Feminist Group: “Japan Must Ban Adult Games”


A US-based international feminist “human rights” group, Equality Now, is demanding the Japanese government ban adult games (and manga and anime by extension) which “promote violence against women,” and violate the human rights of women.

They demand Japan institute a ban on material “promoting” rape and “Loli-Con” sex:

“Japanese companies are making massive profits from an industry based on violence towards women and girls, and ‘lolicon’ child pornography is becoming a huge market.

Why doesn’t the Japanese government step in to ban the distribution of products promoting rape?”

The group’s outrage stems from finding out about the recent Amazon Rapelay fiasco, where UK politicians and mass media with nothing better to do found out about the game being sold in the UK and US.

The game itself, a 3D chikan simulator released in 2006, features a fantasy scenario in which the player can sexually enslave a mother and her daughter, impregnating them and forcing them to have abortions if desired. A free demo is available here.

The game did not attract much attention in Japan, being fairly staid, but  several distributors exported the game (in its original Japanese domestic version), and it became available in such bastions of tolerance and liberty as the UK and USA.

Amazon quickly ceased distribution of the title in all its regional operations, including Japan. Amazon.co.jp continues to stock other “rape simulators.”

Not content with seeing the west rid of this insidious plague, the group now wishes to force its views on what should be publishable onto Japan.

The group cites the dubious “research” produced by Japan’s tellingly named “Anti Pornography and Prostitution Research Group” to support its slanderous claims that Japan is nation where women live in abject subjugation under the power of male perverts.

The group is attempting to mobilise its global membership of some 30,000 to pressure the Japanese government into introducing strict censorship, and in the process abrogate its constitutional guarantee of free speech.

Equality Now describes itself as a group which “works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure,” an indirect way of saying they have their members bombard public officials and private individuals with angry letters. It appears actually assisting such women directly is not something they care to involve themselves with.

It usually concerns itself with “discrimination against women”,  legalising abortion, reducing domestic violence and female genital mutilation; pressuring sovereign states into curbing freedom of expression appears to be a new sideline.

You can read their lengthy screed against the evils of Japanese pornography here. It starts with a breathless review of the perversions offered by the game, and then goes on to make a circuitous argument that Japan has an obligation to ban such material based on UN anti-discrimination conventions to which it is a party.

They go so far as to provide pre-written letters of objection (in English) with which to harass the game developers, distributors and Japanese politicians.

The publisher of Rapelay tells the interfering group to mind their own business in no uncertain terms: “This product is intended for domestic distribution and was approved by Japanese regulators. We won’t accept this sort of criticism from overseas groups.”

Via Yomiuri.

With violence towards women and girls far less common in Japan than in the USA or Europe, it would appear it is they who should be following the example of Japan…

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    Comment by Jesus Christ
    17:31 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I despise rape and loli in adult games but if these feminist fucks succeeds in this pro-shit action then other adult games will follow suit until we get to pure long skirted anime chicks.

    This is one of the shit I despise in the US. Sure the US is the greatest country on this fucking planet but it's feminist and other proactive groups that smears the country with crap.

    Also. I'm not sure if I, Jesus was the one who said it but Women belong to Men according to the Bible. God (My Father) and I, Jesus despises those who transgress His laws. So if these feminists are remotely Christian or Catholic or whatever Christian cult they may belong to then they should just shut the fuck up and suck my God-given cock.


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    Comment by KajunBowser
    17:35 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And the bi7c#y feminists withdraw.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:37 10/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's cool that you are trying to make a point. But you are using the Lord's name in vain...Do you think this is really necessary and appropriate?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:15 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    no wonder america has a higher rate of abuse towards women; let the angry, lonely women speak out and lead the women of your country to try and pick fights that aren't even there and you're bound to rape and beat the rest, who at least look like women.

    oh btw, usa stop prying your shit in where it doesn't belong. If you want to uphold women rights, go save N Korean or African women, they need the saving more than a lot of Japanese women.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    30,000 women constantly whining at you? Boy the government will fold faaaaaaaaast...

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    Comment by Miroku74
    19:39 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder what would happen if 30,000+ obasans were to tackle the job of driving this group of idiots into the sea? Would it improve the situation? Consider that many of the previous generations were raised from the cradle to the grave as living Yamato Nadeshikos.

    Comment by jesus
    17:22 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I despise rape and loli games but if this feminist group succeeds in this action, other adult games will follow suit.

    This is one of the things I hate about the pro-this and that groups of the USA.

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    Comment by Tyciol
    19:05 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, despise, really? I can understand it not being your cup of tea, but to hate so easily?

    Comment by imhgtsukishiro
    15:52 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're just a bunch of people who've failed at their sex lives - or maybe don't even have one at all. Heck they may not have yet experienced masturbation in their whole pathetic lives.

    This "equality" thing that we speak of: I believe it refers only to the fundamental equality. Equal access to resources, equal chances to opportunities, equal rights and privileges, etc. A woman can become president of the United States, should she apply for candidacy and win the election. But that doesn't necessarily mean that men have to start pissing sitting down, nor do women have to do it while standing up.

