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Why we should all be worried about GTA's strip clubs

While the game has been garnering five stars reviews almost across the board, there is a most insidious side to Grand Theft Auto 5 which Ed Smith highlights in this piece:
"Men with delusions about sexual harassment are playing GTA 5 now and the game is assuring them that their behaviour is okay. It's telling them that not only are they able to touch women in clubs, but in actual fact, if they do it enough, the women will sleep with them."

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PoSTedUP1039d ago

the game talks to them in a dreamy voice "yes dave, this is ok in real life. dave, you will not be able to distinguish this game from reality. why dave, you no longer have to try and communicate with women, go out there and touch them, they'll sleep with You. now go, go out there and enjoy this world, you know, the one without laws and repercussions"

ha this guy has no braincells, that must suck.

RIPSKATEDESTROY1039d ago

also if you take a videogame seriously it is not the game there is something wrong with. seek help instead.

Jack_Of_All_Blades1038d ago

Exactly, people need to grow up and be mature about this sort of thing. I mean it isn't real people, it is a GAME

KonsoruMasuta1038d ago

" go out there and touch them, they'll sleep with You"

I agree with the author. The world does not work like that.
Everybody knows in real life you have to get them drunk first.

thebudgetgamer1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

Roofie Colada?

Abdou0231038d ago

They might as well not give you guns to shoot people IN THE GAME !!!

DoctorJones1037d ago

We're still in the game now though aren't we? I'm still Trevor aren't I?

Omg......I don't know who I am anymore, not now that I've played GTA 5. Where's my helicopter gone, I left it outside when I used my bed as a save point?

nugnugs1038d ago

Well said Posted.
So instead of being concerned with REAL women doing this kind of work, It's more disturbing that a digital woman is showing her Bristols?
This game is mirroring reality, not vice versa.

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HonestDragon1038d ago

My first reaction to this article was, "Flamebait".

"This article means I've joined the ranks of morally outraged journalists, Daily Mail and Fox News types who fret about Grand Theft Auto. But honestly, with this, I think my concerns are justified."

No they aren't. You have merely joined the extroverts that say video games cause real world violence and corrupt children. You honestly believe that Grand Theft Auto V will somehow convince men that the behavior displayed in the strip clubs in Los Santos is acceptable in real life?

"Men with delusions about sexual harassment are playing GTA 5 now and the game is assuring them that their behaviour is okay. It's telling them that not only are they able to touch women in clubs, but in actual fact, if they do it enough, the women will sleep with them."

"Oh, and there's nothing the law will be able to do to stop them."

So, you're going on the assumption that just because some men are ignorant of the existence of sexual harassment that they in turn will enact the same actions they see in the game without any consequences. Yeah, that's just foolish thinking. Grand Theft Auto has always been a parody of our world. It always pushed the boundaries and led us to laugh at how stupid some things we experience are.

If your frame of mind were applied to movies and music, more people would be mimicking violence in gore movies and dress like idiot pop "musicians". Your article is narrow-minded and flamebait. This is why gamers don't like people who consider themselves journalists.

BLAKHOODe1038d ago

Pray for me.
I touched a digital stripper.

I expected all the politicians to jump on the video game violence band wagon, but I really don't need to be preached to about my digital sins. It's just a game!

iceman061038d ago

As if politicians have ANY right to judge us. All of the lies, deceit, stealing, cheating, etc. that goes on in the government. Not to mention all of the personal stuff that is covered up until it becomes useful to another politician.

jmc88881038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

It would be funny if there was a Tony Wiener in the game. Maybe you could follow him on LifeInvaders and have him send you a email with a special picture or have him as a patron of the strip club.

Maybe you could go hiking on those trails with Mark Stanford.

Maybe as you pull up to a hooker you find her talking to Eliot Switzer.

Tap toes under the bathroom stalls with Barry Craig.

Maybe enter a gay bar and see Charlie Krist dancing the YMCA.

All names altered. But the list could go on and on and on and on.

Crazay1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

Clearly the writer has never enjoyed a night out at the 'Rippers in Canada where ALL dances are prefaced with a quick speech that says "You can touch here...here...here...you can't do this... but the rest is ok".

Just sayin...The Housers have been to Canada to visit, and they have been to the strip clubs here. I Know this because my buddy who worked for Rockstar has been out with them and partied with them very very hard.

T21037d ago

Maybe in a private show but its inadvisable to touch a stripper during a live show ....
Man this author would have a field day with my first playthrough, went to strippers, bouncer said somethin to me and I knocked him and the other two out.... Havent made it into a strip joint yet lol

Crazay1037d ago

Depends - I've seen some stage shows get pretty touchy feely too.

Pintheshadows1038d ago

Where the hell is that Lovefist sleevless? I just finished the game and in 50 hours of doing pretty much everything I never came across it.

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