UNICEF: Japanese Anime & Manga Poison the World


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.

Via Yomiuri.

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.

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  • First of all, i’m not with our against Loli-Manga&Anime, second same aplies to Gays, what UNICEF and other organizations are doing is putting the pressure on Japan, yes Ishihara Banned some materials, yes some are offensive to people, not all but some.
    Anime Characters aren’t REAL (i hate to admit that), but even the IDEA of Pedofilia or what ever is enough even if it’s not real, yes Japan has a low rate of sexual abuse on minors but thats not the case here. I saw all types of ero-manga even Guro-Loli & Zoophilia…
    I don’t find it offensive, but not all people are like me, some will NOT like it, but will just keep it to themselfs our complain to friends. There are some tough that will infact complain about it to important organizations, not all but some, also there are those like here on Sankaku that will aprove of it and support.
    Well freedom of speech isn’t completely free, like Video games, i’ll use this example cause i’m playing this game. FALLOUT 3 has a weapon called FATMAN, it’s a Mini-Nuke Laucher in the game, the game was heavely censored in many countrys and this name is one of it. Many Japanese here already know the name cause they learned it on school (probably), FATMAN is the code name the USA gave to the Nuclear Missile they used in Nagasaki, the name was remade cause it would make many people complain. The same goes to the medical drugs, all around the world people complained about the names MORFINE… And they were changed for STIMPACKS… Those are VIRTUAL DRUGS not reall like loli… But even the idea is bad for some and so many organizations will complain so the names are changed, it’s not cause of the children but cause of money yes my friends money.
    Money is the BEST and WORST thing in the world, if the video game company is faced by a Big corp like UNICEF saing your game is offensive, “i don’t like *THAT* don’t realease the game our will persue you till you do.” So they do minor changes to please them Like people say “WE CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE” some like other’s don’t, that freedom of speech that is not that free cause it costs. My last point MEN and WOMAN ahaha yes and SEX. Men love sex, even the idea of sex is enough, many woman say “Men are all the same” and we allways say it’s not true, but it’s true, men love sex more then woman we know that Porn is the example, THERE IS NO PORN FOR WOMAN, chat sites are 70% our more Men and the rest Woman. Yes Woman think men are horny and fightin lovers and thats the true right? we love war games, we love guns and fights… Woman apose that Femminism is just RACISM yes it’s true like Machisme is also Racist.
    They apose all the Sex they see on TV and eroticsim made expecially for the males, to arouse and GAIN MORE VIEWS = MOney, men know that men love sex so they do the sex and sell it to other men that = $.
    Woman hate to see woman expose themselfs for men, all have they’re reasons, some just hate to see other woman getting so low and some hate the attention the guys pay to those woman. The same aplyes to the GAY’s, i hate the post i read, closing so many japanese Gay Chats and comunities, even tough i’m not gay, the choice people make SHOULD remain a civil right, i don’t believe in GOD, so many people say i “suck” i’m white, black girls can’t date me, why? rasims. to put this all in few words and sorry for my terrible english -_-

    The biggest exemple is this: I don’t believe in any kind of GOD. Now Spam me, say god is real, try make me beliave, with words our brute force, inpose your belives on me, do it.
    This is the same has saying Let Gays be Gays freely, and some will say FUCK THAT those Inpures…
    Loli, “this is a manga of a loli in a gangbang” i’m i mother and this is sick, *lolicon* fck you, i love it it’s hot hehe. You sick bastard, Whispering to a friend and so on till someone with guts and brain says this kind of thing has to stop. *lolicon* NOooooooooo, you motherfucker nooo, and he does nothing about it exept for crying.

    Those 3 Exemples are what we all face.

    It’s not about real our not-real, it’s about racism, money and Freedom of speech.
    What is freedom of speech to me, is offensive to others and you.

    I’m sorry if my comment offends you (ahaha now do you get it XD)

  • Anonymous says:

    Women do not want men to have young brides. They operate as a sexual trade union restricting men. They don’t want men realizing that they wish to have a sweet obedient young virgin girl for a bride.

  • Anonymous says:

    This is silly. Nowadays if I’m slightly into lolicon I can just read a loli doujin and be satisfied with that. But if they restrict loli hentai what would I do? Go rape a child or look for actual CP? Leave lolicons alone, UNICEF, we’re not doing any harm watching at anime lolis.

    • I’m an American but I am really considering getting out of here and head to japan but if they get bumed rushed into baning then i will quickly go to France to watch as they take down all of the greek statues that are naked women even the great thinker a naked male statue

      man then museums will be next then history

      So yes JAPAN know this you are supported into being a pure civil rights nation so dont ban crap that makes you money thats just them trying to make JAPAN their bitch when your economy collapses from the lack of creativity cause you failed to stand up and protect your civil rights or did the japanese of WW2 all turned into WEST boot lickers and lost of their honor that i have read about so if you give in then i’m afraid that japan to me will be an honorless pit full of yakuzas (yall still have yakuzas now but at least yall have oe had honor)

  • ok, there are some really nasty stuff in manga and anime, sick stuff…

    it’s only about 1% of manga cuture, i HATE IT when people who know NOTHING about some culture and think they have the right to preach and just come and ban something! and having said that i’m not into lolis or hentaa and i come from europe!

    and let this also be said:


    years were rough but i had a world to escape in, i owe it to them i wasn’t carted to an assylum!

  • hmm UNICEF do U have any type of military strength? do others really give a shit about u? 99% of kids who get ur little sitty boxes on hallo ween throw em out NO1 CARES ABOUT AND STOP SHITTING ON JAP kids chose 2 read manga and anime dont obstruct this dont u guys always say: let kids be free or sum shit like that? now go the fk away and focus on Africas hungry children

  • People that say “so and so is poisoning/corrupting/endagering” obviously know nothing about the real world. They once said the same thing about music, comic books and dancing at some point in time. We regard them as the stupid and painfully ignorant.

  • The average feminist is really just a macho jerk pissed off she wasn't born with a cock.

    They hate mostly because hate is all they can feel.

    The only reason they have for their men hating agendas, is they hate all they can't have as a result of being born female.

    They attack all things typically male out of their hatred of all they can't have.

