Equality Now Demands UN Hentai Ban

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Feminist crusader group Equality Now’s latest moralist histrionics take the form of a strongly worded letter to the UN accusing Japan of being rape heaven, and demanding a ban on hentai and other forms of pornography “harmful to women.”

The letter tells the UN’s feminist arm CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, to tell Japan in no uncertain terms that it is a bad country which is oppressing women, and there are a number of laws it must enact in order to appease American feminists.

Here is the summary of their rather lengthy screed, which can be read in full here (PDF version):

Japan is a nation which accepts hentai. This encourages rape so hentai must be banned.

Japan is nation where courts let rapists go free with a slap on the wrist. Sentences must be increased.

Japanese judges violate the rights of women by taking into account whether they resisted their “rape.” Women should not have to resist sex to be able to call it rape.

Evil misogynists have waged a “hate mail” campaign against us. We were sent some AV which we thought was child porn involving “girl-children”, but Japanese police experts on pubic hair told us it wasn’t, so they must all be misogynists.

Rapelay was withdrawn from sale, the EOCS banned all fetishes, and some companies have banned foreigners from their websites. This is not enough. The Japanese government must ban everything we object to and make it all illegal.

The UN must tell the Japanese to do as we direct.

It is no wonder this group has attracted “unprecedented” criticism for its unremitting attacks on freedom of speech.

You can convey your thoughts on their wanton attacks on visual culture on their website.

Perhaps being bombarded with criticism in the same way they bombard politicians in other countries with unsolicited mail is a new experience for them, hence their displeasure.

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  • Quote: “Women should not have to resist sex to be able to call it rape.”

    Yeah… I was a bit confused on what they’d try now and I actually took it a bit for a serious attempt at first. But his? This is some new generation bullshit. It’s basically the same as your girlfriend saying “Let’s do it!” and after that she would be allowed to sue you for raping her.
    Reading something like this makes me rage so hard…
    If you give your consent to it, IT’S NOT RAPE!
    I think the real problem is that these people think they are actually intelligent and doing justice…
    It’s funny how everything that is different from “our” culture has to be banned because it’s potentially dangerous. I just want to point out that Japan has one of the lowest crime rates in the entire world, but apparently they do a lot wrong according to this. Weird, ey? Do they really think that banning whatever they don’t like (e.g. certain fetish porn (exepct child porn ofc), lolicon, etc.) is only taking away a possibility to actually keep a lower crime rate in those areas? I mean if people randomly find one of “those materials” online while searching for something they’re actually into, doesn’t make them go “wow, now I want to rape my neighbours daughter!” or some shit. Mostly they’ll ignore it. And even if they’d fap to it, it doesn’t mean they will cope fiction to real life. It really reminds me of the “killer games” debate…

    Okay, I really should stop… I just hope the UN keeps their brains where they are needed and that they don’t listen to bullshit like this…

    – Sorry for the “shitpost”, feel free to correct me xD –

  • Anonymous says:

    Slaps on the wrist? They want increased punishments for these felonies? So what, are they pushing for the death penalty like in so many other places? As it is, men aren’t getting “slaps on the wrist”, but rather having their livelihoods destroyed. Not only that, half the men convicted these days are done-so wrongfully, what with all the false-accusations going on now’a’days. So, after all this, they wish to destroy innocent men’s lives further with increased sentences?

    This isn’t feminism. This is fascism!

  • Sure Rapelay was disturbing 😉

    But Rape is not a more terribe crime as murder is, and our games are filled with murders. Sometimes I believe feminist don’t care when the victim is a man.

    Those who realy believe that fictions about our darkest fantasm lead us to commit crimes: they should ban a huge part of the Russian, French and English literature witch is largely about adultery, murders. Romeo and Juliet is also underage (they are suposed to be 14).

  • Lol, trying to ban hentai? Are you kidding me? These days, hentai isn’t even limited to Japan anymore. Developers in other countries have taken up the torch and are producing their own eroges. Good luck with that.

    This whole thing stinks of Prohibition-style utter stupidity. Even if they manage to shut down the big producers, Illusion, Key, Ailsoft, etc., all that will happen is a huge boom in independent groups and doujinsofts. I doubt they have the resources (nobody does for that matter) to patrol the whole of the internets and keep an eye out for every single hentai site. I can think of over a hundred off the top of my head, and that doesn’t even include artists on Pixiv and Mixi.

    In short, trying to ban hentai is like trying to stop the weeds on your lawn from popping up all the time. You can weed them and spray chemicals all you want, but short of paving over the whole damn thing with concrete, they’re still gonna keep appearing. Same with hentai, or any other form of free speech, for that matter. Short of an absolutely iron-fisted kill-all-who-oppose-us approach, they can never completely get rid of the industry, and shouldn’t even really try. Focus their efforts on something more worthwhile, like raising support for third-world countries or helping homeless kids or some shit.

    Leave our boobies alone, dammit!

  • For an American “English” speaking group to not even be able to use grammatically correct english as in feMALE children rather than their made up “girl-children”..

    But I would expect no less from a male hating lickety split Womyns Group.

  • This… is just retarded.

    Think about the alcohol proliferation, while that was in effect violence rates SKYROCKETED. The same thing with Drugs. The more we crack down on weed the more extreme organized crime becomes.

    What do you think would happen if you stopped hentai? You think people would just stop thinking about it? It’s more likely that rape, sex crimes and domestic abuse would skyrocket, just like organized crime did.

  • Never gonna happen, too many people on different countries making money off it, plus there’s enough evidence to support that the effect they claim hentai has on the population is actually the opposite [less sex crimes in Japan now than 30 years ago].

  • reporter asking a lad in town about the ban on hentai – “So what is your take on Equality’s crusade agaist hentai the reporter asks – **not far behind where the report is a girl being attacked – the girl screams and screams for help! while there is a little boy minding his own business walkin down the street looking at afew hentai pictures in his album** the lad turns to help the girl but suddenly realizes, The young boy holding a hentai picture album. the lad turns again! and shouts at the little fella’ BURN THAT ALBUM NOW ! or you will feel the wrath of Equality!. and also i’ll phone the police! *the little boy crys and runs* the lad turns to the reporter and replys, WELL i dont really know but im sure im forgetting something, but alwell i got the important thing out the way saved the little kid from being a psycho! that i did.

  • “Equality now”? My ass. I really doubt this ban will actually work, and even if it does work, it will only make things worse. Women have as many rights as men do. In fact, women also consume, publish, purchase, or even draw “Deviant” art. These feminists really don’t know what they are getting into. Not only will billions of yen be spilled, but both genders will lose more rights. Fighting for equal rights? How ironic. The only thing you are doing is restricting more rights and making unnecessary enemies. I really fail to understand this “Equality” group at all.

  • I sent them this. Hope it helps.

