Why are rape themes forbidden in movies/games, but not other serious crimes?

I've seen many movies, tv shows, and video games where serious criminal activities are shown or even perpetuated, but anything involving the perpetuation of sexual assault is forbidden (and if found, is heavily criticized and removed).

For example, in the popular video game "GTA 5", you can:

-shoot people 

-stab people

-drive over people 

-assault people with a tire iron

-set people on fire

-abuse drugs

-steal cars, rob banks

-smuggle drugs, weapons 

-blow stuff up

You can find similar themes in movies and other games. 

But the theme of sexual assault is ommitted. Some video games which had this theme have been banned (i.e. the video game "rape day"). And I've heard similar stories about movies that had to cut out these scenes.

I'm not promoting the idea of sexual assault, but merely asking, why the depiction of this specific theme is generally forbidden in fiction media, while things such as mass killing, murder, and arson are not?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Rape is grave we

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  • Bob
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    Because they are targeted at mass audiences to make the most money

    There are some very strange sex games out there

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    The film Pale Rider starring Clint Eastwood has a rape scene at the start.

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