Tag: rape culture

RapeLay BINGO

RapeLay was in the news recently again, and with that, a few particularly clueless posts from the mainstream media and the mainstream gaming press emerged. If you happen to go to any mainstream media sites (e.g., CNN) or mainstream gamer sites and blogs (e.g., Kotaku, or whatever Leigh Alexander has written on this topic) to read anything vaguely related to RapeLay,…

RapeLay: Reinforcing Rape Culture

There’s some discussion going on in gaming circles about how RapeLay, a game in which the goal of the player is to violently rape women, was removed from Amazon.com. The best analysis of this controversy that I have read so far doesn’t come from gaming blogosphere or the mainstream media, both of which seem to have missed an important point about…

‘Rape’: More Than a Word

One of my pet peeves of gaming culture (and I guess culture in general, since I’ve heard non-gamers use the word this way) is how gamers use the word ‘rape’. I recently read a blog post which explains that: To some people rape is just four letters put together to make a monosyllabic sound… To others it is an invisible…