LDP: “Ban Eroge to Protect the Rights of Women & Children”


A prominent female politician has petitioned the Diet, demanding a ban on “harmful sites” and “games with depictions of sexual violence”, both justified by her demand that “the human rights of women and children must be protected.”


The politician making the petition, Eriko Yamatani, a 58-year-old journalist turned LDP politician and now in charge of women’s affairs, demanded that those making or distributing “games depicting sexual violence” be subjected to criminal prosecution.

In its broad interpretation this might encompass every adult game where a woman expresses clichéd recalcitrance during sex by squealing “iya!” or “dame!”, practically all such games and most Japanese erotica in fact.

Even more broadly, she called for “harmful sites” on the Internet to be banned as well. Just what is considered harmful is presumably something she thinks best left to her discretion, as she gives no hint as to what she wishes to ban.

Her reasoning is apparently that fictional depictions of sexual violence in games harm the “human rights” of women and children, perhaps by their mere existence, and that such considerations obviously trump any concerns about freedom of expression.

Notably this time the excuse that “international opinion is against us” is not even mentioned.

Once again, no evidence in support of a link between crime and real, let alone fictional, depictions of violence, perversion or otherwise has even been mentioned.

Via Nikkan.

It would appear once again that the weakness shown by the industry has only emboldened its opponents, and that the old adage “give them an inch and they’ll take a mile” holds quite true when confronted with politicians desperate to obfuscate their chronic policy failures by playing at moral demagoguery.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:59 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What about femdom eroge?

    Comment by Anony
    06:34 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think they understand what human rights are...

    How is someone hurting human rights by looking, seeing, listening, thinking about fantasy, ficition imagination, creaive arts?!?!

    What with these old prunes might as well let dinosaurs fossils rule and make law governing the living..

    Comment by Anony
    07:34 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    2D-sapiens rights (uncountable)

    1. The basic rights and freedoms that all 2D-sapiens should be guaranteed, such as the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law.
    2. Plural form of human right.

    I think they ignored freedom of thought and expression. Also the forgot equality before the law part too where woman get slap on the wrist.

    Comment by thegirlguywhosaysheisagirl
    09:26 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I say they should begin to say that dildos are harmful towards men since they prevent real men from having sex. Ban yaoi and shotacon because it is harmful material towards men. Then let's see how many people support this act...take away all forms of sex except regular missionary and one or two others, make masturbation for either gender illegal with 10-20 years being the minimum for masturbation. Get rid of all forms of male/female pornography, bathing suits, swimsuits, revealing clothing, and make it so that the only thing everything is allowed to wear is a suit and dress constantly for the rest of our lives. Get rid of our individuality because it is harmful. Get rid of anything and everything that attracts a man to a woman. Once that is done we wait and see how long it takes before the human race collapses, how long it takes for people to rise up and fight back. Hell in the end this might be the end result of which finally gives back freedom of expression, speech, and equality towards all men and women.

    Hail Hentai

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel sorry about the fact that my porn collection violates the human rights of women and children.

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    Comment by Riful
    04:55 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet this old bag sits in the left lane and goes 35 with her blinker on so you can't even pass her. I hope somebody strangles her with her old lady breasts.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    04:42 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm surprised she didn't say to protect the rights of

    full-grown men getting killed by lolis and yandere


    I guess a mutilated and severed penis is nothing

    compared to a girl getting punched in the baby maker...

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    Comment by Cerenado
    05:37 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Enough with the onslaught of political radicals!!
    No one gives a shit, since companies will just lobby this shit around.
    Good thing there's always corruption in the system...

    Politicians aside, I still can't understand why people mind of what rights 2d characters have. It's a waste of everybody's time.

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    Comment by WiseRooster
    05:39 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And Brain Power don't forget Brain Power.

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    Comment by GHS
    05:47 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know, I think most companies right now are still keeping their head down before they try to lobby anything in this storm of paper-mache morals.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:39 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope she dies a horrible and painful death, in the next 24 hours.

