Originally Posted by Spiffy1
Having seen the effects of abuse, like a 20-day old baby come into the ED with its skull crushed and then dying shortly thereafter, a year old with severely burned feet after being dipped in a "hot bath", or a 4 year old with the mark of a hot clothes iron on her back, and many other incidents, I have to say that Apple did the right, if belated thing in pulling this app. Some topics are just not funny, at least if you have any sense of what is right and wrong, or what is in poor taste, or just plain disgusting. You can blather on and wax poetic for the days-of-yor, when men where men, women couldn't vote, and "coloreds" knew their place, but ultimately you are full of shit.
And where is ANY evidence whatsoever that suggests playing a computer game about shaking babies on a mobile phone would increase their likelihood of performing any of the sick acts you mentioned? Is Apple doing the "right, if belated thing" going to stop any of the acts you've seen or have any impact on the people that would perform them?
You seem to suggest that just because you have seen more of the effects of child abuse than the average person that you automatically have more insight into WHY these acts were performed, and that somehow relates to the games or entertainment that the abusers have enjoyed, otherwise why bring it up? Or perhaps you are suggesting that your insight into child abuse gives you a better judgement of why a game glorifying this abuse should not be played - perhaps the answer is to show everyone the same things you have seen and hope that they come to the same conclusion as you (no doubt they will), rather than strip them of any opportunity to make their own f-ing mind up and perhaps learn to adapt the same philosophies to other areas of their life?
I'm sick of the bullsheet constantly vomitted out by people who have no idea, suggesting that getting enjoyment out of killing in a computer game or stealing cars in a computer game or pretending you are a gnome and firing a bow and arrow off the back of a giant horse in a computer game, would actually make you more likely to want to do these things in real life. Most studies suggest games are most often played as an ESCAPE from real life, not practice for it. Its a tougher argument for watching porn, but for the most part the same thing can be said; you are not watching it to skill up on how to have secks, it is a fantastical escape from your normal life (and one that seems to be quite popular). The objectification of women in porn is not a positive thing, but surely porn would not be someone's only indicator on how they should treat women? I think the same methodology as above applies universally: rather than stripping people of choice, educate about what choices are more valuable for society than others and let people make their own mind up.
"Some topics are just not funny.." - Some topics are just not funny TO YOU. This game didn't appeal in the slightest to me either, but why should the title of funny be awarded by Apple, or by me, or by you for that matter?
And the worst thing about your whole post imo, "You can blather on and wax poetic for the days-of-yor, when men where men, women couldn't vote, and "coloreds" knew their place, but ultimately you are full of shit".... W T F are you F on about? How have you jumped from real life child abuse, to a game about infanticide, to people wanting to put down women and promote racism???????? Thats one big straw dinosaur you just created.