    I'm not hear to defend loli, I'm here to tell fem nazis to fuck off and die for being the hate filled losers they are.

    They fail at being men of course, and they fail at being female.
    They are failure personified.

  • miki123troll says:

    *Sigh* there are a thousand different more important things to worry about in the world instead of wasting money and time on 2D characters now if it was real individuals that were “victimize” well that a completely different story

  • hellifiknow says:

    the guy reading loli manga and the guy pointing a gun at a child, who r u gonna stop unicef?

    oh and hey u know those pictures or painting on walls or whatever the hell u call it
    those pictures with little naked kids flying around with wings that u usually see in churches
    should it be considered lolicon?

  • ah yes, and next in the line of fire would yuri/yaio mangas, because it would suggest the reader to go after the charming person of the same sex who lives next door…..
    as if readers have the same IQ level as the three year olds running UNICEF….

  • Anonymous says:

    UNICEF has made a grave mistake. You know what I’m gonna do for next Halloween? Thats right, if any kids come up to my house Trick or Treating for UNICEF, I am going to rape them. Good job UNICEF, you are promoting the abuse of children.

  • Anonymous says:

    Most popular lolicon magazine Comic LO spends quite a large amount of it’s income to help sick/homeless children and to organize free psychiatric help for those thinking they could be pedophiles.
    Quite an irony, while UNICEF tries to sue “child porn magazine” that didn’t harm a single child, this “child porn magazine” helps saves lives of real children in real world.

    • UNICEF is a big fucking hypocrite. They do things to help children, but at the same time, they use this to cover up when they push their biased agenda to do things to harm them, such as this, or how they prevent adoptions in Uganda.

  • Anonymous says:

    UNICEF is one big kill-joy organization. They should just leave Japan alone, because they weren’t able to do these kinds of things during their time. They had lived bitter youths >:)

  • I have no problem with lolicon, Also dont think UNICEF should ban anime – manga. but if you look at it one way or another some lolicon artist do take these 2d content a bit far sometimes. I say they just get together and say “hey maybe we going just a tad too far” and try to tone some of it down… and if you been around the way, like me you would agree some go a tad too far. where im like “wow wtf was he thinking when he drew this”

  • Anonymous says:

    Well, it always puzzles me why people in the West are such an obsessed moralfags now when it comes to minors. Because today children are protected and safe more than they ever were in history.
    This entire anti-hentai/lolicon struggle reminds me efforts to root out masturbation in Victorian England, criminalize getting pleasure from sex because God told us to use it only for reproduction.
    Pedophiles will always be because they are born that. It is almost like being born gay or not. And they will never change and can’t be changed. Here where I live they even don’t know about loli manga and never read Lolita but still do what they do.
    I don’t see what is wrong with 2-D images. As anyone can draw whatever comes into one’s mind.
    I ‘m not aroused when I see underage girls (teenagers) but I find them cute and adorable. I clearly won’t do anything to upset them. 99.9 lolicon fans are like that.

  • Doujinshi? Doujinshi of the non-sexual, clean anime series that the Americans like so much? Any depictions of the underage Naruto characters (both ‘Parts’, for this matter) in ‘slash’ acts might as well be banned. ‘M’ rated fanfiction.net stuff, Rule 34, heck, if the UNICEF laws come into effect, the target girl demographic for all things yaoi/yuri will be responsible for the production and distribution of “cartoon child porn” (aka fake child porn, in this case), which we all know (sadly) is illegal in the West.

    Think of the children! The imaginary children!

    While we’re at it, think of any characters under 18 in anime/manga/Japanese video games. No more slash het/yaoi/yuri fics or pics of FF characters, especially when their official ages are 17. (To name a few: Tidus, Zidane, Tifa) Even worse, since these are _fictional_ characters, none of us can wait a year for them to turn legal!

  • Anonymous says:

    if da fukin unicef wants to keep their fukin children frm being “poisoned” y dnt they jus lock them up in a room nd raise em……man,how pathetic these ppl are,i mean without complaining about every single thing,y dnt they jus shut da fuk up nd raise their kids the way they want without pushing their fukin piss weak ideals on others like me who dnt giv a damn about som whore who dsnt kno shit about the internet nd how it works…..i mean cudnt parents jus moniter where their child goes on da internet,or better yet not even giv them a computer to begin with…….sheesh i hate these sort of ppl who make this sort of empty arguments

  • Anonymous says:

    Under current law it is an offence to possess indecent photographs (including videos) and pseudo-photographs of children. However, it is not an offence to possess non-photographic visual depictions of child sexual abuse. The police and children’s welfare groups report a growing increase in interest in these images, including an increase in websites advertising this sort of explicit material.

    Police and children’s welfare groups are concerned that these images could fuel the abuse of real children by reinforcing abusers’ inappropriate feelings towards children. These images, particularly as they are often in a cartoon or fantasy style format, could be used in ‘grooming’ or preparing children for sexual abuse.

    • The ancient geisha system (in operation until WW2 until banned by American General Douglas MacArthur trying to SNL Church Chat Lady-ize the Japanese people). Japanese brothels would start girls in (oral & manual & “full service” toungue ass cleaning) sexual service at 5 to 7 years old (age 12 to 13 for vaginal intercourse).
      Again what is important is what it tells us about human sexuality in general. It turns out that Western norms are not universal. We should stop pretending they are.
      Western Civilization which is founded upon her eternal Father impregnating (coming upon KJV) a Jewish 12 year old named Mary and giving her to a 30 something year old man named Joseph to sleep naked with and boink at least a Quicky on the real wedding night to be fully legally married according to Judaism.
      For the East it may be determined differently, but for Western Civilization it has already been settled…
      I guess you UK feeble minded are just trying to bring the AZNs up to your level of pubescent women.

