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Friday, November 20, 2009

A Danish Domestic Violence Videogame

A Danish support group for victims of domestic violence has released Hit the Bitch, a Flash game that teaches people about the evils of beating the crap out of women by letting them beat the crap out of women.
File under bad ideas: one component of a Danish anti-violence campaign features an online game that allows players to virtually beat up a woman.
Ever see A Clockwork Orange? In it, Malcolm McDowell is "cured" of his violent, predatory impulses through a program of concentrated aversion therapy that includes exposure to images of extreme violence and depravity. That same principle is apparently behind Hit the Bitch, a game from Danish NGO for Children Exposed to Violence at Home, in which players use their mouse (or their own hands, if they're webcam-equipped) to smack around a woman.
The site is currently only offered to Danish Internet users due to a high amount of traffic to the site, though the game’s makers note that “domestic violence is a global problem, so please support the fight against it in your local country.”

By all accounts, the game ends with the girl on the ground bleeding and crying. One user reported that the game calls the player an idiot for participating.

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