In the aftermath of hearing about the E3 “Rape Joke”, I was scearching, for news of the reaction thus far of the “event”; I found these two articles.. http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2013/06/microsoft-e3-rape-joke/66092/
Not only did I find both of these to be extremely offensive to me as a gamer; I also felt personaly insulted as a person. So much so, that I have actually e-mailed the author my own personal reaction/opinion on her publications; here is the letter.
>"Regarding both of your articles on the “E3 rape joke”; I must honestly say, you should be ashamed of yourself for publishing such disrespectful, insulting, misleading, overwhelmingly bias, over sensationalized, flat out ridiculous articles about a non-issue, in which the “victim” of said “rape joke” did not even take it that way, nor was it intended to. I send this to you because you have personally insulted me, as a person and as a gamer; making gross exaggerations and generalizations such as “Yes, gamers talk like this all the time.” in dark bold print no less. this is something that angers and offends me deeply. The insulting stereotyping of “gamers” in addition to making us seem like a group of rape joke making assholes who live in their parents basement. Gamers are better than this, and because you have misconstrued a simple case of trash talk to this extent, I honestly think you owe them an apology."
So, do you think I am in the right? Your opinion on the articles? Any other articles to share? Your opinion on the “rape joke” in general? Thread begins now. (feel free to post your honest opinions and reactions)