For those parents who think that there is no such thing as rape in the video games being sold on the shelves of our department stores, please think again. I read an article by a gamer who said that she has played the game and explains what the controversy is all about.
Here is the explanation that I gathered from the article. Grand Theft Auto allows you to pick up a prostitute and then proceed to have sex with her in your car, but you have to pay her. This, in itself might be degrading and terrible enough, but not technically raping a female. BUT, here is what happens next. The player has the ability to allow the prostitute to leave the car, and then follow her, beat her up and take back the money. I would also agree that in that circumstance that would be rape. You can read the gamers description of the game as well as her opinion of the rape sequence here.
Whether it was considered rape or not, the fact that you can pick up a prostitute and then take her to a seedy side of town and have sex with her, just seems unnecessary, and makes me wonder what happened to us a culture that we would allow our children to partake in such activities….WILLINGLY!!! As parents, let’s get back to parenting and do what is necessary for our own children, and for society as a whole. I hope that anyone who reads this will ban this particular game from your children’s usage!