Feminists Force Ban of “RapeLay”

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The anti-free speech feminist group “Equality Now” has apparently succeeded in forcing the publisher of “rape simulator” game RapeLay into withdrawing the game from sale, as the game has quietly disappeared completely from the publisher’s homepage, and the pages of most retailers.

Equality Now, an anti-porn feminist group which organises its busybody members into campaigns of letter writing harassment intent on forcing officials into compliance, recently called for adult games featuring “violence against women and girls” to be banned (although tellingly they cited research from an explicitly “anti-pornography” group, rather suggesting their real aims are somewhat broader), after learning of Amazon’s recent bungling.

The game’s publisher, Illusion, previously told the group to mind their own business as the game was solely for the Japanese market, and quite legal there.

However, after the do-nothing group’s shrill call for a ban was published, mass media outlets hungry for Japan-bashing fare picked up the story.

Strangely, none of the reports mentioned the fact that “violence against women” is almost twenty times more common in the US than it is in rape simulator world leader Japan, instead choosing to uncritically repeat the tired calumny that Japan is a rigid patriarchy in which women languish as practical chattel.

This media attention seems to have tipped the balance somewhere, for at the time of writing, no mention of the game is to be found on Illusion’s pages. Prominent English language disclaimers remind international fans that their products are for use in Japan only.

With no statement from Illusion, and no other information, the reasoning behind the utterly craven and reprehensible abandonment of free speech is not clear.

Harder BDSM-centric titles are not a speciality of Illusion, so their other titles are mostly not along these lines. However, they are still stocking their “Battle Raper” series, which involves beating female opponents into sexual submission in a 3D fighting game interspersed with sex scenes. The demo is available here.

You can read about the specific complaints made by Equality Now in the previous article, and if you are of a mind you can contact them from their page.

This behaviour sets a disturbing precedent; there are many more extreme titles than RapeLay available in Japan, encompassing everything from AV to ero-manga; if publishers are willing to fold at the slightest breeze of criticism from a group which is not even Japanese, and from complaints without any legal weight whatsoever, it would appear their future is in doubt, as displays of weakness will only encourage further feminist aggression.


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    Comment by Anon
    04:55 11/05/2009 # ! Good (+0.6)

    feminisit 1 - the world 0

    You may shoot me now.

    Comment by Camilo Martin
    11:20 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm not gonna shoot you, I'm gonna hack that fucking damned stupid feminist shithole till they mind their own politically-correct business.

    Comment by Angry Anon
    17:33 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    SOMEONE HACK THOSE BITCHES!! http://www.equalitynow.org
    They force their ideals on others by harassing them with emails and letters; if its so bad, don't buy it, go do something of profit and complain to the tobacco company or something worse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:05 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes please! Even MikeUSA is welcome to do something on their site! Anon didn't expect to encourage MikeUSA even once!

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    Comment by Drakanor
    19:58 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    can we LOIC the fuck outta them now?

    prz?

    /chanspeak

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Know,this Annon we may have lost the battle,not the war....

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:22 12/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Correction...

    Feminazis: 1
    World: -3

    Feminists took out a game with just threats (F+1). This shows that free speech is moot in the face of feminazis even overseas (W-1), men are slowly losing their rights to masturbate (W-1) and people actually listen to those brainless things that have pussies lined with sharp teeth (W-1).

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:30 12/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As feminists, they should appreciate every person's right to indulge sexual fantasies where nobody gets hurt (like in the arena of a video game), since sexual suppression was used against woman as a weapon for so long.

    They're just shrieking harpies, soccer mom's with email addresses. I'm a feminist, and I want to punch them in the face for being such nazis.

    I get off on porn too, this shit pisses me off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:26 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    stupid fempenis
    i raep you

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 12/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you know they are probably all fat and ugly

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 13/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Totally. Just like all otaku are fat and ugly and resort to playing rape games because they're terrified of actual women.

    Comment by washi
    05:27 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually, at the moment it's more like:

    feminists: 567 - the world: 0

    "Equality Now", what a fucking joke.

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    Comment by Adieu
    18:15 13/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Feminists got to handguns, too, you know? So, NOW, all we can offer is 567 counts of dildo-raep =))

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:10 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was wondering...if someone were to produce a male rape game would equality rights people care??and if they don't care, do they still have a right to care about games in which women are raped....

    isn't that the opposite of equality...

    am I right??