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    Comment by Atma
    08:28 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can protect myself just fine, ma'am.

    Comment by thefrencharmyx2
    09:14 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where to begin this time? The ignorance and arrogance of these OLD women is astounding. The fact they can even manage to survive one day continues to surprise me. It is reasons like this that some people despise senior citizens.

    One has to take a number of things in account with this new article. Here they are:

    Age: I've been noticing a trend that the only women who actually give a rats ass are those who lived during the woman's rights movement. I say it is time for the old to hand over the reigns to the new. This is merely a grab for power by an aging woman. I will constantly say that censorship is bad and what this person is proposing is possibly worse than any of the others. I will go into detail of her proposal in a moment.

    Harm against Woman (The Lie from a different prospective): What is funny is the fact this bitch is trying to cause women to lose their jobs. A lot of women work on eroge through voices and as far as harming them goes...do you really think all of these girls would offer to do voices for a game that was "hurting" their rights? That was wrong? Protect the rights of women and children my ass. It should be enforce the morals of us onto everyone, and protect the rights of bitches and young girls. I fucking hate feminists because all they care about is their god damn fucking morals and only their own fucking gender. I would be slightly less annoyed with them if they actually were concerned about a man's rights and of male children (who tend to be victimized even more than female children). This is taking away jobs which people desperately need in these hard times throughout the world. She is merely trying to ruin Japan faster and should be dealt swiftly and without sound.

    Harmful materials: This is by far one of the most dangerous possibilities any feminist bitch has ever tried to do. Ban harmful materials to protect the rights of women and children (protect what god damn rights? How does this hurt them you fucker). The possible outcome of this is staggering. It would be possible to begin banning all sorts of sites and not just hentai/eroge or real pornography but would open up the entire internet to the whims of this bitch. Soon sites of science will be banned because it is deemed harmful (harmful to their religion and effectively the very souls of those who watch it). The possibilities are endless as anything and everything could be labeled harmful. This person even before Agnes Ban should be swiftly terminated.

    Comment by M
    08:17 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    .......Whatever. I'm starting to not give a rat's ass what these women say anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:37 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ban LDP to protect the rights of men

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    Comment by RiderFan
    08:06 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let's mock her by photoshopping her in all manner of ways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:08 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So... how long until 2ch gets itself shutdown as a harmful site? Oh, the fanboys will be wailing about that one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why does that man demand a ban?

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    Comment by Ray
    02:56 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is the stupid bitch really thinking she'll ban the INTERNET? Must be smoking some powerful weed down there.

    "Human rights"...for what? Animation? Drawings? Are you bloody kidding me?

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    Comment by RiderFan
    03:10 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've said this once and I will say it again: Where are the Yakuza when you need them?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:38 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wut? Yakuza exit only to sold your Otaku's problem ? Beside most of they income is from illegal stuff so they may make good money in case everything is banned, something like this: "the law won't support it + people need it = cheap products with high price on the black market". If I'm of the Yakuza I would gladly support the ban.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:16 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Make every home a prison. Human rights and free thought are for fags anyway.

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    Comment by maga
    02:34 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She looks like man.

    Comment by Onizuki
    02:39 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The reason why moralists the world over are banning eroge, loli, porn, etc. is because the argument was made that indulging in stuff like this objectifies sections of population, like loliporn objectifies and sexualizes children, normal porn objectifies and sexualizes women in general, etc., and in fact the moralists require that women and lolis be treated with respect and in many cases more respect than for mens, not as fresh meat ready for consumption. That's how I think they think....

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:48 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yesssssssss, way to go granny, let's ban all those sick and dirty stuff, let's your next generation be unaware of their nature, let's the boy thing he sick when he get a hard on, let's the girl thing she will get pregnant because a kiss, let's kids thing that babies be given by birds, let's make a world of ignorant,let's hypocrite triumph, I love you the source of all evil, behold, the dark ages has just begun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When did Hilary turn Japanese?

