Violence Against Women Equals a Fat Paycheck

I saw this article and wanted to throw my computer out the window. It’s just so offensive to me. It’s promoting a ignorant view of women as weaklings who need to be sexual before we become real people.   What the heck is wrong with people?  Do the men who create video games think that women are not worthy of our attention until a man has tried to break us or rape us?  Should we just die if we cannot fend off a rapist?

Were they just sitting around discussing how to boost sales and some ignoramus said, “Let’s make Lara seem like a real person by sexually assaulting and objectifying her.”? Was there a round of applause for such a genius idea?  Score one for men. They know that violence against women sells. Someone is getting a bonus.

This is the point in the article where my aggravation level hit a all new high. “She literally goes from zero to hero… we’re sort of building her up and just when she gets confident, we break her down again. . .  She is literally turned into a cornered animal. It’s a huge step in her evolution: she’s forced to either fight back or die.” -Ron Rosenberg the executive producer of the Tombraider video game.

Hey Ron, you are an ignorant person who needs to take a course on the reality of domestic violence and sexual assault.

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/media/2012/06/hey-lets-evolve-lara-croft-having-people-try-rape-her

I feel like everyday of my life I have to stand up and tell someone to stop putting me down or stop taking away my rights. It is exhausting being a female.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT MARKETING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN TO BOOST SALES?

 

4 comments

  1. I can’t believe that comment! “Zero to hero”?? Build her up and then break her back down again? ?? Turned into a cornered animal??
    My stomach turns at these images and the thought that someone is putting this out there as acceptable. I am so glad you posted this message. It is essential that we stay informed and realize how crazy some people are.

    1. I try not to post every negative story that I come across because one I don’t have the time or space and two I don’t need to focus on that any more than life shows me. It is important for people to be aware. I would NEVER allow my son or daughter to play Tombe Riader. I hope that some parents read this and will not just refuse to buy, or allow their children to buy or play this game, but also bring up the conversation of why rape is so wrong. Discussing rape, sexual assault, and violence is how the next generation will learn that traditional beliefs of how women have been oppressed and used by men effects both genders in a negative way.

  2. I suppose I’m outta the loop on this one. Seems it’s become the trend to glorify violence.

    1. Looking back I don’t recall a time when violence wasn’t glorified. From cartoons to my childhood, violence has always been all too present. The older I get the more I see what a detrimental effect it has on ALL of us even if we don’t directly endorse or participate in violent activities. I suppose working at a domestic violence and sexual assault center was what forced me to see how it affected not just the moms and daughters, but sons, brothers, fathers, and friends of victims and survivors. I wish for the people that work on this game could learn what I have and realize what a sick agenda they are actually condoning.

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