in thinking that this is sick? (WARNING possible triggers)

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Sorry for Daily Mail link

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2465359/The-Scare-Kingdom-Scream-Park-branded-degrading-rape-charity.html

This can't be real? People actually would pay for this and call it entertainment? I can understand if you like horror movies that you might like the idea of paying to be scared but this attraction is taking it one step too far....

Dahlen Thu 17-Oct-13 22:49:11

I can understand the desire for extreme entertainment. Personally I think it's pretty sad when there's enough RL trauma going on - if people really want to experience the thrill they could do something useful while exposing themselves to it. However, that's a personal viewpoint and I wouldn't seek to stop people doing what they want as long as it's legal, non-discriminatory and undertaken by those fully informed of what they're doing.

Therein lies my problem. Getting chased around a deserted mansion by an actor with a chain saw is one thing. It's so far removed from real life that people have no problem separating fact from fiction. Whereas rape and violence against women is so bloody commonplace an "attraction" like this just feeds the normalisation of it even more. sad

spookyspoonrulestheworld Thu 17-Oct-13 22:49:26

Hmm....being pinned down by a stranger with a pillow over my face, possibly a stray stiffy being perceptible.

Just no.

What is wrong with ANY of the people who think this is ok?

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 17-Oct-13 22:51:07

I blame 50sog

puntasticusername Thu 17-Oct-13 22:53:10

What in the actual fuck...?

Btw it may be too late by now but shouldn't this thread have a trigger warning??

Kormachameleon Thu 17-Oct-13 22:54:19

Jesus

Fairly unshockable but that has me shocked

Yes it says it's sexually explicit and yes there is a safe word but based in that Information I would still go in

I would no way expect to be subjected to that, it wouldn't even cross my mind
And it's made even worse by the fact that you are alone as the ordeal is screened to outsiders

The view in the comments section is that women must know what to expect - it would never be something I could think of expecting

Footface Thu 17-Oct-13 22:54:20

What's 50 sog

Sorry, yes, I didn't think. I should have put a trigger warning. But hopefully the link shows enough detail of what it's about without having to actually click on it.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 17-Oct-13 22:56:10

50 shades of grey

Footface Thu 17-Oct-13 22:56:45

Thanks did wonder.

SaucyJack Thu 17-Oct-13 22:59:57

Actually I've just looked at the website and the strapping to the bed thing comes from the "attraction" being set in a Victorian lunatic asylum, rather than anything specifically rapey.

Which may well make it worse in a way if you're not expected to be threatened with a dildo and the implied sexual violence.

Forty, I (kind of) understand the people who enjoy the straight forward sub/Dom sex slave thing. But this is set in a horror theme park with people running about with chain saws and made up to look like half their face is hanging off - I just find trying to link that up with sub/Dom stuff a step too far....it does become disturbing when it's in that environment.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 17-Oct-13 23:05:16

Actually I've just looked at the website and the strapping to the bed thing comes from the "attraction" being set in a Victorian lunatic asylum, rather than anything specifically rapey.

That is possible, vibrators was first used by doctors to cure hysteria.

utreas Thu 17-Oct-13 23:06:17

Its looks horrific to me but if that is what some people want to do with their free time then good luck to them it is nothing to do with anyone else.

SecretWitch Thu 17-Oct-13 23:06:35

I am shocked and sickened by this. Rape as entertainment goes beyond the pale. I love Halloween and appreciate a good scare but this is misogynist bullshit.

Footface Thu 17-Oct-13 23:11:15

That is possible, vibrators was first used by doctors to cure hysteria. wow

Wonder what they used to cure hysteria in men. Oh no silly me it's a women only disease

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Thu 17-Oct-13 23:13:10

I dont see it as simulating rape. More tied up consensually after paying for the 'privilege'.

I wouldn't want to do it but if people want to go ahead and pay for it then each to their own

I'd say it was more creepy bondage.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 17-Oct-13 23:14:46

It's not rape.

It's the fear of the unknown.

I feel it undermines people who have been raped. To me rape it a sexual act done without your consent.

A women can dress in a mini micro bikini while blind drunk flirted with a man, it doesn't mean she wants sex.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 17-Oct-13 23:19:27

Historically speak hysteria was a women MH disorder ( not that I agree with it)

AnaisHellWitch Thu 17-Oct-13 23:29:57

I understand what you're saying FortyDoors but I don't think agreeing to be manhandled in a sexually explicit setting means you're up for verbal threats of extreme sexual violence.

Imagine some poor young woman expecting a sexy vampire scenario and getting that? Or should she be expecting to be threatened with brutal anal rape? Maybe so. It's just a bit of fun according to the Robin Thicke song.

It wouldn't terribly be my cup of tea, but the story reads a bit as though someone of the 'professionally offended' variety went to the event looking for something to be freaked out by and then went bleating to the Daily Mail. From the publicity materials shown in the story, it does seem to be pretty clear that this is an 'extreme scare' event that shouldn't be attended by people who would find it upsetting. The article reminds me of some mad twat of an anti-porn campaigner insisting that De Sade should banned because 'shop girls might pick it up thinking it's a romance novel and be upset by it.'

No one is being forced to go to this fair/event.

SaucyJack Thu 17-Oct-13 23:40:43

None of the customers would be expecting a sexy vampire scenario Anais because that particular part of the park doesn't have a vampire backstory.

The blurb specifically states that you will be subject to sensory deprivation and manhandling.

AnaisHellWitch Thu 17-Oct-13 23:42:17

"reminds me of some mad twat of an anti-porn campaigner insisting that De Sade should banned because 'shop girls might pick it up thinking it's a romance novel and be upset by it.'"

As does my post above grin

Perhaps I need a re-think.

I think that is the whole point, SolidGold - people are gob smacked that people are CHOOSING to do this. What has happened to people that they need this sort of extreme to get their kicks?

Scrap that - I KNOW what has happened to me. I have become old and pearl-clutching perhaps. Still think it's bloody wierd though.

Ok I think a grip is needed. It is not rape nor does it simulate rape. Rape is a crime and not a £3.50 add on to a Halloween shock feast. A waver was signed that stated it may be sexually explicit. If it was so bad for the girl and traumatised her so much why didn't she say the safe word?

This thread should have had a trigger warning!!!!

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