    • There is a problem with the statement. It is understandable that a pedophile (and I am going off of the fact that we defined one as a person showing any and all interest in underage image) being deprived of real image will turn on to “fake” images, and fuel his/her fantasies, but there is also the case of people (otaku) who will show no interest none what so ever in the real photographs and videos, which could be the case in why the images becoming more popular as well. On the abuse of children how ever, if a person is doing so then the problem lies much deeper then a simple viewing of loli and if “grooming” of kids is one of the concerns then you can do just that using regular porn/hentai it don’t have to be loli

      • A pedophile is not anyone who gets aroused by pedo stuff. Careful laboratory studies have found that up to 28% of men react sexually to pedophilic imagery. Therefore, according to the popular mass hysteria, 28% of all men are pedophiles. That’s obviously not true. Further, careful lab studies have found that all heterosexual males react maximally to all females age 16 and over. The attraction maxes out at 16 and stays at a maximum into adulthood.
        Nevertheless, there is a declining scale whereby normal males also reacted sexually to females under 16 on a sliding scale crashing all the way down to age 7. It is important to note that the scale started declining at age 15 and then rapidly declined all the way down to age 7. So normal males have a high, but not maximal, attraction to females age 12-15 and a much lower attraction to females from 7-11.
        The difference here is simply one of scale. The normal male has a maximal attraction to mature individuals. That attraction rapidly drops off in females as they are less and less sexually mature; however, there is some minor attraction even for young girls.
        The exclusive pedophile, by contrast, has a maximal attraction for girls under the age of 12, with individuals having different age ranges that they prefer. As an individual starts to become mature at age 12, attraction rapidly drops off.
        So we are talking about a matter of degrees here, not absolutes. It’s ridiculous to say, “Pedos like little girls, and normal guys don’t.” Not true. All men like little girls. But to pedos, they’re the bees’ knees, and to most normal men, they’re a shrug of the shoulders and, “Ahh, forget it. You’ve got to be kidding.”

    • excerpt from the Anthroplogy of Sex – Japan:

      “…. The new art forms of anime and manga copy the themes of earlier erotic art…. male-male, boy-love, boy-love for girls, female-female and girl-love. … perfectly legal in Japan… banned as pornography in the (radfemnazi UK)…”
      “… Again, much of the above information was hidden from Western eyes. The US army burned warehouses full of Japanese erotica (as General MacArthur called for American Puritan missionaries to invade Japan & SNL Church Chat Lady-ize them), and what remained was censored in both Japan and the West. It is only really now that there has been a serious attempt to study it. But what is even more important is what it tells us about human sexuality in general. It turns out that Western norms are not universal. We should stop pretending they are…”
      “…. Books showing explicit shunga are freely available… (Screech’s book contains images and text concerning bestiality, pederasty and pedophilia)…. Apparently (Edo period) shunga are of historic and artistic value, but manga is contemporary, commercial and therefore of no value (which of course, once applied to shunga)….don’t expect censorship to be rational and coherent, but this is something of a glaring contradiction… by banning contemporary images we rob the future of their right to decide…”

  • I find it rather interesting that the article says

    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.

    That, of course, is not correct, because while not entirely illegal, they _are_ in fact censored. So beside not offering proof that such images really do _poison_ any minds, they don’t even get the simplest things right.

    Maybe UNICEF means well, but if I’m not mistaken they even had a certificate regarding the correct use of contributions taken away from them for at least a year recently, so it’s not like UNICEF is a shining beacon of above-the-board child protection in any way.

  • Here’s a simple bit of logic. If watching lolicon automatically brands you as a pedophile and child molester, then shouldn’t anyone who watches porn at all be branded a pervert and rapist?

  • freedomforce29 says:

    I sense a massive population drop in Japan in the future -mostly artists and companies- afterwords though UNICEF will realize they fucked up japan and will shrug it off and soo many people will be soo pissed. BUT!i do agree with Miroku74 about toddlercon and guro and that stuff…

    But then by saying that anyone who likes that “stuff” would be offended because we would act like UNICEF and block things. Rather we fight together for all, or we lose individually.

  • I have a question:

    How did UNICEF jump on the ‘Ban Lolicon Bandwagon’? Did someone at their offices get caught with lolicon on their computer…. or *almost* caught fapping to it….. and claimed it was material for research?

    Common Sense isn’t, I’m always reminded every time I watch or read the news -_-.

      • Which explains the flapping sound coming from south of their collective belts. <_<

        A tampon would shut them the hell up, I think.

        If there needs to be legislature for the regulation of lolicon, then by God, treat it as you would any other adult material! Shrink wrap and keep out of the line of sight of younger children. Impose ratings for it…. and keep them out of the kid’s hands in the stores. The sexually explicit stuff anyway.

        Panty-flashing isn’t necesarily a big Bad Thing. Look at Justin Timberlake’s move with Janet Jackson at the Superbowl a couple years back…. sheesh. kids are exposed to worse than panties and innocent but suggestive accidents nowadays.

        I’d prefer to see something reasonable rather than this farce of a failed idea go on. Prohibition didn’t work on keeping people from drinking almost a century ago, and neither will this idea of banning lolicon work.

        Guro, toddlercon, and other stuff like that can be lined up and summarily shot/sent to Hell for all I care.

  • It’s fucking pathetic to see so many people fucking crying about having their underage pixel porn attack.
    You’re one fucking pathetic bunch of inbred little perverts.
    OH NOES MY UNDERAGE PIXEL PORN! MY LIFE IS RUINED! Oh wait you probably don’t have one.

    Grow up you despicable little bastards, and get laid.

    • NothingsImportant says:

      Hey, moron. It not about porns, it about freedom, human rights, and free thoughts, be it evils or goods, that itself is subjective matters.

      No one is happy to get their freedoms and rights ripped off, no matter what kinds of freedoms it is. No one is happy when someone force their thoughts and ideas into them, no matter how noble that ideas may be. You can promote your ideas through campaigns, but not forcing it into ones mind through censorship. The stronger you try to do that, the stronger the repulsive force, that the law of nature, you can’t change it, by forcing it, you are promoting people with the same thoughts to gather and rebel against you. This cycle has repeated through history many times, but no one had learn their lesson.

      And yes, do not call anyone a criminals without the acts of crimes being taken place; one is free to have any thoughts, be it good or evil, not even the GOD can or had the rights to control it, so are UNICEF who are just a bunches of hypocrites.

  • Japan, please do the world a favor and walk out of the UN like you did to the League of Nations. Hopefully this will cause another collapse of an inept, corrupt organization.
    Truth be told the world would probably be a more peaceful place with better control over poverty and hunger if we were not funneling hundreds of billions of dollars every year to the greatest farce in history.

