Rape has long been classed as a crime of violence and control, and recent virtual assaults (on Second Life and AutoAdmit) have people talking about the long-term effects of Virtual Rape. Women who have been 'assaulted' online report feelings of being threatened, devalued and demeaned and it has impacted their daily lives leaving them 'violated'.
Whether virtual rape can be classed as a true crime is now being called into question. But the impact that that the world wide web has had on our interactions, relationships and daily life cannot be denied.
Virtual Rape and Cyber Assaults
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