This blog has been a long time coming I know but once again I’ve been preoccupied. Disclaimer: contains mention of rape.
I now have my university application sorted for October so now I should really just focus on getting the required grades to study my Journalism course.
Not currently reading “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat…“, although I did see this striking title at work the other day.
It’s not quite as interesting as it sounds but instead a book about neurology and a man with Visual agnosia (the inability of the brain to make sense of or recognize familiar objects or faces) etc.
Here is a story (More info) that I’ve been meaning to cover on here for a while but had to take a while to give it the proper coverage.
Rapelay as the name suggests is a video game fully centred on sexual assault. It was created by some quirky geeks in Japan however, it seems they went too far this time!
A spokesman for the company said: “We believe there is no problem with the software, which has cleared the domestic ratings of an ethics watchdog body.”
Perhaps rape is less frowned upon in these cultures, but even so, a game relating to this is just plain wrong. Apparently these sorts of games are commonplace in Japan along with a video genre called ‘hentai’ which roughly translates as abnormality or sexual perversion.
These people clearly lack ethics as rape is never acceptable and what sort of “extraneous” ratings must these bodies use when testing games? I understand certain games may be an escape from reality but this is actually sick.
Grand Theft Auto and games like Fable 2 may have some scenes of a sexual suggestion but nothing as explicit as this which
- Encourages players to force the virtual woman they rape to have an abortion.
- Allows the option of throwing characters under a train if they do give birth.
- It also has a feature allowing several players to team up against individual women.
The game was available to buy on common UK shopping sites such as amazon and Ebay but has since been pulled according the article. Another recent hate of mine is that new stroke advert. I know it aims to raise awareness and help save lives in the event of a stroke, but it is really disturbing-
(you try explaining what the hell is going on in it to your baby brother.)
Croydon Council are actually taking the piss now as well! They have not taken the recycling since about mid January and the pile outside is becoming immense.
Until Next time- Wish me luck with my 40 days and 40 nights with no sweets!
Still slowly reading McMafia
R.I.P Wendy Richard