U.N Rapporteur Suggest Japan Bans Anime And Manga With “Extreme Child Porn.”

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Water is wet and the sky is blue; someone is trying to ban “cartoon child porn” again and nobody is surprised, rather, it´s turned into more of a sigh of light amusement and tiredness.

This time though, the suggestion was made at a National Press Club, in Japan, by a Dutch lawyer named Maud de Boer; “It is important to find the right balance,” she says. “between artistic freedom and the protection of children.”

“I accept that the freedom of expression argument should outweigh, should prevail when it comes to adult pornography.” it should also be noted that Mrs.Boer recently completed a whole eight day study of sexual abuse in Japan – eight entire days where she interviewed goverment representatives and victims.

“All these are obviously lucrative businesses,” De Boer continues. “What is worrying is that there is a trend which seems to be socially accepted and tolerated.”

She also found that the hesitation to take action in Japanese law enforcement officers to be “exceptional,” in her own words, and noted that sex offenders in Japan enjoy a “relatively high” impunity compared with other developed nations. These factors all add up to the supposed social and institutional tolerance of offenses related to sexual exploitations of children. Banning these manga would be the first step to combat the problem, and to top it all off, she also suggested a penalty on simply watching said content.

And that´s that. Personally I hate about how ambiguous these suggestions and the people making them are because for them, what exactly is the “damaging” content? are we talking about fanservice-y archetypes like the ones in Black Bullet, which was gross in its own right, but not exactly the most controversial thing to come out of fiction? or are we talking about the hardcore, dick-on-underaged-kid hentai manga that have already been banned in most places in Japan? this is a line that should be drawn and clarified before talking about the possible consequences it might have on a population.

Besides, we´ve all heard the arguments. Videogames don´t make people violent. Porn doesn´t make people violent. Shotacon or lolicon doesn´t mean you want to bang little kids. Personal taste aside, it´s pretty much established those thoughts are in you and fiction might be the catalyst that person needs to act on his or her thoughts. Furthermore, I doubt little kids with no social knowledge can even get their hands on the harcore stuff, and the pandering in our everyday, seasonal anime is honestly nothing compared to the things broadcasted on western television.

But we all already know this, and personally I feel a bit attacked that I share a country with this woman. But sure, man, sure. Who´s next?

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  1. “Shotacon or lolicon doesn´t mean you want to bang little kids.” True but doesn’t that technically mean you are sexually attracted to children/small people?

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