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United Nations calls for ban on Japanese sex games

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The ludicrous RapeLay controversy just hasn't stopped. The game's been booted out of the United States, torn down from Japanese store shelves, and criticized eight ways from Sunday, but still people are getting angry about it and other titles of its ilk. Now the United Nations has stepped in, urging Japan to continue the work started with RapeLay and ban all questionable games.

The call comes from the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, and specifically asks to put a stop to "the sale of video games or cartoons involving rape and sexual violence against women which normalize and promote sexual violence against women and girls."

As I stated in an article a few weeks back, I am disgusted by virtual rape games. However, I really don't agree with banning them. They cause no direct harm to anybody, being fantasy scenarios with virtual characters rather than real women, and people should have a right to create such things, no matter how grotesque it may be to normal people. Once you ban this, you have to ask where it ends. Would the UN like to ban consensual sex between a man and a woman who just happen to indulge in rape fantasies? 

Surely the UN has better things to concern itself about than RapeLay, anyway.

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