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Sexual Content in Video Games

Episode 22 of Geek Juice Radio.
Topics are the level of sexual content in video games and karaoke
Featuring Kevin Daley, Charley McMullen, and Alex Jowski

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Matthew Coats
Matthew Coats
Formerly known under the pseudonym of Alex Jowski. Site owner, movie aficionado, and film school grad. Matthew Coats presents reviews, some written, some as vlogs, and some as weekly shows, for a variety of different movies and television shows. After years of struggling to get his own projects off the ground amidst the normal routine of living, Matthew Coats decided to create a site in order to share and promote movie reviews, video games and much much more from talented and original people all across the internet.
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    March 1, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    While I agree with Kevin, this is why I hate arguing with Libertarians. “Sane rational people wouldn’t do this.” “Well, what about this?” “They aren’t sane and rational”

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    July 14, 2014 at 12:30 am

    It is incredibly revolting that you would support the freedom of people who enjoy watching rape to produce media that actually supports rape when we live in a world where it happens so much in real life where it destroys the lives of real women. I doubt that any of the men talking here have ever been raped or have been threatened with rape or have been afraid of being raped while walking home from work. I doubt that you live in a world where you are often the recipient of intimidation and creepy/scary interactions because members of the opposite sex see you as an object that they have a right to, so maybe that makes it easy to be so outrageously ignorant as to what it is like to live in a world where people of your gender get raped, groped and sexually harassed all the time. Anything that contributes to the misogyny in this world is unacceptable and is clearly going too far. Anyone who enjoys watching rape is an evil sick piece of shit and it is okay for the depiction of their evil, piece of shit fantasies in the form of pornography to be unacceptable. Media that supports rape normalizes that kind of thinking and contributes to rape culture. Think before you so ignorantly support something that makes the world a worse place for those who are frequently targeted and more vulnerable than you.The world does not need to be a creepier, scarier place to be a woman.

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      July 14, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Before I counter, I should say that my opinions are in no way representative of the actual people on this episode or of Geek Juice as a whole. Films and porn with rape in them, while a factor, have little to do with the creation and continuation of the “rape culture” as you put it. While yes they may normalize the concept, they don’t necessarily convince people that rape is a good idea. What actually does lead to this kind of thinking is the objectification of women, which is omnipresent in our current culture. Men (and women) who commit sexual assault are convinced that they are entitled to sex and that the victim actually is asking for it based on how he/she is dressed, looks, etc…

      The concept that men are entitled to sex, or that women are objects for sex, can be traced through everything from advertisements to sitcoms. How many romantic comedies have you seen where the man continues to pursue the woman despite how many times she says no because she’s just being fickle and actually wants him? Or how many sitcoms center around guys desperately trying to get laid, making us feel sympathy because they haven’t had sex and annoyed at the women who turn them down?

      Now should we censor this media because it unintentionally feeds back into our cultural standards? In my opinion, of course not, and neither should rape-centric material that will be seen only by a fraction of people comparatively. While I’ve never been raped myself I do live in Chicago which means that when I walk the streets late at night I have a good reason to fear being assaulted, robbed, or killed. However, that fear is marginal compared to the anxiety I experience when my female friends travel alone. The stories of catcalling and leering looks leave me petrified that one day I will receive a phone call confirming my fears. That does not mean that I let my fear rule me and that I call on all media to be censored. Censorship and repression are puritanical ideals that contributed to our current state. We as a society need to concentrate on education instead, teaching our children at an early age to be accepting of all people and to be more understanding of sexuality. If you would like some further material on the subject I suggest you check out the paper “Prime-Time Feminism,” the website Feminist Frequency or, if you would prefer a shorter edition, the youtube videos of Laci Green.

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