Games People Play

Feministing points out that the brand-new, critically-acclaimed 'Grand Theft Auto' video game has lots of strippers and pole dancers in it. You can get a lap dance where the girl puts her crotch in your face. Also! As the trailer shows, you can pick up hookers and kill them immediately after having (explicit) sex with them. "Stay down or I will finish you off!" your character says after gunning down a prostitute. Blogger Samhita writes, "Given the popular nature of GTA, it is cool to be violent and kill prostitutes... Where does this put young women gamers? How do they feel when playing video games with such violent representations of women?" [Feministing, IGN]