Shoot-‘Em-Up Video Games Aren’t Sadistic Enough to Entertain Little Boys?

How about Rape-the-Women games for the future psychopaths?


  1. acilius

     /  March 13, 2009

    Horrifying! Thanks for the link. I’m optimistic something can be done. I don’t know if you remember “Custer’s Revenge,” an early 80s video game where the players raped Native American women. Protests drove it off the market. Maybe that can happen again.

  2. cymast

     /  March 14, 2009

    I don’t remember many video games from the 80s, and I remember none after the 80s- not my thing. We could protest as we did for Nicolaides. Not sure who to contact besides the video game manufacturers and retailers.

  3. acilius

     /  March 16, 2009

    Don’t know either. Maybe the National Organization for Women?

  4. cymast

     /  March 16, 2009

    I’ll find a few adresses and send them to you if you’re interested . .

  5. acilius

     /  March 16, 2009

    Sure, send them along.

  6. acilius

     /  April 23, 2009

    “suffice to say that if you think rape is fun, you’ll love “Custer’s Revenge.””

    Considering the sheer number of rapists at large in the world, if the makers of “Custer’s Revenge” had used that as an advertising slogan they’d be richer than Bill Gates.

  7. cymast

     /  April 23, 2009

    I theorize, in the casual sense of the word “theorize,” that genetics may play a bigger role in creating potential rapists than environment/conditioning. Specifically, some kind of defunct evolutionary aberration.

  8. acilius

     /  April 23, 2009

    That’s an unsettling thought. When I was a kid, I mentioned in a group of friends that some creepy, thuggish guy we knew “looks like a rapist.” To which a guy whose mom was a Women’s Studies professor replied “Everybody does.” The point being that so many humans have been conceived in the course of rapes over the centuries that by now we all carry a lot of genes from those couplings. So, if the main thing that makes a guy a rapist is in his genes, it had better be some subtle, complex combination of genes- if there’s a single allele that disposes a man to rape, then virtually every man must carry it.

  9. cymast

     /  April 23, 2009

    Yeah, it poses a lot of questions- does the same allele/combination of alleles that predisposes men to rape, predispose women to rape? Are the rape alleles sex-linked? Are they linked to other genes? Can these alleles be identified on the human genome? Can they be corrected?

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