    Comment by Phuong
    14:02 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your assumption here is that feminists work on logic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:53 13/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please outline these "perks" you claim women enjoy.

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    Comment by basilio
    06:16 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do. Not. Want.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:30 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They wouldn't care, and if they were called out on it, they would make some bullshit excuse like how it's "leveling the playing field" with all the male-centric rape games.

    This is feminism in a nutshell, they want women to have everything a man can have, but also keep the perks they have as women.

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    Comment by Doriinatrix
    10:32 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This I want. I don't care if you objectify my gender as long as I can objectify yours.

    Comment by minakichan
    11:57 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You say that as if they do not already exist in large quantities.

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    Comment by fatimmortal
    10:44 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The game sorta exists already.

    It's actually a reverse harem visual novel.

    Comment by tamaro
    08:12 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is feminism in a nutshell, they want women to have everything a man can have, but also keep the perks they have as women.

    ^ word

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    Comment by Chronomaster
    08:17 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So it wasn't me alone that noticed the lack of outcry against more shota-esque ventures.

    While that might be an inherent bias in the article, I doubt I'd find a campaign for it on Equality Now's site. Could be wrong, though.

    Comment by Anon
    05:35 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fair enough, shoot me 567 times.

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    Comment by ThatGuyWithTheBalls
    23:08 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait My glock's out of ammo let me get more!!!

    *Runs to Ammunation*

    Ok back...

    Ok dont move...

    *Click!*

    ARGH fuck...

    Gun Jam...

    Wait....

    OMG...

    Oh fuck it...

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    22:31 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Call out the Strike Witches~~

    Comment by thebluescreenofdeath
    07:38 14/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why is there Anti-free speech groups?
    Taking away free speech is like taking away the human-part of them.

    Comment by CS
    04:17 15/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Three pistol shots and one rifle shot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:15 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Using a gatling would make the process much faster.

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    Comment by du5k
    06:06 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shoot me with Mio moe cannon. I'll let you use Mikuru beam in case u ran out...

    Comment by HechEff
    06:36 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But it would be difficult to keep count, won't it?

    I mean, it's not like Gatlings are accurate...

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    Comment by Lost
    05:48 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    would you like it to be Handgun rounds, Rifle Rounds, Gattling or MBT Rounds. if so what type :P

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    Comment by Chrouya
    05:52 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man, obviously, you must shoot him with the loli launcher.

    Comment by BuggyBY
    07:31 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Besides, they're hideously expensive to maintain.

    Comment by lol
    08:52 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    just make him bite a grenade and pull the pin.. that should be close enough to the end result desired..

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    Comment by chad001
    09:15 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Use a minigun or a chaos grenade, loaded with loli pans....

    Comment by Redsight88
    10:52 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We all need to take a stand and make sure everyone knows the real statistics! Japan is a safer place for children than the U.S.!!!!!!!!!!
    Anti porn people will try anything to accomplish their goals. And sadly, women are easy to trick into believing their false claims. They'll tell them porn leads to rape, even though it's been statistically proven to reduce it.

    Also look at this site:
    http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_rap_percap-crime-rapes-per-capita

    United States - 8th most rapes per capita
    Japan - 54th most rapes per capita

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:19 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Take away the countries that aren't 1st world or arab/muslim (since they could harbor many people who don't completely condone rape of woman, especially of your own wife/wives), and the then the list makes much more sense. You have to consider the amount for each country that doesn't get reported, remember. But countries like USA, Japan, Canada, Sweden, etc, you'd expect most cases get reported.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:24 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As for Canada, we're pretty much like America when it comes to sexuality. Remember Canada was one of the first places to ban lolicon material. Maybe quebec is a little more open, but not the rest of Canada.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:02 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Saudi Arabia have the less reap?! Are you shitting me?! Those datas are false!

    Australia & Canada have most rapes than the US?! Anon didn't know it!

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    Comment by Kitsune9Tails
    11:23 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You better hide those facts or the feminist groups will find you and make you eat them to keep all traces of truth from their witch hunt.

    Funny, the extreme right hates freedom of speech because it causes people to think (and maybe question the sanctity of our lord Jesus Christ). The extreme left hates freedom of speech because it interferes with their singleminded, misaimed agendas.

    And in America, why settle for one, when you can have BOTH! Yay for my country!

    Comment by Redsight88
    10:56 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    People in America telling Japan how to reduce reap is like a 1200 pound guy telling someone his weight loss secrets.

