There are days, I swear, when the world looks very bleak. Even when the sun is shining.
Tokyo, Japan (CNN) — The game begins with a teenage girl on a subway platform. She notices you are looking at her and asks, “Can I help you with something?”
That is when you, the player, can choose your method of assault.
With the click of your mouse, you can grope her and lift her skirt. Then you can follow her aboard the train, assaulting her sister and her mother.
As you continue to play, “friends” join in and in a series of graphic, interactive scenes, you can corner the women, rape them again and again.
The game allows you to even impregnate a girl and urge her to have an abortion. The reason behind your assault, explains the game, is that the teenage girl has accused you of molesting her on the train. The motive is revenge.
It is little wonder that the game, titled RapeLay, sparked international outrage from women’s groups. Taina Bien-Aime helped yank the game off store shelves worldwide.
My first reaction was: “I sure hope it’s not just ‘women’s groups’ that are outraged, otherwise we’re doomed.” (Women’s groups being, on the whole, remarkably useless except when they’re worse.) But then I had a sip of coffee and reminded myself that maybe now we’ve reached the point where it can’t get any worse and that things are therefore bound to improve.
Is it possible, you think?
Andrea adds: Darkness comes before the dawn.by