Sexy figurine...Isn't that necrophilia? I just think it's wrong to present a sexualised image of a body that has been dismembered, battered etc. Sure there will be lots of people who strongly disagree with me and think they are entitled to own it but somebody has to suggest moral guidance. I won't be just another mindless drone going along with it because someone says so.
Sorry Mr. M. J. Clark., I for one am strongly in favor of/in a figure like this., I Dont see the race card being brought into the equazion with the model being white (not Asain, Black or Brown) It also would not bother me about this being male or transexual because it de-picks the game and the franchise very well, perhaps its a post op of a male changed into a female? oughts possible... I'm not a mindless drone and very open minded with every expression and I believe people make their own choices... If they like it buy it, if not leave it... Own choice.
Firstly, I don't think race has anything to do with this. Secondly the figure is made to look very feminine and with a large cleavage aka using sex to sell it. Thirdly, the mindless drone was a reference to my choice to speak out against the figure instead of holding back and keeping quiet. Lastly the whole point of people being allowed to make their own choices, if they like it, buy it, if not, leave it etc, What about child porn for example? Do you think they should be allowed access to it just because it's their choice and they shouldn't be deprived of it? If the statue was depicting a moment or scene in the game itself where a child is being raped, does it really become more acceptable? There have to be lines drawn up of what is acceptable and what is not.
Does a child get raped in the game? Thinking of a child getting raped and a half eaten torso are seperate completely., Lines are drawn up with our socially political big brother society... Its a shame this has had so much bad press and hype :( when you can see half naked ladies, men on tv even before the water shed! Bet your one of those people who think Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead Should be banned because of whats acceptable and whats not brought into play.
I don't actually know but I'd say it's almost guaranteed that a child does not get raped in the game. My point was to illustrate whether something is any more or any less morally acceptable if it is depicting something from within the game or not. I'm not in favour of a big brother society at all but I do think there should be some lines drawn up but it's a very difficult subject. How do we decide what is ok and what is not?
The issue you mentioned with seeing half naked men and women before the watershed is also important. While it is important that people are normalized to our bodies in their natural state, it should not be sexualized at a time when a child or young person could be watching and it should not be using sex to sell a product like in music videos.
As for Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead, I don't think it should be censored. Maybe it's inappropriate or hurtful for the Thatcher family but that is just part of life and does not justify banning the song.
With regard to your second comment, I agree with your list but please remove Michael Jackson. He was not only vindicated in a court of law but he did good work for the young and disabled all his life. People like Jimmy Savile spent their whole lives manipulating people and events to suit their twisted desires.
With Mr Jackson its something out the ordinary... He went to court the first time and settled out of court ( no innocent man would ever do such a thing and would fight through thick and thin to prove he would have never done something so sinister) and the second time... well we forgave him the first time., I do agree with most of what you have said and in the context you have written it :) however I will not remove the comment but I will out of respect for you take his name off of the list in this message... ( Showing an evolving conversation about a touching subject)
With thatcher and i bet her family did not grieve or was not bothered about or for the people who lost their jobs, commited suicide, privatisation of our jobs, the minors, steel workers, milk for the kids... I care as much for her family has they showed any interest in the working class!
Yeah, by the way, my own personal belief is that Maggie Thatcher did a lot of harm to this country and I could never commemorate her life in a positive way. I wont go out of my way to offend anyone who likes her or what she stood for but to me, she sowed the seeds of greed and division. There was a phrase that came about regarding her 'selling the family silver' which we are still suffering from the consequences of to this day. A great shame but there you have it. Regards : )