Casual Rape

I was just playing Battlefield 3 and I realized how many players are participating in digital rape, i.e. teabagging. Ever think of it that way? [Text removed by moderator]. It’s kind of horrific.

I know a lot of people on the Giant Bomb Forums make the RapeLay joke about what games to play with a significant other, but this isn’t a joke. [Text removed by moderator], and you're making the real person, playing the game, watch it.

The worst part of the whole thing is how casually we do it. It’s almost second nature, and we’re encouraged to participate

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Edited by l4wd0g

I was just playing Battlefield 3 and I realized how many players are participating in digital rape, i.e. teabagging. Ever think of it that way? [Text removed by moderator]. It’s kind of horrific.

I know a lot of people on the Giant Bomb Forums make the RapeLay joke about what games to play with a significant other, but this isn’t a joke. [Text removed by moderator], and you're making the real person, playing the game, watch it.

The worst part of the whole thing is how casually we do it. It’s almost second nature, and we’re encouraged to participate

Edited by artgarcrunkle

Keep rape business casual, peace.

Posted by RoboRobb

I don't see it as that shocking. There are much worse things happening right now and on the internet.

Also digital rape is a unnecessarily strong-term.. If anything I find it quite humorous that a player is so enraged that they would take the time to stand over my corpse, and repeatedly crouch. It's completely insane if you really think about it.

Posted by Village_Guy

It's not rape if you say surprise!

Also I haven't seen anyone tea-bagging in Battlefield 3, maybe you're just playing on the wrong servers.

Posted by eugenesaxe

Kinda hard to force genitals into mouths when said genitals are always clothed.

But hey, if it bothers you, just pretend folks are squatting down to rip one in the deceased's face. Or preparing to deliver a Cleveland Steamer.

Posted by mandude

Can't we all just pretend to murder each other in peace? This pretend rape thing is such a pox on our otherwise morally aligned war shooters.

Posted by egg

grenade tag orgies in Gears of War made me laugh to tears

best part of a bad game perhaps

Posted by Winternet

Well, this thread is a major letdown.

Posted by ShadowConqueror

You say it like everyone does it. I don't.

Posted by M_Shini

Couldnt really call it digital rape when i very much doubt the genitals are actually modelled under whatever Dat uniform the solider models are wearing lol Although if they are cudos to attention to detail.

Posted by ThePhantomStranger

@mandude said:

Can't we all just pretend to murder each other in peace? This pretend rape thing is such a pox on our otherwise morally aligned war shooters.

@Winternet said:

Well, this thread is a major letdown.

Also I could have sworn there was a game where if you tried to teabag you were lit on fire...anyone know what that could be?

Edited by JustKamToo

Kids being kids (no matter their age). It's almost like white noise to me these days I just don't care enough about it;

Posted by punpun

Yup, it's called trivializing rape, and it's fucking terrible.

@KittyMeggerz said:

Couldnt really call it digital rape when i very much doubt the genitals are actually modelled under whatever Dat uniform the solider models are wearing lol Although if they are cudos to attention to detail.

Irrelevant!

Posted by DeeGee

@mandude said:

Can't we all just pretend to murder each other in peace? This pretend rape thing is such a pox on our otherwise morally aligned war shooters.

Word.

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Edited by TentPole

@punpun: This thread is what is trivializing rape.

Posted by artgarcrunkle

@punpun: Yo actually you're trivializing rape by pretending videogame characters crouching can in any way be compared to an entirely soul destroying act that happens in real life. Hope this helps.

Posted by punpun

@artgarcrunkle said:

@punpun: Yo actually you're trivializing rape by pretending videogame characters crouching can in any way be compared to an entirely soul destroying act that happens in real life. Hope this helps.

Except that's not what I'm saying at all, but thanks for trying.

Posted by artgarcrunkle

@punpun: Oh that thing you said isn't what you said? My bad sorry for troubling you bro.

Posted by DeF

I don't think they model the genitals for your player model ...

