Prostitutes call for ban on GTA

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  1. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    Prostitutes call for ban on GTA
    Sex workers cry foul, say game "accrues points to players for the depiction of rape and murder of prostitutes."
    The Grand Theft Auto franchise is getting attacked from all angles. Joining the ranks of politicians, policemen, and attorneys in their crusade to see the game lifted from shelves are the nation's sex workers. On its Web site, the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA is asking parents to assist them in calling for a ban of Take-Two Interactive's controversial game.

    Citing a 2001 document from the National Institute on Media and the Family's David Walsh, SWOP is calling "on all parents and all gamers to boycott Grand Theft Auto."

    The organization quotes various points from Walsh's paper, including, "Children are more likely to imitate a character with whom they identify with. In violent video games the player is often required to take the point of view of the shooter or perpetrator."

    Though the organization admits to being "adamantly opposed to any and all forms of censorship," as concerned parents themselves, they "wish to inform other parents of the potential danger extremely violent video games pose to children." Likewise, in the interest of promoting the rights of sex workers, the organization is opposed to the depiction of the rape and murder of prostitutes.

    In the games, players can solicit "services" from prostitutes by driving their cars slowly near them. No sexual acts are in clear visible view, but during the "transaction," the player regains health and loses money. Though the player cannot actively rape prostitutes in the game, a possible rape is alluded to once during the storyline of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The prostitutes, like every other character, are also subject to homicide at the hands of the protagonist.

    According to its Web site, SWOP USA is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of sex-industry workers and to the promotion of a safe working environment for the industry.

    By Tim Surette -- GameSpot
    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6144286.html
     
  2. RandomFerret

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    "Whores have been against GTA from the beginning. Look at Jack Thompson."

    Having made the obvious joke, I left the thread, never to return. At least, that's what I told myself.

    A man has to tell himself certain things just so he can sleep at night.
     
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    Hmmm....... i think they just racked up annother 10,000 units in sales.
     
  4. Vialli

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    Doing it regained your health? Didn't know that, I always thought it was just a funny side show. Meh shows what I know.
     
  5. centurian

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    You know I'd take the ideas and opinions of "Sex Workers" - working in the "Sex Industry" - with their own trade unions etc. a whole lot more seriously if
    those "workers" paid taxes like the rest of us.....


    Rant over.
     
  6. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh for the love of... :banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead: 


    Well, at least no one can cry about discrimination.
     
  7. RabidYak

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    I call for a ban on prostitution.

    Hold on...
     
  8. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    It's good that the SWOP has that on their website, so that concerned parents can drop in and become aware of the mistreatment of prostitutes in Grand Theft Auto.

    ...because I'm sure that website is frequented by concerned parents.
     
  9. rattrap007

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    I didn't know Jack(ass) Thompson was a prostitute.. Figures the way he is a media whore.
     
  10. Soundwarp

    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hahahaha that is so damm funny...
    Hell yes in the game i do a whore then i blow her head off and get my money back!
    "IT"S A GAME"
    I'm a hapily married man in reality, i don't go any where near whores!
     
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    Hookers have web sites? Neat.
     
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    All humor aside...is this picture really that skewed? Seriously? Politicians, Lawyers, Parents, and now Prostitutes? Yeah, the game is dispicable, but it doesn't cause people to kill. We're all born with a killing instinct, we're classified as Animals! The only thing I could even remotely say a video game provides...is a fantastical, Hollywoodish idea of how to kill, that which we're bred with the capability of doing on our own. Games, like guns aren't the problem. They're inanimate objects. It's the person handling and controlling said objects, all the power comes from the person, not the trigger of the gun itself. Ridiculous. The judicial system is a sham.

    And guess what Mr.& Mrs. American Family...all those sex workers you pick on and torment and belittle, are doing exactly what you're doing. Making a wage to survive and keep food on their table and clothing on their backs. Not the chosen profession I'd have picked, but it's one nonetheless. Now they stand united with you...the very people that tore them down and called them whores, etc. Small world after all isn't it? Or have you lowered your station in life?

    I think this whole thing is a massive media show and when it comes down to it, no one gives a flying fuck what happens to the kids. I know of many parents who'd sit them down in front of the PS2, turn the game on for them, and just let 'em go at it so they'll be quiet while mommy and daddy make another one like you, or have their High Ball, for the umpteenth time this week. But when they realize they can get their faces plastered on national tv and print, oh yeah...the kids matter then.

    Guess what Mom and Dad? IT'S YOU THAT SHOULD BE PARENTING, NOT THE VIDEO GAME! YOUR KIDS WOULDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH A HOOKER IN A VIDEO GAME IF YOU DIDN'T LET THEM PLAY IT! Morons. Moronic little toads that shouldn't be allowed to reproduce.

    Open up the Chlorine...genepool needs wiped out.
     
  14. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

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    Well that's a simple problem to solve. Just legalize prostitution as opposed to labouring under the highly deluded notion that it's ever going to go away.

    But hell, that's just too damned logical.
     
  16. rattrap007

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    I ate it...
     
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    I don't know what they are complaining about. More than just GTA, pop culture as a whole has taught me that the one thing prosititutes are good for other than sloppy sex is getting killed.
     
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    Prostitutes aren't people, therefore they have no rights or opinions. It's basically saying a porno magazine itself doesn't want GTA to be in stores.
     
  19. Spartan-117

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    Why are they calling on parents? Children shouldn't be playing GTA in the first place.
     
  20. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    *dingdingdingding*

    *cue trumpets, streamers, confetti and balloons*

    As with fast food, movies, television, music and cigarettes in the past, never has there been a clearer sign that someone is full of shit than when they utter the words, "for the kids" after announcing their latest puritanical crusade.
     

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