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Do Kids Trivialize the Word "Rape" in Gaming?

Yes 31 51.67%
 
No 29 48.33%
 
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Do kids trivialise murder when they use it the same way?

I agree with the guy who says it's not related to the actual activity, much like "retard."

Doesn't make it any less unpleasant to hear, but it's become disconnected.



It's not only kids. Adults do it. And in this forum.

And it's inexcusable.



I do think words like "rape" or "gay" are used far too frequently by kids playing game, however I used these words when I was 12-13 years old and playing games, and I haven't raped anyone... curl-6 is right, its not related to the actual activity, its just not nice to hear it.



 

 

 

Guitar Hero 3/ Smash Hits

Same could be asked about the word gay. No, it doesn't trivialize the word.



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The worst thing i hear people say is that someone raped their childhood when talking about entertainment, for example when certain people say George Lucas is raping their childhood because of the changes he made to the original Star Wars trilogy. It is disgusting and trivializing something horrible



Nothing to see here, move along

There are far more important things to address about rape culture than this, i would say. Given that, used in this context, it's almost completely detached from any sort of sex act, it's really just a turn of phrase.

"gay" and "retarded" are a bit different in that case, because (nominally) you're trying to demean something by comparing it to homosexuals or the mentally disabled.



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melbye said:
The worst thing i hear people say is that someone raped their childhood when talking about entertainment, for example when certain people say George Lucas is raping their childhood because of the changes he made to the original Star Wars trilogy. It is disgusting and trivializing something horrible



You must have hated that South Park episode.



Desensitivity to the word is an issue. BUT...

 

Note one of the definitions of the word "rape":

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rape

 

rape

1   [reyp]  Show IPA noun, verb, raped, rap·ing.
noun
1.
the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force orduress to have sexual intercourse.
2.
any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
4.
an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation;violation: the rape of the countryside.
5.
Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.
verb (used with object)
6.
to force to have sexual intercourse.
7.
to plunder (a place); despoil.
8.
to seize, take, or carry off by force.

Some of the defintions of the word do fit how they are using it.  Does one want to have the word remove nearly half the definitions?

 



richardhutnik said:

Desensitivity to the word is an issue. BUT...

 

Note one of the definitions of the word "rape":

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rape

 

rape

1   [reyp]  Show IPA noun, verb, raped, rap·ing.
noun
1.
the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force orduress to have sexual intercourse.
2.
any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
4.
an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation;violation: the rape of the countryside.
5.
Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.
verb (used with object)
6.
to force to have sexual intercourse.
7.
to plunder (a place); despoil.
8.
to seize, take, or carry off by force.
Some of the defintions of the word do fit how they are using it.  Does one want to have the word remove nearly half the definitions?

 

A very good point.