    • That is horrifying, but sadly not unusual. This is precisely why we need to stay critical of all large aid organizations, no matter how “noble” their stated goals are. The minute we ease up and buy into their marketing is the minute that they can distract us with meaningless stunts while betraying humanity for their own gain.

    • I know I’m pretty late, but there’s something funny I find about this: similar ‘gossip rag’ comments I’ve seen have been claiming that this site erroneously portrays Japan in an overly-positive light.

    • Of course, you have it, the point of of publishing online is to be unpopular and publish things people have no interest in, I see now. All those millions of copies and billions of page views the “gossip rags” attain, all quite worthless. Mr Murdoch, what a fool he is!

      And as I grow tired of explaining, this site mainly covers Japan at present; the rest of the world is perhaps even more warped, even your own curious country, but as we are not discussing it you do not hear of it here.

  • Sorry, didnt go through all comments, just wanted to tell that i’d rather support the unicef on this one, as even if in japan the availability of such material don’t cause any problems, because it has somehow become part of landscape, maybe it would in other countries where manga/hentai stuff isnt so commonplace and exposure to loli could actually lead to the rise of child-oriented sexuality and child abuse…
    Also you all know how easily one can be led, first through innocent curiosity(as i have),from manga to hentai to various genres such as loli though websites, webrings,etc..

    • You sound like you’re worried that there are countries out there that are “pure” and free of child exploitation, and that loli would thus somehow corrupt them. But that is untrue and wrong. Every country out there already suffers from millenia of child abuse. Child exploitation has always been historically quite common all over the globe, eons before loli ever existed. There are no “pure” countries out there for loli to corrupt, because the idea of child welfare is actually quite modern and new.

      Interestingly, loli is actually a direct result of our modern ideas that children are a protected class and not just the property of adults. After all, people who are allowed to abuse real children have no need for loli.

      • I don’t know if he meant that they are more ‘pure’ as possibly that they are more… Erm. The word ‘ignorant’ comes to mind. Or, that they are simply unused to the material being so readily available, and are unfamiliar with the material, never knowing its existence to begin with. And so their reactions may be different. And might or might not be an adverse reaction.

        ‘Purity’ is not the subject at hand here. But exposure–the cause and effect. Given, though most may not suffer any undue effects from exposure to loli or whatever else, there might just be a certain percentage of people who might discover the flavor to their liking–both on and off screen.

        Although I do agree that the route of trying to stop Japan from producing anime and manga and the likes may not be the right route for UNICEF (or anyone) to take.

  • consider that you are actually a lolicon, that doesn’t mean you are really going to rape a child, sure your head might be all fucked up but that doesn’t make you a criminal… just because you have strong feelings of killing someone doesn’t make you a murderer, simply because you still have the choice of doing it or not…

    obviously i’m not saying fomenting murderers/lolicons is good, simply that they should be more concerned about the actual criminals instead… and the ones already with problems (both children and pedos)

    we are what we are independently of what they are trying to ban, there’ll be lolicons forever regardless of what they do, what will they do then?

    and maybe, 2D might even keep pedos out of the streets…

    oppressing our minds never took us to anything good…

  • Bah, I looked at lolicon when I was 13 years old. And the worst thing I suffered mentally was feeling guilty about looking at adult oriented material when I was only 13 years of age and illegal to do so.

    Now that I look back on it, I wish I had spent that time not being insecure about my age, but advocating child sexuality. Or some degree of “pedophile rights”, or whatever you would call it. Because this shit is just getting ridiculous. Bitches you ain’t takin’ my lolicon away.:x Though then they would have just sent me to a hospital if they found out I liked lolicon and didn’t care if adults did at that age anyway. And tried to “fix” me.

    People are really stepping over the line more and more with each year. Why pretty soon it will be illegal for women to have flat chests and mandatory breast jobs will be made.

    There’s a big fucking difference between liking lolicon, which is depictions of girls who look like they’re young by certain standards, things that are more prevalent in adults or kids, and raping someone who’s never heard of sex before. I have several gigabytes of lolicon on my hard drive and am still disgusted by rape and guro.

    Honest to god this reminds me of the whole Magibon thing, where a good fourth of the people are there calling all her viewers pedophiles, and deriding her of her pedophillic body. Enough is enough. This isn’t about protecting children. This is a war of aesthetic, and we’re all just the ones with some descent taste in women.

  • Shouldn’t the UN be the ones hanging their heads in shame since they have such a higher rate of child abuse? I mean seriously, where did they get the balls to have the story “man rapes daughters for 30 years and has 7 children” and then three days later accuse Japan of endangering children? I’m all for making sure kids are safe, but don’t the statistics seem to imply that Japan is doing something right in comparison to the UK?

  • Well UNICEF might have some point. I know that lolicon one of the many suggestive materials out there in the net. If they say that this is a sexual exploitation of the children, then why can’t we ban porn altogether, I mean its also a sexual exploitation of women.
    Or yet ban all the less accepted content of media altogether, such as homosexuality, violence, Teenage Drama, and racism, they pose more threat to children and yes there are studies about it.

    In US you can have gun and people are getting killed everywhere, most of the killer are adults that don’t play violent games, but they watch the same violent movies that we watch. The same as this, child rapist are adults that doesn’t even know what is lolicon but they happen to be a pedo and a follower of the evolutionary theory.

    If they want to ban lolicon they better have a list of 1001 things they want to ban before they die.

    Otherwise this is just playing unfair and very subjective matter. just like what they do to homosexuals, why can’t they just leave our privacy alone.

    -If you are in University you learn that there are many doctors who make false assumptions, so don’t be intimidated.
    -If they were to present some assumption they better have to have a study and report for it.
    -If they think that Lolicon is abnormal then let us spread the virus and make it NORMAL.

    Hav anyone send any petition to the UNICEF yet???

    Japan is one of the countries with least cases of child abuse and rape.

    It’s sad that UNICEF is turning into one more bullshit organization that will keep saying crap instead of really doing something about the whole thing.

    It’s so fucking easy to use some scapegoat to put the blame of something they have absolutely no proof of.

    Bunch of retarded morons. This is just the same as saying school shootings and serial killers are connected to violence in games.

    Some people fail to see this only because they don’t like lolicon. It’s like “Meh, it has nothing to do with me, so fuck it”.

