Rape in Virtual Worlds

http://www.onthemedia.org/story/25-monsters/

Kim Correa loves the online game DayZ, which lets you interact with other humans during a zombie apocalypse. DayZ’s appeal is that it allows weird, spontaneous interactions between players. It also allows really terrible ones. Kim talks about her experience of being raped in a virtual world — something she doesn’t quite know what to do with. We also talk to writer Julian Dibbel, who wrote about how one online community dealt with a virtual rape back in 1993.

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