you missed the point completely - i wasn't questioning the severity of either, and there's no need to discuss whether "rape is worse than murder" or vice versa, that's a stupid, pointless argument. the idea is that audiences - especially gaming ones - are mature enough to know that murder is bad, but not necessarily that all rape is bad. this is why rape is a sensitive issue, because people are still raped, have their perpetrator go on trial and have them get off scot-free. yes, this happens with murder obviously but with rape it's a huge problem that silences its victims - mostly women, who find themselves silenced and attacked by gaming audiences anyway. the entire point is much larger than this and deserves a space where it won't be unnecessarily scrutinised by people who'll never agree
I know that this topic is largely connected with things like the social perception of what's right and wrong, which is a purely theoretical and unquantifiable concept, but I'm not just gonna let you get away with a statement like this. Please tell us on what do you base the claim that gaming audiences don't know that rape is bad (at least they don't know it on the scale compared to murder).
i said "all rape" (not just rape) because audiences tend to have their own definitions as to what rape is, things to do with the ambiguity of consent etc. this enables "ordinary people" to rape even when they think they're not. this cannot be said for murder
Surely that's remotely similar to the distinction between murder and manslaughter