Let's just agree that it's debatable, because frankly I've had jack of the conversation. It's going in circles. What you do or don't with the information that you share regarding your personal life and the lives of others is really up to you. Personally, I would never use a persons awful experiences in any way to relate my understanding of certain things up for debate on a public form. Yes I mentioned my mother had been a psychologist, but that was to accent why I was offended and not a supportive crutch to that justify such offense and in no way to mention anything remotely personal in doing so.
You brought the word rape into what had been prior a rather humorous discussion, then personalised it (with no need I might add, which is very indicative that your argument was tenuous, it's something that people do when they feel they've painted themselves into a corner) and that you then follow that up by bringing media effects theory into this discussion are things that I think, while relevant, are not in total context. Not only that, but they are your cornerstone from which you seem to enjoy lecturing at me from and while I'm happy to joust and laugh and even be a mite serious, there's a world of difference between that and what you're doing. If you really want a discussion where we can actually meet half way, stop trying to ignore my examples of sexual objectivity which are indeed valid, because it becomes a one way conversation otherwise. Sexual objectification is a fact of life and no amount of navel gazing (male or female <- this is a joke in case you missed it) will change the world or the basic desires of people in it. We all want company and sexual congress and the majority of humanity has been able to achieve both quite harmlessly for thousands of years. We've also not been harmed by naked and sexual imagery. What we are harmed by these days, in my opinion, is the ever increasing speed at which we race down the slippery slope of destroying our own civil liberties, methods and uses of creativity and enjoyment "for the betterment of everyone". This I believe is one of those times where FUD is just a means by which some people who don't like this game's choice of expression use attack the game's content and then so it becomes unfairly aligned with things that bare an extremely tenuous relation to it.
I can see that you're bothered by it but you seem unable to recognise the humor and other side to the discussion and no matter which approach I've tried you seem to get more defensive at every turn.
Look, it's indeed true that some people who are already, let's say, troubled might be more influenced by suggestive media to commit crimes, but we're not talking about those people. We're talking about you and what you find offensive and have a problem with. You're not one of those troubled people are you? If we can assume you're not, then I think it's safe to say that the censors who would've looked at this game when rating and classifying it as safe for sale would've done their homework and saw Bayonetta's overt sexuality for what it is, ridiculous hyper satire. For you to try and play the "oh what about the children, who cares for the children, we must think about the children" or in this case, troubled people and would be rapists card is stultifying. You started at the male gaze and when I responded in good humour, you up the ante with rape potential all while ignoring and attempting to nullify what I had to say.
When someone links video which is from a well known comedy movie, and says it's important that we not forget the value of humour that is responding in good humour. When they talk about a vagina faced creature as a sexual object, even though it's a valid argument, it's also in good humour. When the tone is light that reflects good humour. If I state my opinion and that your bringing the subject of lust filled rape into a humourous conversation about a censor cleared over the top, filled with parody, game that it reminds me of televangelists, that doesn't make the nature of my statements any less humourous or good willed. And definitely not less tongue in cheek. You know who's scared of Harry Potter and Pokemans?? Televangelists. Why? Because they worry for the children son! So when you go from feminist perspective theory to lust and rape to up the ante, you actually do sound to my ears kinda like them. Deal with it If that to you is a personal attack then don't share your theories with the world, because you can be damn sure someone somewhere will call you out on them.