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    03:27 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "In its broad interpretation this might encompass every adult game where a woman expresses clichéd recalcitrance during sex by squealing “iya!” or “dame!”, practically all such games and most Japanese erotica in fact."

    That "iya" and "dame" is really annoying and disturbing. And Japanese erotica needs to just stop so much with the rape fantasy, seriously. It's WAY too common.

    I'm not for banning of anything I'm completely anti-censorship. But I do wish something would shake them up enough to make some more decent porn. Obviously, this isn't the method, though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go watch your fucking American bitches with there silicon balloon boobs. At least in eroge the girls give the impression they feel something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's just a stereotype, not all women have silicon implants....I think. Ye gods I have to get out more.

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    Comment by Forlourned
    03:31 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jealousy is a nasty thing and can age anyone who dwells upon it.. too damn late for her it seems!

    Bet she didn't like how that other whore was getting too much time in the limelight and has now decided to put her own douche stick into the fray.

    Comment by Kris
    04:06 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not fond of porn or anything like that myself, but freedom is freedom, you can't ban someone from enjoying perverse stuff if they want to - unless it's on your site or something.

    Blegh, when Feminazis aren't busy attacking and insulting men for having the "nerve" to exist, they're busy going overboard on censorship. :p

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    Comment by WiseRooster
    04:07 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What an amazing world we live in no?

    Comment by izo84
    04:21 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah...a very nice world we live in. In japan the politicans they want to ban erotic games and other content. And in germany they want to ban all games, in which you have to kill your enemies........that is mainly the action genre.

    What comes next? A global ruling organisation like *Friend* in "20th Century Boys"??

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    Comment by WiseRooster
    04:27 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Izo If you did see it i was being sarcastic
    I just hate this idea of the ban just as much as anyone else does

    Hell this forcing a ban on eroge is making me have a dislike of politicians in general anyway.

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    Comment by Ickyarkman
    04:06 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    holy crap its asian Hillary Clinton!

    Comment by project_arms
    04:03 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i knew she must be have somethjing wrong in her her head. OBVIOUSLY look on HER STUPID SMILING FACE

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:29 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder, have any of these people ever been to places like Akiba? Would give them a clue that they are banning a wide spectrum of things that produce good income.

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    Comment by WiseRooster
    04:36 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I highely doubt because they're hellbent on some flawed moral crusade to protect fictional women and children.

    mean come look the Japanese Hilary Clinton here(no joke she's practically a lookalike) and Agnes chan they're smokin something mighty strong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:41 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... Seriously? Anime has no feelings. It is just a picture of what somebody drew. Banning it is just stupid because paper people have no feelings.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:18 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ban Eroge to protect the rights of Women and Children? AHAHAHAHA OH WOW.
    I wonder if they'll ban sex after this one LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:34 17/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course! It makes perfect sense! Without sex, there will be no more children to violate!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 16/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the fun part is that this probably won't pass. Didn't the LDP LOSE in the Tokyo election? There should be a general election in August, which we should see a shift to the other party, hopefully negating this whole issue.

    Comment by RoxasThe14th
    12:17 16/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right. I left for 3 days and a new whore came to the public

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:54 16/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She look like japanese Hillary Clinton

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bad mental image.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:32 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ah ah ah... too sad r too ugly to convince them that eroge is bad... go do a plastic surgery old hag!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:15 17/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    1 - "In its broad interpretation this might encompass every adult game where a woman expresses clichéd recalcitrance during sex by squealing “iya!” or “dame!”, practically all such games and most Japanese erotica in fact."
    This happens during willing sex, too.

    2 - Asa woman, I feel that my 'human rights' are being violated by being told that I can have good porn of my own age/gender any more. Also, as a masochist, I feel very insulted.
    Besides, some women (Like me) like Rape-play...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:20 23/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    kill all honhkongese.
    hongkongese are whores.
    kill all chinese.

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    Comment by EleutheroZeroONE
    04:36 23/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No wonder the LDP lost last August!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:02 22/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go back home, Old Hag!

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