Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Rape and other fun and games

Just when you thought toys couldn't get much worse, here's an action figure from the film Grindhouse.

Yes, an ACTION figure called "Rapist Number One". Oh good. For any boys secretly wanting to play with their sister's Bratz/Barbie dolls without appearing girly, they can get one of these and go about it in a more manly fashion.

It was only a matter of time. After all, promoting non-sexual violence in toyshops has been done to death. Where to go from here?

Gang rape box-set coming to Hamleys soon.


Blogger lost clown said...


6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's okay to have action figures of murderers, torturers, and tyrants, but not of rapists. Why is that?

We're not talking about toys for children here, these are figures of characters from a movie that children aren't allowed to watch.

What is it about rape that makes people think it's inappropriate in contexts where all the other horrors of the world (and some purely imaginary ones) are just fine?

8:11 PM  

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