Posted by punpun

@artgarcrunkle said:

@punpun: Oh that thing you said isn't what you said? My bad sorry for troubling you bro.

I'm talking about kids making a joke/game out of rape, which is exactly what they're doing. I never made any comparison between video game characters and real people.

Edited by artgarcrunkle

@punpun: Welp I gotta believe you're being obtuse on purpose to troll me. I feel mentally and spiritually raped by this thread so I'm gonna stop posting in it!

Posted by iFail

@artgarcrunkle: You're not serious, are you? He has a perfectly valid point. It's pretty obvious to everyone involved what teabagging is supposed to represent. And either way, the gaming community is full of those fucks who constantly shout things like "get raped!"

Posted by ShaggE

It's no casual racism, that's for sure.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

Is this a Fox News segment? Colonel Gross, where are you?

Posted by ToxicFruit

@Village_Guy said:

It's not rape if you say surprise!

Also I haven't seen anyone tea-bagging in Battlefield 3, maybe you're just playing on the wrong servers.

yeah i was wondering the same thing, I usually cant stand around for half a second with out being turned into Swiss cheese

Posted by Muttinus_Rump

@mandude said:

Can't we all just pretend to murder each other in peace? This pretend rape thing is such a pox on our otherwise morally aligned war shooters.

The thread ended here folks. Pack it up and go home.

Posted by Slaker117
@AlexanderSheen said:

Is this a Fox News segment? Colonel Gross, where are you?

We have Gary Whitta to scare him off.
Posted by CookieMonster

@mandude said:

Can't we all just pretend to murder each other in peace? This pretend rape thing is such a pox on our otherwise morally aligned war shooters.

/thread

Posted by sirdesmond

It's not rape if they're dead.

Posted by coakroach

Teabagging in a video game and actual rape are so far apart on the spectrum of abhorrent human behavior that its not that big a deal.

Greater maturity in multiplayer gaming would be nice though.

Posted by TheSouthernDandy

No it is not equivalent to rape. At all. Remotely. It sure is stupid though.

Posted by WalkerTR77

Well it's a dead body for a start, and I don't think it would be considered rape - more general sexual assault/molestation. Now if it was a living soldier that you disarmed and forced yourself on, that's disturbing. This is just squat thrusting over corpses, which is fine(?).

Posted by James_Giant_Peach

I feel like I've lost life experience points and delevelled from reading this thread. Fuck me some people are stupid...

Posted by rmanthorp

I'm really not okay with this...

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Posted by Jack268

Did you just say rape while talking about video games?

Get Kotaku on this

Edited by punpun

@artgarcrunkle said:

@punpun: Welp I gotta believe you're being obtuse on purpose to troll me. I feel mentally and spiritually raped by this thread so I'm gonna stop posting in it!

Okay, reading your last post again, I think I understand your point. I originally took it as "you're saying video game rape is as bad as real rape." because I am an idiot who can't read. What you're actually saying I think is that the silly act of teabagging someone in a video game shouldn't even be compared to or seen as a real act of rape in the first place, right? Because THAT is what's trivializing rape.

I agree with that 100%, and I guess that's kinda what I was trying to say in the first place. When you see nerds crouch up and down on top of each other in game, a lot of them are pretending it's like they're raping each other. And they turn it into a funny little thing you do to your friends after you frag em. I know I didn't make it very clear, but that's what I was objecting to: not teabagging itself as some horrific act, but the idea of "LOL LOOK AT ME IM RAPING YOU WITH MY VIDEO GAME MAN RAPE RAPE RAPE!"

Posted by Vexxan

Immature people playing FPS multiplayer? Where have you been the past few years? :P

Posted by ajamafalous
@Winternet said:

Well, this thread is a major letdown.

Posted by PenguinDust

@mandude said:

Can't we all just pretend to murder each other in peace? This pretend rape thing is such a pox on our otherwise morally aligned war shooters.