    It’s really sad the way things are going nowadays.
    Paranoia and ignorance is making lots of people go back to the dark ages.

    Just because some of you don’t like japanese animation and related stuff, doesn’t give you the right to censor it. Most of us live in free countries, and that’s how we like for them to continue being.

    We don’t need any of this paranoid bullshit.

    If you want to stop child abuse cases, just put more money and effort on police and on dismantling the organized crime behind such things.

    And the funny thing is: I BET, repeating, I BET that if a survey was made with people arrrested for child abuse was done, the vast majority of them will not even have heard of lolicon or whatever.

  • Stock up on all the Shota, Futa, Loli,Incest, or whatever flavor you desire, cause sooner or later a ban of some kind will be coming to Japan. Organizations like the G8(with ACTA)and Unicef want to put in place an international system of laws which hold all countries accountable to a Western socio-economic based system.

  • Oh ya… One more thing… They’re just being racists… Mostly only otakus and kids watch anime… When those kids grow up they turn to their MTVs and their fashion whatever channel who obviously promotes sex, cause most of those kids who have now grown up would say animes are for immature people only… Most of the perverts I know who does sick perverted stuff like rape aren’t into anime… The hentai loving friends I have are into hentai and big chested women…

    As for UNICEF… Who the fuck are they to ban school swimwear when its been there for ages… They want to protect kids they should focus more on doing so directly… Like catching these perverted people who rape kids… Or putting up guards in schools that would prevent those school rape crimes…

    As for the censors… The censors are just making things worse… How?

    Sample: Rosario+Vamire’s bats… A kid who sees it would only ask how come there’s a bat… Then the adult would probably say that its because kids shouldn’t see that… Then that would get the kids more curious then search for the uncensored ones… Most kids really don’t give a damn if they see panty shots and all that… Most of them are innocent… Anyways… Tired of typing…

    UNICEF is pissing me off… I’m already pissed with the censors… Now they’ll take away my anime… >_____<

  • “www.unicef.org”

    You circus clowns who hate UNICEF so much had never been to this page to see what they do?

    Don’t you think that “ending the creation of entertainment that depicts children as sex objects” is just as important as “ending the need for children to use guns?”

    Or, since I’m outnumbered anyway, is it much more important to fap to underaged animu girls rather than strive towards the welfare of real children?


    • UNICEF, like all monolithic beasts of bureaucracy, has grown past its prime. It is time to silence The Beast by cutting out its heart, much the same way as should be done to the likes of the Sierra Club, and other feel-good organizations that have developed 50+ overhead costs. It is never a good idea to take these sorts of efforts global. Never.

    • Can you please explain why Boku no Pico is acceptable and nothing else is? Can you explain it without “BECAUSE IT’S DONE WELL” because, uh, it is a stock h-anime with the genders reversed and has some fairly fucked up ideas about child/adult relationships!

      You’re a moral and intellectual coward, Tyrenol. You believe in something only to the point where it makes you comfortable, but as soon as you can start using it as a cudgel to fuel your ridiculous and misguided sense of false superiority then all bets are off. You don’t actually believe in free speech! The whole point of free speech is that uncomfortable ideas are protected as much as the comfortable ideas because in the marketplace of ideas the best, most well fought ideas are supposedly the ones that are going to win. This is, in a way, CAPITALISM. The thing you claim to support by buying shitty Chinese toys!

      For the record, and I don’t feel I need to prove myself to you because you are a crappy little bullshit man, I think loli is kind of creepy! I don’t think there isn’t enough examination and self-examination being done about this stuff! But I’m not a complete coward like yourself and actually have some principals that aren’t totally malleable as soon as I see something that may be a negative by-product of those principals!

    • Circus clowns says:

      you know what, you are very good at twisting world and cause misleading. Srsly with more training you can make some billion dollar by tricking poor people.

      your sentence should be :
      Don’t you think that “ending the creation of entertainment that use FAKE children as sex objects” is just as important as “ending the using of REAL children to fire guns?”

      and my answer is no.

      Should we ban all gun fire and car/motor racing in the movie so there will be no maniac who shoot gun around and run @ 300km/s on the street?

      People got brain to think. People decide to act. If some rapist decided to rape it is HIS decision, not because some movie or anime tell him that

      • “I demonize pedophilia. I like the ‘Pico’ series.” That’s me.

        This is you:

        “BAAAAAWWWWW!!! How dare some so-called ‘leading advocate for children’s rights’ pick our ‘love for cartoon children’ as an easy target for THEIR battle!! We’re gonna dig up as much dirt against them as possible and make them look even worse!!”

        Good luck. Just “Good Luck.”

        You. Circus. Clown.

        • Dude, you have some really warped priorities. If someone decides to ban Bananas from our schools because they look too much like wangs, are they justified because they have plans to improve healthcare? We should not have to live in a society where our best option is the one that balances out best. Just because they help starving children doesn’t give them the right to squander those valuable, valuable funds on petty, shallow cases like this. The Pope had support of them withdrawn for a reason. If you wanna help someone, support competent organizations, not ones who would gladly use those same kids as their motherfucking marketing tool.

  • Here is an interesting study. Apparently, the increase of porn has made Japan even safer for children than it was before:

    A quote:
    “Most significantly, despite the wide increase in availability of pornography to children, not only was there a decrease in sex crimes with juveniles as victims but the number of juvenile offenders also decreased significantly.”

  • …Another Western ‘Bigotry’ move and very Christian Move. ‘I don’t like it, and don’t want to understand it. So therefore I’ll try and ban it/kill it’ Honestly when did all these ‘Organisations’ start getting in on all the political action? (pretty rhetorical there lol) But this is just getting out of hand now. What happened to the Ethiopian kids and what not who are starving and suffering? You know REAL and LIVING KIDS… This seems like a ‘Image Move’, meaning UNICEF is loosing all the attention, is becoming less known and is not cared about. So they bring this up to refresh their image to get attetion again. Pray tell they don’t end up as bad as PETA. Not being arrogant or anything, but as a person who has taken Psychology and Sociology (sure not to a degree level, and only in college), you see that these organisations are usually built from Perosonal Opinions, Xenophobia, Racism, and the refusal of understanding different Cultures and most in fact are hypocrites.