    I believe that everything has their own roles to play. These adult games exist to satisfy the desires of those who want it. In the same manner, men and women, though both equal, have their own roles to play. The current feminist movement exists to add more conflict to the world. And no matter what they say, men can never conceive a child (through natural means, of course)

    Comment by richard
    16:00 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    see what happens when you let women vote.

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    Comment by Tyciol
    16:11 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think the more legitimate feminist groups should get off their ass and protest moralfaggotry like this Equality Now group.

    Also, nobody abbreviate them as EN, since this belongs to Exploitation Now, a cool webcomic, who deserve it.

    Of course, we know they won't, because they're pussies.

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    Comment by LunarSD
    15:26 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rallies for banning fiction again huh? HA.

    Minds like these wont go away until they build the Orwellian kingdom they're ultimately after.

    As puerile as they are intellectually, their acts are frequently motivated by a desire to protect the ones they love.

    And as misplaced as it is, that motivation is practically unstoppable, and makes up the core of the most resilient type of fanatical mentality.


    This wacky femi-Nazi group (as opposed to real feminists, which obviously these loons are not), UNICEF, the creeping excessive power granted to the UN, the people behind these elements will continue gaining control and breeding faster than they know how to think.

    Such is human weakness towards irrational beliefs and actions.

    It's moments like these that I'm reminded of why the healthiest thing a person can do for intellectual progress is create artificial intelligences greater than their own limits.

    Make them. Make them incapable of the militaristic prejudiced tendencies depicted in news articles like these. Make them able to breed faster than any slow thinking politically motivated control-infatuated zealot could ever hope to contend with.

    It's unfortunate that there exists no other effective solution against human kind's inevitable desire to force their beliefs on their neighbors regardless of the costs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:58 22/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or just ignore them. Feminists aren't taken seriously anywhere but murrica.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:28 20/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're not even taken seriously here in the United States.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:51 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)





    SAUCE ON PIC?????

    Comment by Warp
    15:21 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am sure the next wave of such games would offer us a juicy raep of some feminist b..s.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:47 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why cant women accept porn?

    Because they refuses to accept the fact that they belong to us.

    After all~

    Genesis : God causes the man to sleep, and makes a woman from one of his ribs, and the man awakes and names his companion Woman, "because she was taken out of Man."

    Well, they do belong to us...

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    Comment by Atma
    16:57 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except we're not all Christians, making us exempt from this~

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    Comment by Tyciol
    19:04 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hell, I'm an atheist christian, so I don't follow stuff in the bible like 'god said' BS.

    Comment by BuggyBY
    19:16 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    An atheist christian? So you follow Jesus's teachings while asserting that there is no such thing as the divine? How do you reconcile the many contradictions there?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:10 23/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would assume that they follow the teachings and wisdom of Christ, yet do not accept him as god. Just a great philosopher.

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    Comment by Miroku74
    23:55 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was raised Catholic, but I follow my own moral pole star now.

    There's nothing wrong with God.... it's the rest of His/Her 'Good Children' who give me a fucking migraine when they pull shit like this. ><

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    Comment by Miroku74
    16:08 10/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds like a nice mixed drink right thar. :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:12 10/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't label myself anything, other than anonymous, as it lets me have a lot more freedom than subscribe to one that has a set list of rules and regulations.

    Or you could say I'm 1 part budhist, 1 part athiest, 1 part humanist, 1 part confucist, 1 part tarmic, 1 part ...ah, you get the point. Just call me anon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:54 26/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well then they DO belong to us, and if dangerous to Man as a cancer, can be cut off and removed as a part of him.

    In like manner 2D Hentai/Loli belong to Man as being a product of a man's mind & hand... and no woman has a right to interfere with something that exudes from man & is a product of his thoughts.

    Let them instead just occupy themselves with something that may belong to them, such as a pet.. Alsatian, Great Dane, tomcat or whatever.

    Comment by Jakket
    19:16 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sometimes these activist groups just go too damn far. Seriously people, this is a fantasy medium. A place for people to explore their fantasies without having to actually act upon them. And on top of that, if you don't like what's being portrayed in the product, don't endorse it or give it any media coverage. The biggest killer to any medium is a lack of exposure and demand.

    The Equality Now idiots have effectively made the medium that much more popular by rallying against it. Too bad they just don't get the law of 'Against the Grain.'

    People will always want to do something considered taboo. Let them do it in a virtual world where there are no repercussions besides less of a social life for the person partaking of the product.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 22/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're fucking stupid. All they want is control, not equality. They're a bunch of shit headed dykes that are mad that men are fapping to pictures of anime girls whom are infintely more attractive than they are. And they're jealous of that. That's all it is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:22 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Feminism -The radical notion that women are people too."
    I've always agreed with that sentiment and would call myself one as long as the definition stayed within those terms. I cannot abide by this radical crusade to ban a whole category of video games just because a few involve sex crimes. You're no better than douches like the Taliban who should be the real targets of feminist rage. Those so-called pious assholes are commiting real rapes I'm sure.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:32 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's just plain dumb. Really. If they can stop at least ONE Japanese company from publishing their games then they have my vote. Or maybe not. Coz it's just plain freakin' impossible, idiots!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:06 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate the world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:31 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This proposed ban could hit the yaoi games as well. That'd make a lot of female yaoi raep fans mad. (Those fangirls scare me, but I support their right to to that stuff.)