Well said. Teabagging disturbs you but you're okay with the mass murder? I like to think that video games offer us the opportunity to do things we would never ever do in real life such as chainsawing a guy in half, stealing from old ladies and orphans, and occasionally wiggling our virtual junk over digital corpses. Now if you're talking about players using the term "rape" as in to kill someone fast and with dominance, then I'm afraid that term is just another phrase among the long, long list of potentially offensive words used online. If you can convince people to stop calling bad things "gay" or stupid things "retarded", then perhaps you'll succeed with removing "rape" from the online gamer's lexicon.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

Oh wait, so at the VGA's, people were raped on stage? On a live stream? In front of a crowd? That's... horrible!

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

No penetration, so it's not a rape.

Posted by OmegaChosen

@AlexanderSheen said:

Oh wait, so at the VGA's, people were raped on stage? On a live stream? In front of a crowd? That's... horrible!

They were casual about it though.

Edited by MonkeyKing1969

I propose a law

SEC. 12-01-10. Desecration of virtual human corpse.

(1a) Every person who shall knowingly and willfully 'squat upon', except as otherwise provided by game rules, smother, 'sit upon' or 'tea bag' or in any way desecrate any virtual human dead, or cause through word, deed or action the same to happen, shall upon conviction be banned from that game for not more than one (1) day or fined not more than One Hundred Microsoft Points ($1) or both, at the discretion of the game publisher. In addition to any penalties that the game publisher is otherwise authorized to impose the court of game peers may, in its discretion, order such restitution as it deems appropriate.

(b) The prohibitions of this subsection (1) shall not apply to the good faith kneeling or prone body postion near a corpse for the purpose of combat or to any good faith use of a cadaver or body for cover or concealment in game.

Posted by Ravenlight

@MonkeyKing1969 said:

I propose a law

SEC. 12-01-10. Desecration of virtual human corpse.

(1a) Every person who shall knowingly and willfully 'squat upon', except as otherwise provided by game rules, smother, 'sit upon' or 'tea bag' or in any way desecrate any virtual human dead, or cause through word, deed or action the same to happen, shall upon conviction be banned from that game for not more than one (1) day or fined not more than One Hundred Microsoft Points ($1) or both, at the discretion of the game publisher. In addition to any penalties that the game publisher is otherwise authorized to impose the court of game peers may, in its discretion, order such restitution as it deems appropriate.

(b) The prohibitions of this subsection (1) shall not apply to the good faith kneeling or prone body postion near a corpse for the purpose of combat or to any good faith use of a cadaver or body for cover or concealment in game.

How about urinating on a human corpse? Is that still considered desecration? Don't take corpse-pissing away from me!

Posted by GunslingerPanda

Terrible thread. You've clearly never been raped if you think in-game teabagging even exists in the same universe. This is literally the most moronic thread I've seen on these forums.

Posted by Video_Game_King

I'm pretty sure there are huge differences between that and rape. For example, a rape kit won't help in determining if you've been teabagged.

Posted by JOURN3Y

I don't see it happening a lot in BF3 (PC), I usually play with the GB guys though. On random servers I will T-bag people very rarely, if I do, it is snipers though lol

Posted by Getz

@punpun said:

@artgarcrunkle said:

@punpun: Oh that thing you said isn't what you said? My bad sorry for troubling you bro.

I'm talking about kids making a joke/game out of rape, which is exactly what they're doing. I never made any comparison between video game characters and real people.

It's more comparable to making a game out of hazing, which is still messed up but under an entirely different context. The difference between the mentality of a rapist and a frat boy sticking his balls in his friend's face should be obvious. Let's try not to start swinging our dicks around every time someone says the word "rape" and save it for when there's actually an issue worth fighting for.

Posted by wjb

I thought this was going to be a thought-provoking commentary on date-rape or even the gaming culture's frightening insistence of using the word "rape" when they mean a multitude of other words. This is what I get for thinking.

Posted by S0ndor

All I'm going to say is: lighten up.

Rape is a horrendous act committed by vicious people, that causes unspeakable traumas. Sometimes victims even commit suicide. To compare teabagging pixels to that is fucking borderline retarded.

And you can quote me on that.

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