    Comment by Mister 庭
    05:09 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone who would shoot you, would be a murder.

    Comment by crpibby
    23:32 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why don't they ban Yaoi games, it's because feminists play those games when they're bored. It's what keeps their mouth shut. And when they're done hell breakes loose.

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    Comment by Geerie
    05:27 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anonymous isn't human silly.

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    Comment by Kageryu
    10:31 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This calls for a RapeLay marathon. Everyone! Play RapeLay until you can't fap no more!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:43 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Banning Rapelay? Then why don't they ban yaoi games as well!

    Comment by RapeEqualityNow — Now
    04:18 13/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ! ! ! [Raping Them] ! ! !

    Here is their youtube channel, they didn’t block comments

    http://www.youtube.com/user/equalitynowyt

    COMMENT AND RATE ALL VIDEOS 1 STAR.

    Comment by 「死去」 シロ
    21:37 12/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was just about to suggest this myself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:33 12/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am incline to agree!

    Comment by Mister 庭
    05:31 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh!

    Comment by lol
    08:50 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh?

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    Comment by Archer112
    05:36 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When people get killed, they die.

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    Comment by Archer112
    19:27 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, thats where the first quote came from, silly anon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:00 19/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shoot her to death, without killing her

    Comment by Sabotei
    06:12 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I saw what you did there.

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    Comment by Archer112
    05:56 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess they could do like they do in One Peice, and shoot them to death without killing them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Didn't you watch Dragon Ball? Even if you died, you'd probably come back to life.

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    Comment by Archer112
    06:38 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What about in Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito, where you wont die, even when you are killed?

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    Comment by Toiski
    05:54 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't you watch Bleach? Even if you got killed, you probably wouldn't die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OH!!

    Comment by that anon
    12:11 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you guys 're forgetting Shirou Emiya, the Master of Obvious, and the very man who said that legendary quote!

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    Comment by chad001
    09:14 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who cares? bottom line is the feminists won.. .the world is screwed....

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:46 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is all bullshit in my opinion, they need their eyes washed with soap - it's not the game promoting rape at the end of the day, people would only buy it for the H, not for the concept of rape. It annoys me because it's the exact same as GTA, except rock star and such are to heavy mainstream to be fucked with, so it annoys me that they target smaller companies. Again this is just an American bias point of view as well, obviously murder is worse than rape, arguably on par possibly, and yet GTA can promote murder being able to randomly select a person and brutally kill them with a baseball bat, but rape lay can't base a game on rape. Everyone knows they don't want to promote rape, heck Japan has a far lower criminal rate than most countries put together. They expect people to go out an copy this shit, why not ban GTA? (Fact because they can't due to lack of power) which in itself deems the whole theory bias and questionable anyway. It's a fucking game, any news that we get of people that are copying the stuff clearly have a screw loose anyway. Oh lets not forget rape lay is about 3 years old, feminist catches wind of it just now and decide to act on it? Yet another utterly ridiculous thing to do, what happened to the last 3 years didn't have a problem with it then?.. Lets not forget the fact that rape is in fact classed as violence not sex, but violence is perfectly ok it seems, with games such as GTA. I am not saying rape is good, heck i find it a total turn-off in doujins and H games anyway. The thing that they don't realise is with one promotion there is always the opposite because i can think of any number of games such as school days of Fate/stay night that clearly show rape as a bad thing the point is they are fiction and any sane person knows the difference, and it seems like they are implying that Japan now promotes rape as a whole. It's like the concept of having good and evil in the world, if we just have good, how people would know the difference... I just think ok i can see the feminist’s point of view, but one they chose the utterly wrong time to take action (3 years after the games release) and two as far as i can tell they chose the wrong reasons to do it as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree with your wall of text what ever it says @_@

    soon they will forcefully remove girls from fighting games, I can see it now.. "Yay she hit him, OMG! he hit her back, HE HIT HER BACK!!! THIS IS WOMEN ABUSE!!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:26 12/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol'd.
    but yeah this feminists concepts have gotten to the point where they want to be better than males in some aspects.

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    Comment by M I N N
    09:07 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol your wrong they have been spear heading the fuck out of rockstar for years - for all its games - they just buy the best lawyers and win most of the cases

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:12 11/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly... Didn't get them anywhere though, because of lack of power (in this case lawyers) thats my point exactly














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