    Fact is Loli is a subjective category. For one it has multiple meanings and is derived from the word Lolita. Another thing is it’s 2D and not real. Now the problem here is exactly the same baseless, bias and subjective argument as ‘Violent Video Games make People Killers’ or ‘If you look at Sexual Content, you’re a Pervert’…Heck people who look at Rape in porn must be rapists then? Labelling people before any crime is even committed. That is fear of the unknown or something uncontrollable. It’s as bad as saying ‘Chinese and Koreans all eat Dogs’ ‘Japanese are all Pedophiles and Rapists’ ‘Iraqi’s are all Terrorists’ ‘All Immigrants Steal Jobs’…To me these Organisations bent on Force Changing another Countries culture, policies or beliefs just because ‘they’ believe it’s right and think it’s wrong are nothing more than Cultural Terrorists enforcing their own beliefs on others. Just like Colonial Britain/Europe was. Sorry for the rant, lately been seeing alot of topics like these (on games, anime, even music)and just needed to vent.

  • For goodness’ sake… I am never going to donate to UNICEF ever again. It’s just drawings, for goodness’ sake! They don’t really advocate child abuse! You want to get someone for that, get the child pr0n makers. That’s live action, real kids getting abused. A lot worse than it happening to a 2D bunch of pixels.

  • UNICEF is tha shiet
    wtf they wasting time on trying enforce this kind of law???

    what abt slavery, malnutrition, poverty, and kids that being used as suicide bomber in mid-east???
    i bet they aint gonna do anything on those stuff

    now if 2D loli are gone…
    those pedo have nothing to jerk-off..
    they will go for 3d one…way to go!!!

  • A lack of child porn will most likely trigger pedophiles to go after real children, so eh.

    but whatever, either way I would prefer UNICEF stopped concentrating their efforts on protecting the rights of imaginary children. There are real, living, breathing children that need help out there.

  • UNICEF some how sick and tired caring about real children problem like already mention it above (war, child soldier, etc).

    SO they “derailed their train, changed into rubber tires”, and take the easy route which are need less money to handel, 2D stuff.

    When do those people stop being stupid anyway…?

  • There are many reasons why even Vatican has withdrew its support for UNICEF, and one of the reason is the hypocrisy. As many noted, UNICEF fails to address, no in fact support greedy ventures of many European and American Corporations striving to enslave African agriculture and other industries in forms of ‘humanitarian aids’, which is partly responsible for the famine and poverty in Africa.


    In 1996, the Vatican finally cut off its token payments to UNICEF.

  • Clearly the rest of the UN should start taking advice from UNICEF and fix the conflicts in Africa by advocating the banning of all violent movies.

    Obviously anyone who sees a fictional representation of something will instantly go and act it out psychopathically.

  • Hmm. I wonder if the problem is not related in part to the high visibility of otaku tastes due to their domination of the internets? Anyone casually browsing the anime & manga online scene these days cannot help but notice the current focus on underage (or pseudo-underage – Konata may well be 17 but the casual observer of an ero pic would certainly not think so). For instance, I browse this site regularly (and kudos btw for so rapidly becoming the no.1 not-review blog, the effort you put in shows a mile off) but even though I would not consider it lolicon, I would hesitate before pulling it up in front of my wife, or indeed at work – even with NSFW images collapsed I feel people would wonder why a grown man was looking at it. Personally I also feel the “it’s only 2D” argument fails. If you enjoy looking at (or fapping to) drawn art which represents a child this does represent pedophilia! The Oxford English Dictionary defines a paedophile as ‘someone who is sexually attracted to children’. That seems pretty simple to me – you do not have to be a physical abuser to be a paedophile and looking at those loli images may not be the same as downloading child porn in the eyes of the law (depending where you live) but surely you can accept they are fulfilling the same basic urges, those of being sexually attracted to the child form? As long as individuals refuse to accept or confront this, any argument are made null and void to many, as an accusation of denial can immediately be raised. Be careful, otaku – the eyes of the world are very much upon you.

    • What you’re saying about people who masturbate to cartoon images of children being paedophiles is absolutely true. But that ISN’T the point.

      The difference between you masturbating over an image of a young child, and a drawing of a young child. Is that one doesn’t involve exploiting another, breaching privacy or a whole other load of arguments you can think of. The argument comes down to the fact that it promotes paedophilia. That drawn images promote paedophiles. The truth is, if you’re looking at loli, you already are a paedophile. If anything, it’s a good thing that you’re looking at loli, and not at some other persons child.

      • I like drawn loli. (And am not exactly afraid of admitting so.)

        Real girls at the same age (and even years above that)? Imagining them in sexual situations (which you just made me do, you bastard!) triggers a very strong ‘Fuck no!’ reflex that in my case even brings slight stomach cramps.

        I’d like to read your reasoning that believably explains why exactly I am a pedophile. Thanks.

    • Part of the problem is exhibited in what you say here (in fact I saw a quote from a Japanese academic on 2ch making just this point):

      There is a vast difference between the statutory definition of child and the intuitive definition.

      It is completely inappropriate to call men (or women) attracted to adolescent girls paedophiles – it is completely natural to be attracted to young and sexually developing girls, and has always been so. Evolutionary biology so dictates.

      Only in the last few centuries has human childhood been extended through the teens and into the twenties, and has ethical thought strived to strip adolescents of agency.

      We can hardly say that all prior human sexual history consisted of psychological abnormality; rather, the cultural norms have recently changed in many (but not all) parts of the world.

      Where we can make a useful use of the word is where men are only attracted to girls of a given age, or are attracted only to the very young in what may be considered a paraphilia.

      • “It is completely inappropriate to call men (or women) attracted to adolescent girls pedophiles”

        – Quite right – the correct term for this is ephebophile.

        That said, my point still stands that a lot of loli stuff is not showing adolescent girls, and the pics that are would still mislead the casual observer (lack of pubic hair, the whole petanko thing). Look at the pic of Taiga the other day – she is supposedly a high schooler (i.e. having started puberty) but the intrepid channer has reimagined her as having the physical assets of an 8yr old. I challenge anyone to look at that pic and think ‘teenager’.

