The Film And Publication Board Bans The Game Rape Day From Entering SA. The Film and Publication Board in South Africa has banned the highly controversial Rape Day game.
The Film and Publication Board in South Africa has banned the highly controversial Rape Day game. The ban means that Rape Day cannot be used for entertainment, or neither be downloaded, by an individual in South Africa. The Film and Publications Board has stated that the rape, as an act, is unjustified and cannot be used in a game. The ban happens after a petition by the 1000 Women Trust.
The director of the 1000 Women Trust, Tina Thiart, says “We are touched by all the support we received.” The 1000 Women Trust director also says that the next point is making sure that women are included in part of the board that makes the decisions of the material that is good and bad. The 1000 Women launched the campaign of removing the game in March. The trust asked companies to help them pull through the law that does not allow any sort of violence towards females.
The campaign was supported by Avon, a fragrance and accessory organisation situated in South Africa. The organisation has said publicly that they will back the 1000 Women Trust on removing such video games. A senior public relation and corporate affairs official for Avon, Katlego Modipane, said the organisation totally backs the 1000 Women Trust in letting the public know about glamour covering the violence towards women.
Modipane also said that the organisation encourages all the people in South Africa, “as well as other responsible companies, to support and share the petition with their respective communities to enact real legislative charge.” Tweeps were also frustrated with the people that created the game.
by Alexandra Ramaite