    Dear sir,

    If you really wanted to end discrimination and abuse towards women then you should target more serious issues and solve the problems in your own country first, not a drawing. From the very beginning, the feminists goal was to fight for equal rights for women and provide a more happier life for women. Which has already happened. Women can do anything men can do. In the eighties, feminists have won, and women can now vote. Those were true feminists. Feminists like yourself are not true feminists because you are trying to destroy the rights of others. How ironic. A true feminist would fight for equal rights and equal rights only. You cannot call yourself “equality now” because you fight only for women and want to restrict the rights and freedom of others as well. You should be called “female supremacy now” since your actions have shown that you are not true feminists.
    What good will it do to ban pornography? It will only make YOU happy right? Don’t you think you are being Egotistical? Your actions will not benefit the world. If you claim that banning hentai will reduce the sex crimes rate, then that is an act of folly. Your intentions may be good, but your actions simply prove you are no better than George W. Bush.
    Nobody can tell what is right or wrong. You are no hero, and I feel that that the whole idea of you setting the path for women and men is neither righteous nor peaceful. And anybody who claims to be some kind of hero, but arrests someone for harmless pornography and destroys someones culture and freedom is definitely evil by my standards. Look around you, there are plenty of people who enjoy the material but are not criminals, just normal people with their own daily lives.
    Is banning hentai really the right thing to do? This is only for your own satisfaction. No? To accuse Japan with no evidence and demand a ban with fictional characters is completely ridiculous. Are you trying to start a war? First of all, who are you to tell Japan to obey you? Are you Barack Obama? No, you are not. Second, without any evidence and to ban hentai completely without any thought is just retarded. If you cannot prove it to the world that hentai is linked to the sex crimes rate, I doubt hentai will be banned. Third, The UN is already dealing with plenty of more serious issues like the economy crisis or North Korea. Yet you believe that a bunch of cartoon characters having sexual intercourse is more important. Ridiculous. Please rethink your actions, because more censorship will not make the world a better place.

    Sincerely,
    Jack Russel

  • TheHammerOfSatan says:

    This is one of the reasons why our world is a big shithole.People care too much for such trivial matters, and they forget to fix the real problems.Fuck these false morals, religion, government, censorship, this bullshit that they call “human rights”(you’ve got to be fucking kidding me) etc, they all exist only to annoy and slave us.Man this kind of thing piss me off.Be it hentai or whatever, censorship almost eventually always bad.Banning won’t resolve nothing, and when they are wasting they time protecting fictional characters from fictional sexual abuse they could protect real people from real abuses.

    Sorry for being a bitter, angry asshole and for the overuse of “fucks” and “shits”, but as I said, this really piss me off.

  • I Stand in Defiance says:

    Hello ladies and gentlemen,

    It is time for both genders of our species to defend ourselves against the adulterated thinking of “Equality Now”. I have been reading everything all of you have said. I have read ENs letter to the United Nations and Sankaku did exaggerate of a couple of thing but for the most part Sankaku is right. I have researched what started this fiasco in the first place, the adult game “Rapelay”. According to the reviews I read, all were appalled at the concept of the game. A few actually spoke honestly though. They stated that in the course of the game, there was no actual violence performed against the female characters of the game. It was also stated that due to the fact that in Japan it is against the law to show sexual acts performed, all sexual content was pixilated in the Japanese version. It was in the English Fan-translated version that violence was shown. Of course that would throw up a stink. I for one do not agree with anyone being raped whether man or woman and by either men or women. At the same time, this is only a video game. I love playing Call of Duty 4 especially using the sniper rifle to pick people off. At the same time, I’m not going to do it in real life. My friend loves Grand Theft Auto but I’m pretty sure he hasn’t gone out and beaten as many prostitutes as possible to death with a board with a rusty nail in it. I know a woman that is totally awesome at Gears of Wars. She is extremely brutal. That doesn’t mean she is going to go out and hack people with a chainsaw. What I am saying is that both men and women play games and watch movies that in real life they wouldn’t do what is portrayed. I read that there were many women that wanted to play “Rapelay”. All EN has done is restrict everyone’s freedom of choice.

    They are trying to do it again. I am a huge fan of Hentai. There are hentai I don’t agree with but I have the right to chose whether or not I’ll watch those hentai. As much as EN wants to complain about how hentai is degrading to women there are many hentai that have women in control. Bible Black, Discipline, Foxy Nudes, Mother Knows Breast, Milf Mansion, Sleazy Family, Wife Eater, Women at Work and the list goes on. There are countless numbers of hentai that have women in control. These women that just sit around a board room table and decide how they can control people are a menace to millions of people worldwide both men and women.

    Personally I do see the merit of some of you calling them racist. I have seen horrible things on the internet that merit their attention from quite a few countries and yet they focus solely on Japan and ignore worse situations.

    I want to call a call to arms. We, both men and women must fight back before we lose everything. First they’ll ban hentai, then video games, then movies and the list WILL continue. We are not going to flood Equality Now with letters. They are head strong and will not listen to facts over their fiction. We will not attack their sponsors. All their sponsors care about is that they’re getting a tax deduction on their donations. We must use ENs weapons against them. Flood the CEDAW of the United Nations with letters. EN doesn’t care that these people have work to do, so why should we. Flood Prime Minister Taro Aso’s office with letters convincing him to reverse his decision on his ban. Flood Illusion Software with letters stating that we want to see their games (Rapelay) still being produced and that they need to find a company that will translate their games into English and remove the censors without adding any needless, repugnant additions.

    Finally, for all of you out there that wish to join together and fight back, one strict rule for your letters; no cussing. I know most of you want to and so do I but we need allies not enemies. Be respectful. No death, bomb, fire bomb, or any kind of threat. I read that many of you wanted to make those threats. Don’t all that will do is hurt us. If you don’t think you write very well, find a friend that will help you. If you can’t find a friend, just write what you can. In you’re not good at writing in English or Japanese, just write in your own language. These people have translators. If you have friends that are into hentai or anything else that is being attacked, have them write letters too. For the women out there that wrote so eloquently like Atma, write please. We can win if we all do our part both men and especially women. I hope many of you will join me. Below I am putting the address to mail your letters to CEDAW of the United Nations. If someone can provide the mailing address for Prime Minister Taro Aso and the mailing address for Illusion Software, we can get this revolution against the oppression by Equality Now underway. I thank you all.

    Sincerely,
    I Stand in Defiance

    Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – New York Office
    Secretariat of CEDAW
    United Nations Secretariat, room S-2914-G
    First Avenue at 42nd Street
    New York, NY 10017
    USA

  • Increased sentences…Honestly, if they did any real research they would find that increased sentences don’t reduce crime. It’s been proven by decades of increasing sentences with no significant reduction in criminal deviancy. Shows how much research they’re actually doing instead of merely making assumptions.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hush man, haven’t you heard of self gratification? Nobody ever said the prison system was supposed to help prisoners return to normal society… oh wait they actually did.

      Anyway, the point of the feminazi argument is to make these paladin wanabes feel good about themselves by punishing the men they hate so much and not to make the world safer or better place. These are the same feminazi who tend to bark supremacist bullshit and would very much like to eliminate 90% of all male population in their own twisted little heads.

      Don’t give too much credit to crazy people, less we risk giving rise to another self righteous asshole of a dictator like Hitler.

  • Anonymous says:

    “Japanese government must ban everything we object to and make it all illegal.”

    “The UN must tell the Japanese to do as we direct.”

    What a load of crap, they pretty much sound like a damn terrorist group demanding that governments do as they say.

    Japan should just launch a wave of the kinkiest eroge ever to be released and tell them to scram.

    EN should stick to fighting for real women not some damn 2D and 3D ones.

    “Japan is a nation which accepts hentai. This encourages rape so hentai must be banned.”

