It becomes obvious that [gamers] seek to depict their power fantasies as ‘realistic’ because they want those fantasies to be real. The appeals to ‘history’ are actually appeals to the future. There was never a time when violence against women had no consequences; the consequences, for women, have always been very real. By failing to represent those you are depicting a fantasy.

–@4xisblack on presenting abusive behaviours as entertainment.

(See also almost every “grimdark” trend in SFF, comics, films, etc.)