Jimquisition
Rape vs. Murder

Jim Sterling | 25 Jun 2012 16:00
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Why is it so much better to take a life than to rape somebody in fiction? Why can videogames allow us to get away with killing thousands of our fellow humans with swords and guns, yet a game like Rapelay drowns in scorn before finding its sales restricted? Is it hypocritical for games to approve murder and shun rape?

It's a topic that comes up with some frequency, and naturally The Jimquisition has all the correct answers ... even if they're probably terribly wrong.

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Jim Sterling is The Escapist's reviews editor and produces Movie Defense Force and Jim & Yahtzee's Uncivil War, alongside Jimquisition. He also hosts the FistShark Marketing podcast, and does videos on his stupid YouTube channel. He wears good quality ties, not great, but nice enough.