Duke Nukem Forever has been getting a lot of publicity in the last week mainly due to it being delayed yet again... However while searching for more information on the game I stumbled upon a rather bizarre and almost laughable petition.
The petition was started by a woman named Shelby Knox, I did some research on her this is from change.org "Shelby Knox is nationally known as the subject of The Education of Shelby Knox, a Sundance award-winning film that chronicled her high school activism for comprehensive sex education & the establishment of a Gay Straight Alliance in her conservative hometown. Feminist organizer, speaker and writer, Shelby is the Director of Organizing, Women's Rights, for Change.org"
I find her overview of the petition to be completely amusing, she goes into detail about how capture the babe, is somehow making a game out of physical and sexual violence towards women.
I suppose her point has some merit but I have to counter her statement by saying this isn't the first time nor is it the last time violence such as this will be used in a game. "lets face it sex and violence sells"
She also takes offence to Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford finding this gameplay mode to be hilarious.
First off DNF isn't meant to be taken seriously the thing that makes Duke Nukem games so much fun is the lack of political correctness over the top action and bad-ass one-liners. Without these Duke would be another bland FPS game.
After a paragraph of complaining about Randy Pitchford she goes on to bring up the good old one in for American women will become victims of domestic violence
statement. While I agree that domestic violence is serious does she seriously think that every man playing this game will become a relentless woman beater? I for one find this like everything else said by Shelby to be preposterous, not to generalize but a lot of gamers don't even have significant others and the ones that do usually know better than to treat women like a punching bag.
The last paragraph is more of the Blah blah Pitchford is the devil rubbish, and she comments on strongly recommended that Walmart "a family friendly store" does not carry Duke Nukem Forever until the babe slapping is removed.
I just have to point out that the chances of that mode being removed because of some obscure feminist demanding it are as slim as Duke packing enough bubblegum. Isn't also Ironic that Walmart is being referred to as a "Family Friendly Store" last time I checked gun retailers are nowhere near family friendly.
Follow this link to see for yourself http://tinyurl.com/4flw9du
I have honestly lost track of how many times people manage to take video games out of context and make it into serious business. If you do not support the content then don't buy the game! You have that right just please do not tell me what I can and cannot buy and from what retailer. read