    Show me proof of that!

  • Anonymous says:

    “Japan is nation where courts let rapists go free with a slap on the wrist. Sentences must be increased.

    Japanese judges violate the rights of women by taking into account whether they resisted their “rape.” Women should not have to resist sex to be able to call it rape.”

    I’m inclined to believe this part of their statement; simply because I’m pretty feminist despite me being a man AND liking Hentai.

    Their demonization of Hentai on the other hand, is just plain overkill and should just be ignored.

    • Anonymous says:

      Extracted from original letter :

      During the Committee’s last review of Japan’s compliance with its obligations under CEDAW, it was noted that in prosecuting the crime of rape, judges in Japan required victims to give proof that they had fiercely resisted and had been severely intimidated, and also that judges evaluated the victim’s “virtue”. The Committee also expressed concern that the penalty for rape was relatively lenient in Japan.

  • Women should not have to resist sex for it to be called rape. In fact, all sex with women should be considered rape, and mens dicks severed. All mens dicks should be severed.

    Thinking about sex with women will get your dick severed.

  • Women should not have to resist sex to be able to call it rape.

    THEN WHAT’S THE FUCKING POINT? It’s pretty obvious thats it’s not a rape if she doesn’t resist? I think every country should follow Japans example of judgement system about rapes. It’s a fact that women are fucking sluts, and that’s why they don’t resist. They know that in the end, it’s very easy for them to put a accusation of rape and come away with a succesful prosecution. It’s really just a game to earn money for them.

    I hate 3D.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow… “I hate 3D” just simply negates your statement of “It’s a fact women are fucking sluts, and that’s why they don’t resist.” Enjoy fucking your hand. lol

      I’ll admit, there are women that exploit the system but between men and women, men are more of sluts (or I guess they prefer the term, sexually active).

      Also on topic, I think this is completely ridiculous. Stop going after the porn industry and start going after the REAL people marketing/hurting REAL children/women. Whatever keeps the freaks in fapping rather than out hunting makes me happy.

  • NotAnonymous says:

    Anyone that sends them hate mail are idiots. All that’s going to do is make them hate hentai more and want to censor it. You would actually be helping if you don’t send stupid emails to EN. If you really want to help, send letters that you are against censorship to your local newspapers and politicians. (but telling this idiot community to write mature letters to powerful people IS asking a little much…)

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you honestly think that what you propose would be more effective than a simple moral harming hate mail campaign. Do you honestly feel that any “local newspaper” would support our cause and go against the feminist. Are you under the impression that US people care about what a part of the rest of the world (which seems to be quite well represented on SanCon) think. Will you support the idea than politics will side with us and oppose a hysteric herd of moral war-mongering feminists?

      You are very naive NotAnon.

      Just let them know that a lot of people are disgusted by their propaganda. Particularly the few EN that still think they are fighting for “Equality”.
      Other well thought actions would be welcome too.

      (Excuse me for my poor english)

      • NotAnonymous says:

        Yes, actually. ^_^ As long as your letters are maturely written (i.e.: the letter not containing bomb threats etc. etc.), it actually can make a difference. Not everyone in America supports censorship. This guy certainly doesn’t (and he’s conservative):

        http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_Judge_Alex_Kozinski_Removes_Himself_from_Porn_Trial_19017.html

        “Do you honestly think that what you propose would be more effective than a simple moral harming hate mail campaign.”

        Uh, yeah. Watching paint dry is always more effective than writing hate mail. -_-

        “Will you support the idea than politics will side with us and oppose a hysteric herd of moral war-mongering feminists?”

        YIf they receive enough letters, yeah. There are many news articles in US papers that support freedom of expression in media.

        “You are very naive NotAnon.”

        At least I’m not a naive generic “anon”.

        “Just let them know that a lot of people are disgusted by their propaganda. Particularly the few EN that still think they are fighting for “Equality”.”

        What do you think that will do? Do you really think they will suddenly change their opinion on this and write an article along the lines of “Dear readers, we are sorry that one of our recent plans to censor Japanese porno games has offended so many people. We have received many letters hoping that we are raped and killed. Through hate mail like this, we have seen the error in our ways. Sorry readers! We won’t let it happen again!”? All you are doing when you write them is enforcing that their opinion on hentai is true. How do you expect that writing hate mail to a group that believes you are already dangerous will help you?

        “Other well thought actions would be welcome too.”

        Like what? Following up with the letters and sending them dead flowers in the mail? (or possibly something that actually would, you know, not reinforce EN’s beliefs?)

        “(Excuse me for my poor english)”

        Your English actually isn’t that bad. ^_^ It’s a hell of a lot better than most comments here.

        One thing everyone should also realize: Equality Now isn’t the reason eroge is getting banned. The EOCS never had to follow EN’s requests. They did it because they wanted to but never had an excuse to do so.

  • Y’know, instead of talking to eroge/hentai makers, why doesn’t Equality Now poll Japanese women on how they feel? Seems like since they’re the focus of this ‘protection’, it’d be best to find out if they really have any reason to want it. :/

  • Equality Now is looking much more pitiful by the second. What ever happened to their so called agenda of helping real women???

    Telling a nation as to how they should run their internal affairs and business isn’t really “feminism”, its’ called “fascism” with Agnes Chan being the reincarnate of Hitler.

    ……………Equality Now=Moral Crusaders of the 21st Century.

    • AnonymousZ says:

      How dare you!!! “Agnes Chan being the reincarnate of Hitler”, that ugly shit head don’t even have the quantify to lick that guy’s sorry ass. She’s just a stupid bitch who had been putted in a wrong place dual to someone’s clumsiness .

    • FreeXpression says:

      EN usually does focus on the oppression of real women. I agree with them on that. Assuming they report accurately.

      But Japanese hentai and games certainly does NOT belong with the list of REAL atrocities listed on their “actions” page.

      Seems they think that Japan is just too free and easy about free expression and sex generally.

      • Anonymous says:

        Japan is a nation of dreams.They express themselves in ways other countries wish they could.Art and programs aren’t the cause of anything.People act on there own.Maybe , its about money?;)

  • You know, I am a girl, and this is getting old. I LIKE PORN, Hentai and the Rape games….yet I am very strait. I find that these woman to put a ban on this is more damaging then helping.

    99% of these woman are lez’s and to ugly to get a guy, so since they have sad little lives, they get off on making everyone else fall down with them.

    Be it I do find real RAPE wrong, along with child porn (Not a fan of Loli or Shota) I just worry about the cool games not being made because of this banning crap.

    Besides, I want my Yuri and Yaoi hentai to be as is. Meh, sorry for the rant. Just these people need to die, along with PETA and other Useless people.

  • This is such bullshit! they make accusations against the Japanese police force to counteract statistics by saying “women cant trust the Japanese police to help them.” Seriously…I like these games but I probably respect women more than most. Honestly, In bible black how many times is the male protagonist raped? do any guys complain at all about that? They’re just making themselves look like power-crazy feminists. Ive already sent my message to this group. Everyone please join the fight. Remember, word choice is everything. If you just send an e-mail to lash out at them it will be counter-productive, make points about their outrageous acustition of japanese government and how “Equality Now” is calling Japanese Law enforcement, them men and women that risk their lives on the force, “inferior”.

