LSRJ and Law and Technology Society present Clarisse Thorn, "Rape in Video Games"

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room IV

LSRJ and the Law and Technology Society present:

Rape in Video Games
With Clarisse Thorn
Monday, April 8, 2013
Room IV

How does it feel to be virtually raped? Who would decide to commit rape in a game? Should we, as a society, worry about people who pretend to rape software? What does "rape in gaming" even mean, and why does it happen? From the classic 1974 roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons to the video games of 2012, rape has come up in every type of virtual world. How best can we deal with it? 

Clarisse Thorn is a feminist sex writer who has given workshops all over the USA. She wrote a book about masculinity, dating dynamics, and sex theory called Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser; she's also got a best-of collection called The S&M Feminist. Recently, she released an anthology about sexual assault in virtual worlds called Violation: Rape In Gaming.