Does GTA 5's Sex With Prostitutes In First Person Promote Rape Culture?
November 19, 2014
In response to the increase in arguments about whether or not many sexualized things in both the media and in the general public promote Rape Culture, we at 1MG pose the question to you, does GTA:5 First Person Mode Prostitute Sex promote Rape Culture?
The day GTA:5 next-gen was released, there was a huge number of videos posted on YouTube involving prostitutes both having sex and giving blowjobs in the front of the protagonists car, in the view of the first person. This poses the question on whether or not we as a society have become too comfortable with the increase in sexualisation in woman.
Is it a bad sign that such a large amount of people jumped instantly to post this particular part of the game to YouTube? Ourselves included.
Do you believe that the millions of boys aged 13-17 who will most definitely find themselves either watching these YouTube videos, or playing the game themselves, are being taught that using woman as physical objects is part of being a man, falling into the same basket as GTA's video game violence? Or do you believe that these young boys will see past that and view this as purely a video game.
We ask these questions as to get a better understanding of how you the 1MG audience, see video games and their effect on our culture and whether or not you believe that people in general can enjoy a game without being changed by it.
Here at 1MG, we too have hastily put up our own GTA:5 Prostitute Sex video, tell us audience, are we now supporting Rape Culture?
I would say that the video in the article is too risque and of bad taste, so I will just link you to the gaming site and not the actual article..