  • Professional Troll says:

    Ok now I sent 2 emails to them

    Email1:
    seriously just shut up you people think you can force another country to abide by your bullshit. you should be fucking ashamed of yourselves, the same freedom of speech and expression that you so flagrantly flaunt are what gives others the right to make hentai and etc. besides with the current mail campaign I’d suggest just shutting up but that’s just me cause I’m pretty sure the bigger shit you cause the worst its going to be for you all. HAVE A NICE DAY….and STFU ^_^

    Email2:
    Let me appologize for thatt last email I was rereading it and it came off rather foul sounding. Allow me to clarify, I disbelieve that you should be coercing another country when your own countries are so much worse. I am of course regarding the UN Stats for sexual violence. Now with that being said I believe that you shouldn’t be forcing but rather working with the other countries. Just coming out saying they are horrible countries that are sick and deprived, etc. makes you come off much much worse. Now if you were to work with the country in question and then come up with say like the same kinda laws that “work” in other countries then making regulations and the like then that is commendable but to force is just horrible since your using the same freedoms to force the other country into losing the ones you love so much.

  • Someone fucking fuck those old woman please they crave too much for sex yet they dont get rape . Therefore they wish to fucking ban pornographic material so that man can fuck them although they are fucking old and ugly

  • Anonymous says:

    I believe there’s NO scientific evidence shows that hentai ENCOURAGE RAPE. It’s just fantasy even with real AV it’s just fantasy. It just not directly link to rape. If UN agrees I think this world is fucked up.

  • Anonymous says:

    okay, seriously, hentai is ANIMATED!!! As in no one has ever been hurt in the making of one. it’s also an art form, so lets not forget our constitutional right to freedom of speech. to hell with censorship, it only breeds a society with no creative thoughts, i’m tired of hearing about all of these ‘organization’ that are hell bent on taking away all of our rights. the’re just too damnd lazy to keep their own kids from seeing what they don’t want them to. try being real parents a** holes. and one final note, japan has the lowest rape and molestation rates BECAUSE the’re exposed to the consequences of such acts, in other words the’re better educated because of their ‘not as’ censored media.

  • Seriously they need to shut the fuck up by now. I can understand how they can try to ban loli and rape games and whatnot, but banning ALL hentai is just going overboard. They may THINK that they’re helping all women (or should I say 2d characters who are getting raped in digital format), but what they fail to realize is that now they just made enemies with pretty much all fucking otakus on this damn planet.

    I can’t believe how ignorant some of their remarks are. Does all hentai game contain a damn rape and torture scene? To these damn ignorant piece of shits, they do apparently. If they did even the slightest bit of fucking research they would know that not all hentai has some damn women getting raped by like five different guys. A lot of hentai has a good story and actual love stories where the girls actually give consensus to have sex instead of just the same old rape. Look at games like Kanon, Shuffle, To Heart 2X (yes they’re bad examples since the stories are meh, but you get the fucking point). Some hentai even go so far as to go through real personal issues and problems that happen in real life (for example, Yume Miru Kusuri).

    I admit I play eroges since a lot of them are fun and entertaining. I also played a couple rape game as well because of my curiosity. They’re definitely not my thing since I don’t have that type of interest, but they are amusing to say the least. So after playing the rape games, did I feel like going out at 3’o clock in the middle of the night and rape the next woman that came into my view? OF FUCKING COURSE NOT. I lead on with my daily fucking life, going to school, my damn job, and chilling with friends and doing otaku shits. Just because I played a rape game, I didn’t get a sudden surge to go out and fucking violate a random chick. How do fucking Equality Now get the idea that playing a hentai game result in us (as in men AND women) turn to a horny sex monster/beast?

    Oh and why do they think that hentai only involve a men raping a women? What happen to yuri and fucking yaoi as well? Once again they didn’t do their fucking research well enough to know that NOT all hentai involve women. What’s amusing is that a lot of hentai manga artist are women as well. But of course, Equality Now thinks hentai are all drawn by angry men who like to abuse women in 2d fashion. Yes, Equality Now, you are so fucking right. SIGH…

    Also, who in blue fucking hell do they think they are telling another country what the fuck to do or not. Seriously this quote “The UN must tell the Japanese to do as we direct.” just sounds so fucking racy that it’s not even funny. The literal translation feel like the “Japanese must succumb to our demands because we are all high and mighty”. What the fuck? Oh and hentai = rape automatically is just the stupidest fucking argument I’ve heard in a while. I guarantee everyone that sooner or later, Equality Now is going to ask for a ban on all anime and manga as well since there are hentai anime and manga. And since anime and manga tends to show girls with panty shots and breasts, it’s going to automatically result as hentai. My god they’re so fucking stupid.

    Also, if foreign otakus are this frustrated, what do you think the reactions will be like from Japan’s otakus? Hentai and otaku lifestyle is part of Japan’s culture and these feminzai are too damn ignorant to see that. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a huge protest by otakus in Japan. Seriously, these are the types of women who make feminists look like the ignorant little fucks they are.

    Let Equality Now come! YES Equality Now!! SIGH…

    My god they’re so fucking stupid I wish they would just fucking die by now. People who are this fucking ignorant or dumb just deserve to die.

    Case closed.

  • Wandering_Youth says:

    Oh come now, they need to spend more time hunting illegal porn video makers such as the real child molestors and rapist in the real world than start banning porn game, comic, anime anime book which are FREAKING fictional and make believe.

  • Anonymous says:

    From what I could see and analyze in this situation, Equality Now was game over from the beginning. All they did is throw tantrums. Of course, no one will respond, especially if they want to ban something so widespread. At this day and age, its impossible to ban hentai now (although I do agree when it comes to the actual gang rapevideos).

  • Anonymous says:

    Seriously can you believe this shit? They’re fucking drawings. If they really want to help women in need go to the fucking Middle East. Oh that’s right they won’t because they’ll get fucking killed.

    • thegirlguywhosaysheisagirl says:

      otaku are crazy bastards…and some of them are more than intelligent enough to find a means.

      We need the 20,000 naked neets.

      …I’m getting really annoyed with these EN idiots.

    • Anonymous says:

      It was only after we impressed upon the police that actual (and not enacted) gang rape videos are
      sold on the open market in Japan that they finally agreed to investigate further.

      I mean how would they know that if even the police didn´t….Are they starting to make things up to suit their needs..

  • Anonymous says:

    any one notice that they keep mentioning japan six times and doesn’t mention other country other than japan. i guess their last resort was to be a racist. i wonder who in the heck made that letter, it look stupid to the person who think he/she’s still the pearl harbor era or probably wathcing the movie pearl harbor too much.

  • Anonymous says:

    Japanese judges violate the rights of women by taking into account whether they resisted their “rape.” Women should not have to resist sex to be able to call it rape.

    …..Wut?
    So your saying even ifshe doesnt try and stop me, it could still be rape? and by that logic she could initiate it and call it rape after if she felt like being a bitch…. nice… very nice

  • Anonymous says:

    I have to agree with the second and third comment, since it has come up before in an article from the NY Times. Heck, browse the articles here and you might find similar results.

  • Anonymous says:

    UN is already dealing with the following:
    World Hunger (Especially in Africa)
    Economic Crisis
    Human Rights Violations
    North Korea situation
    Israel vs Palestine situation
    And many much more.