        But then we live in a world where women go through agony having their pubic hair removed and even labia remodelled/hymens reconstructed to look more childlike and virginial, so who knows 🙂

        • Seriously, you mean you have never met a ~22year old girl that have small breasts?

          The reason that the “sexual age limit” has been raised it because sex is all too often used as a “bonding method” among couples. In contrast to some decades ago you have much more that you have to learn to become a functioning member of society and, because of the perceived contrast in intellect and knowledge between youth in their earlier years and the older ones, society somehow sees it fit to separate these two “groups”.

          While, in reality, many (at least of those I’ve met) 13-17years are both smarter and more “mature” (which is subjective) than most “adults”.
          Also you mean as long as the girl has the right shape it’s okay to go after her? Even if she’s 13-15 and you’re 40ish?

          Lastly, FYI.You have seen those adult friend finder ads here and there haven’t you? Did you know that some of the girls in those “avatars” were around 15 years old when the picture were taken? One such example is Fanny Modin, the other being Elin something (can’t remember the full name) and her friend.

          As for uniserf, they’re just after more power to help their masters. Also, they’re a really good example of how humans don’t want to help others out, they just want to boost their ego not caring whether what they do is helping or not.

          Hope my writing is understandable despite my lacking in grammar.

        • We also live in a world where modern movies and TV try to convince us that 35-year-old breast-enhanced supermodel actresses are “teenagers”. In real life, there are plenty of teenagers who don’t have fully developed figures. This is especially true for Asians, who naturally look younger than Westerners. Taiga does look like a teenager.

          As a side note, it’s interesting that since modern imagery tends to be much more exaggerated, many current “loli” body shapes and designs would have been considered normal 15-20 years ago.

  • Why not take care of the child soldiers and starvation in other parts of the world.. They need more help. In fact, we need not this form of “help”. Its not like we’re gonna go touching the child in kindergardens after watching loli anime (-_-||)

  • Haha UNICEF you silly bastards.

    Good thing no one really gives a shit about their opinion. (And we’re talking about the great Kingdom of Nippon here.)

    Poor starving children.It’s nothing new that UNICEF wastes money on stupid shit, or somehow manages to “lose” it.

    Loli’s on my lap alright with the world.

  • Freedom of artistic expression or not (come on, what has Moe-tan and the likes to do with art and expressing yourself? :D), anime/manga in Japan gets away with stuff that would never ever fly anywhere else. Some “innocent” sukumizu or pantsu fanservice is one thing, but there are shows made with only blatant fanservice in mind.

    And while blots of ink on paper don’t hurt anyone, and it would be certainly better if real pedophiles fapped to 2D lolis instead of molesting real children, there’s no proof that 2D lolicon is not spilling over into the 3D world… re: that 6 yo. “idol” girl, loli dolls… Eugh.

    • While this logic is flawed in my opinion (as pointed out by Anon, Lafitte and smooches above), I still have to agree on the Moe-tan thing.

      Trying to watch it made me feel like it’s geared at commercially exploiting actual pedos instead of your average lolicon (as per the western interpretation of the word).

      I seriously couldn’t get myself to watch it, and that’s despite me being a huge Kodomo no Jikan fan. Sigh.

    • so you can judge what art is and what art isn’t? you should totally work for a museum or a gallery. it’s not everyday a person comes along and can judge an intangible thing that easily and also have the gall to tell others that they should or shouldn’t be allowed to look at it. for your 2nd part of your arguement about no proof of it spilling over, have you ever heard of the church of the pink invisible unicorn? they worship an invisible pink unicorn, it is a religion based in scientific fact and religious belief. they no for a fact the unicorn is invisible because they cant see it but they have faith that it is pink. sound ridiculous? yeah so does your argument

      • WondrousWizard says:

        I believe what he was trying to explain is more like a theory than absolute true. I do agree with him if loli-manga could make pedo focus on that instead of attacking real kids, I would be happy. For the moe-tan fact, I think moe-tan is really provocating about his content. I agreed, it’s not just a loli product, it goes further, but I do enjoy the funny stuff in this anime like when they are changing and the duck drool/cat nose-bleed. Loli product are not necessary bad things, it’s depend how you show and use them. Like Kodomo no Jikan, I believe this is something really well made (but sometimes, I do think they use lolicon service just for a laugh). All the psychology behind them. If you look at our school today, you will see that girls of this age start acting more and more like kokonoe. For a first fact, the way they are dressing themselves, like a %#$^&.

    • So there is no proof of a negative?
      what the shat is that kind of reasoning?
      I mean theres no proof that theres not a teacup orbiting mars at this time, but i think we can reasonably assume that there isn’t.

      • Anonymous says:

        And how can we reasonably assume that?
        1- We are the only known species to make and use teacups, and
        2- There are no manned crafts orbiting Mars.

        These two items constitute EVIDENCE that there are no teacups orbiting Mars (though a minuscule chance exist that there might be).
        Evidence currently suggests that an increase in consumption of pornography within a community significantly reduces the instance of sexual crime. ERGO, there is evidence that lolicon produces a positive effect.

  • You can have japan’s loli when you pry it from their cold dead hands. Also I wish these people would realize that that DRAWN IMAGES isn’t child abuse and hurts no one. Actually i’d be willing to bet it would stop more abuse than what it causes but thats another story. They should stick to helping kids who really need it, not imaginary ones.

    • Well in the us at least the feds make the argument that it will just make you wanna get some non anime cake. My friend saw a thing at school with one of the most inane arguments and it was.

      When your hungry looking at picture of strawberry sundaes only makes you hungrier it’s the same with porn.

      I’m sorry but what kinda bs is that give me mah loli and no cake will be had (not that i would anyway).

      • I want to one day know how many people, and especially lolicons, actually think of anime kids as representation of real kids. IMO, most anime kids (and most anime characters) are about as real as an anime succubus with functional wings and a tail, or furry anthro characters: impossible IRL. This is why I usually assume westerners who call themselves lolicons are more likely to be into a breed of petite, fairytale type 2D-midgets, than real children.

        • Well. That nails it down. CCS has been around for a long time. Tomoyo in the anime gives off subtle sexual undertones at times.

          As result, there’s tons and tons of naughty CSS doujin or whatever else around, and wether wantingly or not, many certainly stumbled across that, wether recently or ten years ago.

