Well known censorship advocacy group UNICEF accuses Japan of turning the rest of the world into lolicon child abusers and so demands harsh censorship measures be implemented, in their latest hateful tirade delivered at the world conference we heard of previously:
“In countries such as the UK, sexual or abusive depictions of children are illegal. Japan currently has restrictions on photographs of children, but the likes of manga and anime are not censored. As a result, problematic images flood out into the world.”
This risible scapegoating was delivered by moral crusader Dr. Ethel Quayle, a psychology lecturer at University College Cork (Ireland) who has published many works decrying the evils of the Internet in devouring children, and who also happens to be a darling of UNICEF for her appearance of academic credibility and constant porn-bashing.
Undoubtedly, she would like Japan to more rigorously emulate the UK, well known as a child paradise.
The next topic the conference discussed was the necessity of reforming Japan’s laws against underage prostitution and pornography featuring minors further still, which seems odd considering that these laws already seem highly effective, as evidenced by the multitude of stories we hear about their results.
We may yet hear more such one-sided hyperbole from this execrable gathering of moralists in their closing statements, due to be delivered on the 28th.
Whilst previously it was only the Japanese arm of UNICEF (albeit led by a Chinese pop-star) which pursued this line, in that case ridiculously demanding a ban on school swimwear in anime, now it seems the better part of the conference may be given over to Japan-bashing, apparently a topic of much greater importance to the group than preventing the deaths of children in the developing world.
Far from concerning itself with such inconsequential matters as reducing child mortality from disease and starvation in poor countries, or even tackling slavery and child soldiers, it seems instead UNICEF considers itself the international arbiter of what laws and cultural mores a nation must possess.
Not only this, their desire to curb artistic freedom of expression in countries demonstrably possessing extraordinarily high levels of child welfare seems unbridled.
Their goal will undoubtedly be to pressure the Japanese government into banning all “sexual” depictions of children in 2D works, as determined by UNICEF’s clique of UN-funded porn-hating child protectors, a decision the government has already cunningly deferred once in the hopes people will forget about it and leave it to pursue more important matters.
Those who value liberty and freedom of expression, as well as those concerned about the struggle for survival children around the world wage, may find support for this organisation to be ill-advised.