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British MP: "Video Games Let You Rape Women"

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Just to show that the video-game ignorant crazy isn't just an American breed, it would seem there is at least one across the pond. British MP Keith Vaz, shown in this oh-so-flattering picture, is trying to get a censorship bill passed in the UK. Or was, rather.

The bill failed, but not before Vaz, in support of the bill, made the following lovely statement.

Someone sitting at a computer playing a video game, or someone with one of those small devices that young people have these days, the name of which I forget - PlayStations or PSPs, something of that kind...

Well, whatever they are called, when people play these things, they can interact. They can shoot people; they can kill people. As the honourable Gentleman said, they can rape women.

However, a bit later during discussion a far more reasonable MP named Edward Vaizey took issue to this.

...the right honourable Member for Leicester, East (Keith Vaz), who chairs the Home Affairs Committee, mentioned that some video games allow the participant to engage in a rape act... I checked the point with the BBFC and found it to be completely unaware of any such video game.

Is the honourable Gentleman aware of any video game that has as its intention the carrying out of rape or that allows the game player to carry out such an act? The BBFC and I are unaware of any such game.

Oh snap! Immediately shot down! Good to see there is still some common sense out there. Restricting sales of violent media, (including video games), to minors is a worthy goal, but embellishing the facts about them to try and achieve more censorship is just dishonest.

Video Games Linked to Rape in Parliament Debate [GamePolitics.com]
[via: Kotaku]

4 Comments

The first thing that came to mind when I saw rape in this article was Second Life, of course. Second? Teabagging + trashtalk . DARN YOU TEABAGGERS + internets!! lmfao

Brandon said:

Vaz got owned, and good, glad to see that theres some common sense when it comes to video games.

NecroNeko said:

There is only one game that I know of that you rape women in, and that it Custer's Revenge, which was for the 2600. So yeah... no.

imautobot said:

Maybe the games HE plays allows you to rape women.

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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