    Comment by Fonzer
    09:11 10/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh shit and i fucking know some yaoi hardcore fangirls.
    The horror i can think of.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:38 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Every day, cars manufactured in the United States killed hundreds of people around the world. American cars should be prohibited.
    Also, it is necessary to ban McDonald's for their crappy food.

    Comment by Abs
    18:37 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's so stupid, Women have their own unique place in the world, so do men, it's just how we were made for >.>

    Comment by BuggyBY
    19:02 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Next up on Sankaku Complex: 'Adult Software Producers Association: "US Must Ban Feminist Groups"'
    Now that I could get behind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are just saying ban the violent-sex ones. I don't really care about those that much.

    There is a study that when shown violent sex guys will be more aggressive or something. However, nice-sex erotica (Probably Da Capo, Air, To Heart 2) would make guys more sensitive and caring.

    If they cross the line, there will be much rage.

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    Comment by Tyciol
    19:07 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You simply don't see the big picture here.

    This is like if they were to ban rap music. "Oh, well I don't really care much about rap music." That's not the fucking point. The point is that it sets a precident, it's a slippery slope.

    All they need to do is say Megadeth is rap, and suddenly metal is banned.

    You all think this is starting with hentai, but it's not. I actually started with banning CP, and the slip is that now they're calling fictional hentai and stuff that, and they're also calling written works that as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:18 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unless they got some other study to reference, they can only use the study stated with all it's flaws.

    If they were to try to ban ALL hentai games then another feminist group will start to fight them for being ignorant. Probably the 3rd wave feminists.

    Feminist groups disagree and sometimes fight with each other a lot and have several different factions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:30 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Changed my mind. If you tried to hide then it becomes that more desirable. That's what pornography really is.

    This feminist action is counterproductive even if I don't care about about those kinds of games.

    Yo feminists! I know you do a lot of good things but this with backfire no matter how you look at it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:07 10/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, lets have rapits raping real, 3D lolis outside in daylight rather than keeping them in their dens all day fapping as they virtually rape fake lolis. very smart.

    I don't like violent, raep mangas and stuff, but taking those away is not only counterproductive but a first step towards taking away something you DO like.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 22/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Slippery slope fallacy.

    Comment by BuggyBY
    19:13 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd very much doubt they'd stop at the violent ones only. After all, around 80% (my guesstimate) of the more "vanilla" games out there include e.g. a harem ending - something sure to annoy any rabid feminist. Those would be the next to go if they got their way (which, mind you, is about as likely as PETA convincing all of Japan to go vegan).
    A quote from Neil Gaiman's blog [http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2008/12/why-defend-freedom-of-icky-speech.html], where he wrote about defending the freedom of a kind of speech you don't even personally like (he was specifically talking about lolicon manga), seems very relevant here:
    "The Law is a blunt instrument. It's not a scalpel. It's a club. If there is something you consider indefensible, and there is something you consider defensible, and the same laws can take them both out, you are going to find yourself defending the indefensible."

    Comment by AnynomousOver9000
    09:22 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    SCREW THIS! Just because there's "violence" in sex doesn't mean people have to emulate them! Also, there's a LOT of women out there with a masochist fetish! Finally, WHAT THE HELL AM I GONNA FAP TO NOW HUH?!?!?

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    Comment by Mimi
    09:54 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol I ranted about this same topic a while ago... sigh, men just don't understand.

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    Comment by asianprostitute1500
    10:23 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This reminds me of that song, "Women are only good for three things cooking, cleaning.........and vagina".

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:53 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    I am afraid there is a tsunami in the horizon. Those extremist whales are gonna present their case to some dumb senator who feeds on taxpayers' money. Then the "lawmakers" are gonna pass some stupid bill to ban eroge on US soil, just like what they did to booze in Prohibition Era. This might be a good time to stock up on eroges.

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    Comment by KajunBowser
    17:30 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll be damned if that happens. Quick, we must get all dumb congressmen out NAO! Oh wait, then we wouldn't have a Congress (lol). An even better reason to get rid of them. We get to keep out eroge and get a smarter circuit of Congress.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:52 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the first mistake the US made was letting women vote, it was all down hill from there

    Comment by tenbatsu
    09:49 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    doesn't it feel weird? they want to ban "hentai" and "lolicon" but lets shotacon roam free? damn feminists.

    Comment by The Deadman
    13:58 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, you got a good point there :)

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    14:07 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see no implication that Shotacon will roam free.

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    Comment by Tyciol
    19:00 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Basically there's no implication that it won't, they ignore it, because they don't give a shit about males.

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