    But this racist group thinks a victimless industry is much more important than all of those combined?

    I really think people should start finding out who are inEquality Now’s sponsors or donors, and send them mail instead or even boycott their businesses, so it would cripple the funding for these racists.

    • Anonymous says:

      And EN are already violating Human Rights that is third on your list.
      Sending EN e-mails even logical ones with good arguments doesn’t solve anything.
      There sponsors is a good choice to go after.
      After that you can also send a logical e-mail with very smart arguments (not the kind that says if they ban hentai people are gone a rape real women), to the UN and object to the human right violation of EN request that prevents you to enjoy artistic and fantasy material in the safety of your own home. A material that has no relation what so ever with real women,children or rape incidents and is no different that watching violence and action in movies and games.

      • Anonymous says:

        There are other countries with more dire situations and real problems. South Africa has a huge rape problem right now, even their own government has encouraged their own military to rape women. Yet inEquality Now! chooses to target a completely docile country to wage war against with their racist propaganda.

  • JustPassingThru says:

    Hentai ban… hmm can’t say I didn’t see this coming. -_-

    “Japan is a nation which accepts hentai.”

    So you’re telling me that [place name of nation here] doesn’t accept pornography in any manner and in any form of expression? And that said nation codemns it in everyway they can, is that it?

    “Japanese judges violate the rights of women by taking into account whether they resisted their “rape.” Women should not have to resist sex to be able to call it rape.”

    This is just plain hard core discrimination. The male population is at a disadvantage because this law doesn’t just apply to women but men to. If the female population are to be exempted from this law, then I can safely say that any act of sex will be considered rape. Also to begin with, this law is already disadvantageous to men since aside from just resisting rape, if the male victim is said to have achieve at least an erection, then it would no longer be considered rape anymore.

    “The UN must tell the Japanese to do as we direct.”

    Who are you to the world and who are you to the Japanese people to say that. Again this is just plain hard core discrimination. To involve themselves into such topics which oppresses the country’s morale and freedom of speech, this is act is a serious form of terrorism.

    The acts and claims of Equality Now is just down right discriminating to the very core. If the UN and Japanese government are to succumbed to their wishes, then the UN and Japanese government are supportive of communism, tyranny and terrorism. Thus further trusting the security and well being of every country in the world in the UN’s hands, should be nullified because it is they themselve who support communism, tyranny and terrorism, even if we are to say it is in lowest form.

    If Equality Now truly wants equality, then the same set of laws that apply to men should be applied to women and vice versa. No more exemptions because of gender issues. Else the name Equality Now is just a facade to what should have been called Feminazi Now.

    Furthermore, Equality Now should first prove their claims for “equality now” before ever attempting to tackle any more moral issues in one country.

    Lastly. Japan should strike back since Equality Now’s just cleary being discriminating ever since the beginning. Their claims hold no ground and they can’t provide proper evidence.

    • Putting the notion of communism with these hypocritical idiots shouldn’t be done, since the notion of communism is supposed to be equal say, equal access, as a government of the community. Blame the corrupt officials for ignoring the origin of the word.

      Now if you were to call their actions “totalitarianism”, then I would agree with you.

  • Anonymous says:

    Well, Equality Now, we want to see this determination firsthand and see if you can ban the North American pornographic industries first, which is accessible by children through useless Are You Over 18 confirmations and torrent sites. Calling Japan awful because of drawn photos of people making love while you let your kids watch videos that pretty much say girls are into random sex.

    Do this and then the world’s best country might think about not putting a “yada!” in the game’s script.

  • Just like Japan walked out of the League of Nations in the 1930’s it might be time for them to walk out of the UN and tell the UN they have 48 hours to remove all personnel and equipment from the country and refuse re-entry of any UN people/groups in the future.

    Since Japan is the second highest source of UN operating expenses, it would hurt them in the hardest way.

    But modern Japanese politicians don’t even have a tenth of the spine that their predecessors had 60-70 years ago, so they will probably bend over and let the UN have their way with them. Just like in a cheap Yaoi story. Which, incidentally, will not be banned because there are no fake women involved and thus the femanazi’s could care less.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, Japan should certainly quit the UN because an unaffiliated third party wrote to the UN asking the UN to ban some of their video games. That would be one for the history books.

  • I would like to hear what the majority of Japanese women think about this. After all, it is their country. If anyone should have anything to say on this matter it should be the Japanese women. I haven’t heard them complaining about what the EN is. They need to stay out of Japan’s business.

  • “…in order to appease American feminists.”
    I lol’d. What egoistical ignorant fuck heads.

    I’m under this impression that women have more rights and freedoms in Japan than compared to the U.S.A.
    I honestly think they should look at their fucking own country before accusing other countries with better condition records than their own.

    I think this is a waste of their time, since they probably won’t get very far with their stupidly conceived crusade.

    Summary = FAIL.

  • this is actually starting to get quite entertaining, i wonder how the UN will react to this, and also don’t these chicks know that the more they try to bann and forbid hentai and stuff the more the masses want it. hehehe, ok then UN your move, let us see what will you become everyone’s hero or an enemy to the world.

    • Anonymous says:

      The UN? Seriously, when was the last time they did something other than talk?

      Besides, “everyone’s hero” is a little overboard considering the rather small population of otakus.

  • These people have to be some of the most ignorant, arrogant and uneducated people that I have ever seen.

    I just hope rest of the world is more intelligent then this. I seriously doubt the U.N will give a shit though.

  • Anonymous says:

    We need to keep up with the hate mail to EN, but also we need to send some well written mails to the Japanese politicians to show our support for freedom of expression. Don’t make this just an eroge issue.

  • Anonymous says:

    “Japanese judges violate the rights of women by taking into account whether they resisted their “rape.” Women should not have to resist sex to be able to call it rape.”

    Uhh what? Isn’t that to make sure it really was rape?If I had sex with a prostitute and then she reports me for having sex/rape with her,I’m basically fucked,assuming prostitution was legal at that time.

  • Anonymous says:

    maybe ur wanna try something milder….
    then we can say we tried to persuade them but failed
    then we can f them for all they ‘re
    Wat do yur think of dis?

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I refer to your organization’s recent letter by Ms. Jacqueline Hunt to CEDAW with regards to the Eroge/Hentai industry in Japan.

    I understand that Equality Now aspires to eliminate all forms of gender discrimination and abuse especially in third-world countries where women are resigned to the most dismal and marginalized roles in society; it is an act that I am personally supportive of. Your relentless efforts are applaudable.

    Nevertheless, on the basis of pragmatic reasons, I must suggest that your group stop its movement to pressurize the Japanese eroge industry.

    Allow me to point out some inconsistencies in the letter.

    Firstly, the hentai games in mention, such as RapeLay, do not perpetuate gender stereotypes. The portrayal of women as being in a submissive position in the game is not reflective of the Japanese male populace’s intentions of subjugating or compromising women. This takes instead from the genre BDSM, short for bondage, domination and sado-masochism. It is a widely found genre worldwide and has never been perceived by anyone to be an act of discrimination as much as it is a deviant sexual fetish. There is no evidence proving that the said genre promotes violence towards women and women only. As a matter of fact, as much as there are pornographic elements that portray abused females, there are a proportionate number of materials in Japan or in the hentai industry in general that have “dominatrixes”, basically the female equivalent of the rapist in RapeLay as well as males who are subject to the same treatment. This is above all, proof of the gender-indiscriminate nature of hentai/eroge and it is acknowledged publicly in Japanese society that these are fantasies that remain fantasies, fantasies that all are entitled to, regardless of gender. While there is indeed much left to be desired regarding this aspect of human sexuality, I believe it is not fruitful nor is it reasonable for Equality Now to attack the eroge industry based on this claim.