          I think that is why CCS gets pulled out for stuff like this that often.

        • well, card captor sakura was around a long time ago, perhaps he was still young enough to fantasise about it back then. though I agree with u if the guy s 40 or somethin SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMEEEEEEEE!!!11one!

        • Pretentious Magpie says:

          This is rather interesting, as those ratios act as a sort of innate biological “signal” for mating suitability. Card Captor Sakura’s long, widely-spaced legs are a perfect example of this.

          All subjects related to loli have to come back to Cardcaptor Sakura, don’t they!?

          Man, for someone to watch that anime, and then to fantasise about the 10 year old girls in that, shame on them! SHAME! SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMEEEEEE!!!!

        • Basically speaking, it’s simply the head vs. body length ratio that determines whether one looks “imouto” enough (cf. imouto/ane slider from 3dCustomGirl).

          That and the flat chests and absence of pubic hair. Can’t forget those two :3

        • I think you’re right. If you measure and analyze 2D lolicon images, the leg length and hip width ratios almost always fall within in the adult range. This is rather interesting, as those ratios act as a sort of innate biological “signal” for mating suitability. Card Captor Sakura’s long, widely-spaced legs are a perfect example of this.

      • Oh man, that’s retarded. The better metaphor would be that seeing images of meat dishes will turn a vegetarian into a non-vegetarian… or seeing pictures of bottles of milk will cure lactose intolerance.

        Of course those metaphors demonstrate the opposite, so it’s fairly unlikely they’ll be used.

        But I have to wonder: why persist with this sort of propaganda given that it’s so transparently bullshit? They get paid for it, obviously, but what’s the point? Power? If that’s the case then this stuff is some pretty sordid shit right thur.

      • ‘When your hungry looking at picture of strawberry sundaes only makes you hungrier it’s the same with porn.’

        well it may seem like it makes sense but its assuming ur hungry in the first place.. so if u put it into this context.. unless ur already into rl loli u wont be tempted wen u look at 2d loli.. i hope i’ve got taht the right way round

        • Even then it wouldn’t work, since a picture of food won’t fill you, whereas loli pictures can help you release.

          In that sense, I guess it’d be better to compare it to salad and steak, and the hungry people are either vegetarians or on diet.

          Ignore this last part if you can’t read Finnish. I’m way too tired to realize how silly it looks, or how to properly translate it..
          Hehe, jos ei pysy dieetissään saa “kakkua” 😀

        • This is the reasoning behind the legion of minor-related fetishes, after all. Schoolgirls, especially catholic, teacher-student fantasies, priests and nuns (80% of the time or so being far younger) and so forth.
          If this doesn’t exist, I dare you to explain the appeal of Britney Spears and the rest of the Mouseketeer crew to male fans. If you say music, I will laugh and say you are a damned filthy liar!

        • Minor: definition varies, typically anyone below 18-21. This covers a lot of ground which isn’t really paedophilia in any meaningful sense.

          Most men do in fact find pubescent (I don’t know about pre-pubescent) girls attractive, there have even been studies which demonstrated similar findings.

          They will respond the same basic way as long as the appropriate sexual characteristics are present – for most of history sexually active pubescent girls have been perfectly normal in most cultures.

        • While fdgfdgd’s comment is as ridicuolous as his name, Artefact’s reply sounds interesting.
          All healthy males like minors in sexual context? What exactly do you mean by that, that all males think of minors the same way they do of legal people? Or that they are turned on by watching a minor having sex?

          As far as I know, non-pedo people don’t usually find naked children arousing, or think too much of it.
          Do you have anything to support this claim, or is it just supposed to be a fitting answer to the comment above?

      • Sadly enough, that’s how it goes. 🙁

        I used to do the trick-or-treating drive for them too.

        They really should concentrate more on those children who need the help, rather than the illustrated ones in anime, who can pick themselves up and start over. The REAL children don’t necessarily get that chance.

    • Well, as a parent I can understand why the UNICEF doesn’t want the publication of sexual depictions of children.
      Encouraging perverse behaviors in predisposed people isn’t going to help our children being safe from sexual predators. The usual lolicon (lolita complex)and shotacon (shounen boy complex)diffused by the mangas tend to depict sexual intercourse with children, as normal and pleasurable with enlightened information and consent of both parties, which isn’t possible for the age category the children characters are assumed to belong to. In that case, UNICEF isn’t saying “don’t draw mangas” but “don’t draw naked or almost naked children in mangas”. What is so difficult to understand and accept.

      On a side note, protecting children against military use, malnutrition and work abuse goes with this fight also. None of them is less important than the others for the normal growth of a child.


    • @ S_K
      Solidarity bro. I find this antagonizing of Unicef over what is essentially an issue of moderate importance at best, to be both childish and self centered.

      I realize Unicef isn’t a perfect organization, and legitimate criticism can obviously be targeted towards them. But child pornography, even if it’s fictional, is not a clear cut issue.

      Freedom of speech defenders might argue that this is in distinct violation of their creed, but this is an argument that fails to convince me. True freedom of speech can exist in no political system save anarchy.

      Hell, in some countries such as Australia, freedom of speech isn’t even a legal right.

      Ultimately however, one might disagree with Unicef, but to demonize them over this issue is nothing short of idiocy.

      • Anonymous says:

        I won’t pretend your point is blatantly unreasonable, but to paraphrase a quote from Neil Gaiman, “The law is not a precision instrument. It is blunt like a club.” Trying to ban lolicon is like trying to preform surgery with a club – no matter how hard you try to focus on the “problem” area, you are going to damage other organs.

        Moreover, as you point out, there is no proof that lolicon is a problem at all. In fact, what evidence I have seen seems to indicate just the opposite.

      • Anonymous says:

        True, this is not a clear-cut issue, but surely there are more important issues to deal with? Especially given the relative rates of child abuse in, for example, Japan and the U.K. could actually argue for lighter restrictions, not a ban.

        Obviously these statistics are not perfect, and may be skewed by under-reporting and the like, but still.

        Given that as you say this really isn’t a clear-cut issue, it seems like there are much more obvious issues that could be dealt with–child soldiers, poverty reduction, and basic sanitation for example.