I attend the American University
and am taking a course entitled
"Reading and Writing in Virtual
Reality." I read an essay by
Julian Dibbel about CyberRape.
I brought the issue of CyberRape
up during class and received
a massive amount of negative
feedback, many from male students
as well as female students.
Their motto was "if its not
physical, it's not real." Many
took the issue as a joke, I
was wondering how you felt about
the issue and where I could
find sites or pages on CyberRape
because I could not locate any
here. Thank you for your time.
for your note and sorry that
you have such insensitive people
in your class. Everyone would
agree that rape is a violent
crime (or most people). Violence
is described as verbal, sexual,
physical. With this line of
thinking, then yes Cyberrape
is real. Ask them if they believe
in "Cybersex" (or "phonesex"
for that matter). I bet the
answer is yes! Check out the
March/April issue of Ms. Magazine--there is an article re: this