    Secondly, with regards to the other themes subscribed to in the games, such as that of “incest and sexual abuse of schoolgirls”, these are universal themes that are found not only in eroge/hentai but also in pornography worldwide. For the majority of people who view pornography, this is a variation of sexual excitement, akin to a change of dressing over the same salad. The change in setting or perhaps position is more often than not, simply decorative. For instance, the school uniform is usually not expressive of the desire to bed a young girl. It is however indicative of man’s favoring youth and passion. The ultimate goal is not to derive pleasure from harming women, but just simple sexual gratification.

    That said, admittedly there are perverted individuals who perceive it otherwise. However, it is never by eroge or hentai that perverts are born; these depraved individuals are inherently problematic or socially deprived and it is with this pre-requisite that they later seek refuge in either self-delusion or pornography. Eroge/hentai does not participate in the causal relationship between perversion and violence towards women. By no means, is it ever intended to or does it increase discrimination towards women.

    In addition, I would like to clarify that the specific genre, lolicon is technically considered to be a part of the kawaii subculture of Japan than it is that of pornography (kawaii-cuteness). Any portrayal of abuse of young girls is a spillover of a liking for cuteness into the realm of sexuality. To be just, lolicon should be discussed in a separate context.

    Then, it must be mentioned that the description of Japan’s situation as proof of the perpetuation of stereotypes is grossly misinterpreted, if not deliberately manipulated for effect. This is the faultiest paragraph of the letter. The “great impact on gender stereotypes” conceded by the Japanese authorities a case of cultural stereotypes as seen from beyond the country, as opposed to societal stereotypes amongst the Japanese. Traditionally, women in the media are demure and caring homemakers and thus the epitome of the Japanese lady that figures in any work of art or literature; take for example, the romantic Xu Zhimo’s “Sayonara”. It is thus a common conception by foreigners that the Japanese, their culture and their values are so and such. This cultural stereotype however is only on theoretical planes. With the exception of older generations, still not free of shibboleths of oriental tradition, actual modern day Japanese women are not expected to live up to these “qualifications”, nor will they be chastised or ostracized for betraying the cultural stereotype. Today, Japanese men and society recognizes the difference and respects female rights, proof of which is in the many woman friendly measures the formerly chauvinist nation implements to protect women. It is thus implausible for the stereotypes to be to the detriment of women anywhere, even fictional female characters.

    “It was noted that in prosecuting the crime of rape, judges in Japan required victims to give proof that they had fiercely resisted and had been severely intimidated, and also that judges evaluated the victim’s “virtue”.” There is no link whatsoever between this phenomenon and the “myths surrounding rape”. The rationale behind this bizarre judicial process lay not in the widespread Japanese misunderstanding that girls enjoy rape, which in any case is non-existent even after years since the first eroge was published. In reality, it is the conservative and hesitant culture of the Japanese judicial system that resulted in this; the courts of Japan has a tendency of showing leniency to suspects of absolutely any crime unless his guilt has been ascertained beyond doubt. With reference to the statement, “The Committee also expressed concern that the penalty for rape was relatively lenient in Japan”, it must be pointed out rape and molestation is some of the hardest crimes to establish legally, as opposed to robbery or manslaughter which leaves little room for doubt. To make things worse, the legislature of Japan is still undecided on issues such as marital rape and implied consent. This is most unfortunate of course, but it must be understood that it was born of a flaw in the Japanese judicial system and is unrelated to the topic in question.

    Also, the games in mention have a cathartic effect on males, especially potential sex criminals. Libidinal impulses inherent in males dictate that they must find an outlet to relieve themselves of their drive. The do this either through a leading a healthy sexual lifestyles, Freudian sublimation or through the use of sexual materials. Regrettably there are people incapable of the first two approaches. As opposed to venting their vagaries on actual living persons, it is for the greater good that they are granted access to pornography. If scientific proof is required, CASPER, a neutral organization based in Kyoto has published its report. It states that areas with ready access to a diversity of pornography have considerably lesser rates of sex crime. If juxtaposition is required, the obvious example of the nation of Saudi Arabia, which has a total ban on pornography and Kenya where your group should be very familiar with can be considered. The statistics do not support the claim that hentai/eroge compromise women. The statistics however, favor the claim that hentai/eroge dams up libido and protects women instead.

    Nonetheless, I agree wholeheartedly with Equality Now’s stance on the actual gang rape videos and I am equally appalled by the cruel methods the perverts have used to protest. I believe this is the physical manifestation of my worst fears. All the more do I believe now that there is a real need to stop all action against hentai/eroge.

    To conclude, I am primarily worried that should the case against hentai/eroge be heeded, the modern female’s standing might be compromised, exacerbating gender discrimination in Japan. It has been proven that ready access to extreme pornography does not contribute to the “prevalence of violence against women”. What your group is trying to do now, runs the risk of disturbing the equilibrium and unleashing chaos in Japan.

    Jonathan Mitsuoka

  • Damn girls don’t even have their facts straight. Rape-heaven? Australia and Canada have the highest rape rates, not Japan. At the same time some of Canada and Australia’s cities have been given the highest “best places to live” ratings.

    I’m actually pretty damn sure Japan’s hentai is actually what keeps its crime rates so low. Everything can be relieved in a simulation rather than taking it too far.

  • Twitchforanime says:

    god, no wonder females are criticised so much, they are fucking retarded, i mean really, stop hentai what are people going to do? that wont stop rape it’ll increase it because of a lack of anything else to do, i mean really fucking retarded, instead of picking on fucking cartoons, they should get a life and actually try to stop the PHYSICAL bullshit rather then putting the blame on a fucking drawing.

    • That’s their problem xD They pressure Japan since they know it won’t resist because they can’t do SHIT about real porn considering their influence on the world and that’s why they pick on the weak and after Illusion stopped selling their RapeLay the victory (if you can call it one) got to their heads and they started wanting ban for whatever they find disturbing or disgusting or immoral or what not shit xD that’s why I hate feminazis like EN but hey who on this site DOESN’T hate them? xD

  • Anonymous says:

    It’s astonishing how much logic twisting can be gathered in such a small text. My favorites:

    “What steps is the Government taking to eliminate the promotion of violence against women through hentai and other forms of extreme pornography, including real rape videos”
    I love this – it both discredits hentai by putting it in the same cathegory with rape vids, and it’s also structured as if “hentai = real rape” is an unquestionable truth.

    “Notwithstanding the slight increase in the penalty for rape, in order to reflect the true severity of the crime what steps is the Government taking in response to the Committee’s previous recommendation to increase the penalty for rape and what measures are in place to ensure the full investigation and prosecution of all rapes in a serious and sensitive manner?”
    And, my dear feminists, what proof do you have that the current punishment is not effective? I sure hope you have pretty colored tables to go with this document or else I’m stamping it “bull shit”.

