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Distinguishing Between Rape and Murder in Games

Regardless of your age, you've probably seen thousands (if not millions) of simulated deaths at this point in your life. Blood-soaked swords, foul-mouthed marines, and fiery explosions are all icons which you can immediately identify. The average American wouldn't bat an eyelash at the death of a soldier in Bad Company 2 or the explosion which accompanies a C4 detonation in Modern Warfare 2. You may choose to call it "desensitization," but Bitmob thinks of it as a social paradigm shift. People have simply come to accept murder as a normative aspect of media culture.

But what about rape?

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