There are a lot of current and recent events that affect women. CNN shouldn’t have to go back in time to find a story. But apparently they don’t care about women’s issues (or more specifically Japanese women’s issues). They care about ratings and traffic.
Here is a link to a Slate article written a year ago that questions whether the game should be banned.
And here is a video of Penn (of Penn and Teller fame) discussing the video game. The video of Penn is dated May 2009.