    “is easily accessible in Japan and its use is widely accepted”
    Weasel words much? If they didn’t put “hentai” in front of that, you’d think they are talking about rape.

    “This latter form of hentai, known as Loli-Con”
    Ok, ok, one at a time, please. Don’t change topics just to make moralist crusaders more likely to support you.

    “the image of women in the media, who were often portrayed as objects either of sex or violence, had a great impact”
    Umm… got proof?

    “(hentai) perpetuate gender stereotypes (…) by portraying women and girls as “enjoying” being rape”
    Proof?

    “required victims to give proof that they had fiercely resisted”
    Well, what do you want? A woman pointing her finger and calling “rapist” to automatically result in 25 to life? Wait, don’t answer that.

    “had been severely intimidated”
    Criminals often try to intimidate their victims in court. The law has nothing to do with it. And neither does hentai tbh.

    “depiction of one or more girl-children”
    What about “boy-children”? For an organization that has “equality” in it’s name, you sure don’t mind discrimination.

    “its obligations under Article 5(a) of CEDAW”
    More weasel words. The government is under no obligations without solid statistical data to back up your claims.

    “to address the broader issue of the stereotyped portrayal of women in these games and promotion of violence against women generally”
    More weasel words. But putting “violence” and “these games” in the same sentence sure makes it look more convincing so who cares?

    “has suffered an unprecedented hate mail”
    Which is related to legality…. how? If your methods are unpopular among the people, you have only yourselves to blame. Take it to court if you have beef with the hate mail.

    “videos that appeared to depict”
    More weasel words. Disturbing as it may be, there is no reason to believe the vids wasn’t copied out of an AV.

    “but the (police’s) lack of initial response serves to underline the Committee’s expressed concern”
    I’m confused. What does the committee have to do with the police?

    “women’s apparent reluctance to seek assistance from existing public institutions”
    Proof?

    “(EOCS) has just banned its members from producing games containing certain forms of sexual violence against women”
    They banned rape just as you wanted. Under YOUR pressure. In a highly undemocratic fashion. But putting that aside, they are not legal authority and their decision is unimportant.

    “(game studios) have apparently decided to prevent people from outside Japan accessing their websites in an effort to reduce criticism”
    Read the fucking message on the said websites. There is a huge difference between “reduce criticism” and “protecting corporate intrests”, which do not necessarily overlap.

    “it is the responsibility of the Japanese Government properly to address the objectification of, and violence against, women”
    Be that as it may be, you still haven’t managed to prove link hentai with real violence.

    Gotta love lawyers, ne?

  • Anonymous says:

    The National Research Institute of Police Science in Japan had found that, despite the spike in availability of pornographic material in the country, sex crimes were declining. Looking at Japan, the major problem with sex crimes is not that hentai is spawning sex offenders, but that the country’s judicial system is completely unsympathetic to sex crime victims, sometimes even going so far as to blame them for their misfortune.

    It often makes me wonder what groups like Equality Now are all about. They don’t seem to be tackling any significant issues that truly are an adverse effect on women throughout the world. Instead, they’ll waste their donated money to hire some big-time actress to star in their ads and attack the most sensationalist topics for more funds.

  • Anonymous says:

    Considering that the UN barely has the authority to intervene in failed states like Sudan, let alone a first world major economic power, I really don’t see what exactly it is they expect the UN to do. Their directives are routinely ignored, they can’t override state sovereignty and they’re certainly not going to send in the blue helmets. Although if I were running a hebtai company I’d try to relocate to America where there’s much less caving in on freedom of speech issue. If they’re so concerned about rape they’d go after the sex slave trade in eastern Europe, but I guess demanding the UN to obey them is easier than asking the same of the Russian mob.

  • Anonymous says:

    Seriuosly? i mean really? wtf? How about they go to a fucking country that actually has human rights violations against women and do something about that. I guess this is an easy target though and requires no real action other than whining and screaming till they get thier way.

  • ToastCrust says:

    I wonder how many people here bothered reading the original version, lol.

    Pornography depicting rape’s still pretty easy to find I think, in the West, so I’m not sure how strongly the UN could push that agenda without creating a disturbing double standard. But then again, the UN’s only useful for worthless things like that.

    More importantly is their clause about changing Japanese laws. I think their suggestion to review the penalty of rape (minimal 3 years isn’t much for rape, if min. 5 is for robbery, supposedly) sounds reasonable enough, at least on their paper. I’d have to check what the Japanese laws actually say, and how it’s actually applied.

    Most importantly is their suggestion that the Japanese court’s diligence in having women “prove that they resisted” is a bad thing. This, completely blows my mind. If women were allowed to be raped and not resist, but still be able to prosecute someone, what on earth is going to stop women from randomly prosecuting people?

    Though, with that said, provisions would have to be made to account for rape done via date-rape drugs and the like (though honestly, I don’t know how many rapists actually do it while they’re unconscious, since I’ve never read much info on that stuff).

  • Anonymous says:

    Generic Email Create:

    Dear Equality Now:

    It stuns me to see that you are going to lengths this far to attempt to ban hentai and other forms of animated pornography by petitioning the UN to force Japan to make such things illegal. I am speaking to you as a fan of hentai, and yet also as a detractor of real life violence and rape, a dichotomy that you seem to believe is impossible for a person to hold. And yet, by deciding that all people who view animated pornography are misogynistic rape lovers, you enforce the same discrimination on an entire group of people, the same kind of discrimination that you claim to seek to eliminate.

    I will grant you that some of the more provocative responses may have lead you to believe that this was the case, but you’ve also discounted sensible arguments and justly posed questionings of your rationale. You claim that you are not engaging in a war against pornography, and that “many also conflated Equality Now’s campaign to the opposition to sex.” and yet how can you claim that their displeasure is misplaced when less than a day later you make the statement that “Japan is a nation which accepts hentai. This encourages rape so hentai must be banned.” as if to allude that all animated pornography, written or drawn, must be centred on rape, when this is simply not the case. As with all pornography found everywhere, hentai covers a wide range of genres and subcultures, not just rape as you would claim.

    You’re lack of willingness to also see the legitimate points that people are trying to make is also mind-boggling. You attempted to provide evidence that the amount of rape in Japan was the largest in the world per capita, and yet when given statistics from multiple sources that proved how blatantly false these claims were, you backpedal and claim that those statistics are not legitimate, and then most frustratingly of all go on to claim that it is the lack(!) of evidence that provides you with the support you need, because people are seemingly “too afraid” to report rapes.

    Above all, I am saddened and disappointed at the amount of time that you have spent on this issue, when there are many other more legitimate and pertinent problems that face women around the world today. You seem to be caught up in advocating for the rights of women that do not even exist in the technical sense of the word, claiming that their demeaning treatment paves the way for real life examples of such. Yet while you fight this battle REAL women are still being religiously, politically and socially repressed by traditional and governmental regimes elsewhere throughout the world. One would think that the concerns and plight of actual women would be of more value to you, but apparently this is not the case, and this is what I find the most disturbing of all.

    That being said, I realize that you will probably not take this address seriously, but since you seem to believe that you hold some sort of moral and rational high ground on this issue, while at the same time grossly misrepresenting the facts and importance of said situation, I cannot help but speak out against what I myself view as a bigoted and ignorance based attack on a culture that does not deserve such treatment.

    • Anonymous says:

      Nice! This is the kind of thing you lot need to be sending them if you want to have any kind of positive effect, not “HURR GET BACK IN MY KITCHEN BEFORE I RAPE YOU BITCH” like many of you seem to think is somehow appropriate.

  • Constantine says:

    Now imagine if you will otakus, given their mental stability, roaming aimlessly the streets in their hentai-deprived state. So much sexual rage… Forget about women, they will rape pretty much anything bipedal that moves, even stuff that doesn’t? They will even hunt in packs! It’s the end of civilization! Now that’s scary!

    Thanks alot Equality Now!

  • chogiebear says:

    Why the hell ban hentai? it’s not even real people! It’s just an artistic expression of eroticism. If they are considering banning hentai, why not ban all forms of pornography entirely? It’s just being personal now.

  • Forlourned says:

    Well, I sent a letter to them. It goes like this:

    Being listed as one of the most safest country in the world to live in outside of foolish foreigners who kill them, I once lived there for over four years. I’ve walked many streets in broad daylight and close to midnight. Never once feeling nervous or looking over my shoulders for thugs to steal or kill me.

    Not Once. The center of all pederasts is Japan? Why do you lie about this so much? These accusation have happened because you see that they have games that show women being raped. Then assume that of course, Japanese men gear up for their daily rape-a-thons with a little bit of play thru for backing up their plans with a computer rape simulation. Have any of you within this farce of a sad joke been to Japan, have you gone there and actually researched the statistics before going off on this moral crusade to save the female population? Or are you all finding it easier to lament about Japan because it’s safer to do so as compared to the rest of the world?

    Your vorticity is borderline stalking tactics and intimidation on a country scale, why have you not followed on this crusade and protest the actually Killings of women across the world? Seen that movie now in the American theaters called ‘The Stoning of Soraya M.’? Amnesty International has reported over eight stonings -six being on WOMEN- (so far) happening in Iran and so have you protested this to UN yet? Are you truly trying to protect actual REAL woman from dying on an almost daily basis in Africa, the Middle East, Russia, South America, Europe, North America, South east Asia, Japan and China? But most primarily in the Middle East?

    Or do you all condone those killings because it is allowed by RELIGIOUS LAW in most of the Middle East and you all have to respect that? Why are you protecting figments of the imagination rather than actual flesh and blood? Is it because people are making money off it? You don’t need to guess this, but many real female teenagers in Japan have been selling themselves off for escort duties because they need that new ringtone in their cells real bad. This “escort duties” range from simple dates to out right sex and Japanese directors have made movies about it since 1994! Those are Real young girls selling themselves off because of peer pressure or whim.

    Please notice that last sentence and how it ends. On a “whim” will a girl sell herself off for money to buy the latest fad clothing, cell phone or jewelry. Will you protest about that too? No one Adult (Male or Female) forced those girls to do this. Will you retroactively condemn those girls from fifteen years ago?

    There have been sensationalized media over the men who raped and/or killed females over the years. People like Tsutomu Miyazaki; A part of his name (Miyazaki) being an animators’ name who directed a recent movie called ‘Spirited Away’ that won an Oscar, was found to have hundreds of video tapes of animation and slasher films. He kidnapped, raped and killed four girls back in 1984. How about Takuma Mamoru who raped a young girl and went on a killing rampage that took the lives of eight people in 2001. Mutsuo Toi; who killed over twenty-nine people back in 1936. Sakakibara Seito is the alias of a then-14-year-old student who murdered an 11-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl in 1997. Yamaji Yukiois murdered his own mother (in 2000), a 27-year-old woman and her 19-year-old sister(in 2003). And many, many more that you can research upon if you’re even slightly interested to know.

    But in the end, absolutely none of them outside of the first one mentioned -a very far, far stretch by any hand- had any connection to any one computer rape simulator. Those men (and children) murdered for closer reasons outside the realms of entertainment. One admitted that after they raped one of the victims he remarked that he loved the smell and look of blood and wanted to see more! What computer rape simulation compelled that man to do this?

    You and your elk have been doing this sick roadshow for hundreds of years and condemning what’s easy to attack has been your primary modus operandis to make you all feel like you’re making the world fit better into your perceptions of reality. It works due to fears of lose of capital most often, but due to the power of the Internet. Your scams are now laid bare for all to see. Your records are no longer hidden and history will mark you as the harlots of falsity that you truly, truly are. You have ignored the realities of the world and wrapped yourselves into a cocoon of self-righteousness rage.

    History will mark you well indeed.

    That’ll piss their panties.. bunch of wanna-be whores!

  • I laugh at how they ignore the negative images of men, both young and old, as being vile rapists, and now pigeon-hole men even further. Yep, this is nothing more than women trying to force dominance over men, with the false image of equality.

  • Anonymous says:

    RE: Bans imposition on adult games.
    A complete ban on the adult games would spell problems for everyone. Firstly, i respect the feminist rights in protecting women and girls. However, should it be improvised, several markets will be affected. Japan, which has earned a name in adult market will suffer a decrease in its economy.
    Furthermore, crimes assiociated with rape are likely to increase. “As we cannot fulfill our desires, we will have to do it to real people”

    Ya, definitely this will happen

    • Forlourned says:

      bored can’t be.. the president…there I said it. Now to drain out the nasty tastes of evil in my mouth.

      It-I mean.. That!-no no no… ehem.

      “he” is too busy turning America in ‘The ONEland’ to soil its—“HIS” hands on such a site as this! “HE” needs to do a hugo chavez and own all the media to bend them all the way down (pretty easy since they’re three quarters there already)to its feet and control everything now without that pesky need to earn capital with ads.

      Sing together with the village kids (pre-election ad)now:

      We are the world~~~ We are the One~~~ We lick hihs”HIS” boots~~~ We work the designated jobs~~~ We take want is deemed ours by BIG BROTHER~~~…

      ……
      ……..
      too quiet…
      SING PEASANTS!!!
      SING NOW or out to the FIELDS you all GO!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    You know guys, the more you threaten to rape/kill/whatever them and post the usual “get back in the kitchen” crap, the more ammunition you give them to use in their case. You think the general public is going to side with the civil, coherently phrased argument, or the barely intelligible hate-filled ramblings of Internet psychotics?

    Standing up for free speech is a noble goal and all, but every time I read the comments on this site I’m reminded of how excellent a job you do of sabotaging your own cause. If EN lose their appeal then it’s in spite of you, not because of you.

  • Ultimate Lurker says:

    This is starting to feel pathetic… They are disturbed by the fact that they are getting hate mail for their actions and start crying to their Mama (US government) for help? They are just practically assuming things and want things to go the way they want. They are just like kids… who just recently found a new toy to play with.. Someone has to stand up and give them a good tight slap.

  • Lol, they don’t get the response they want to they complain to the “big daddy”. Too bad the “big daddy” don’t give a shit about their whining cause they got bigger things to worry about at the moment.

  • Anonymous says:

    Congratulations, sankaku idiots!

    By continuing to mail death threats and rape videos to the would-be censors, you’ve PISSED THEM OFF FURTHER and made them escalate the fight. If you’d stopped being such cocksuckers for a minute instead of making them think that all hentai fans deserve to be in jail, it would not have gone this far.

    But no, I see you’re not satisfied and are still TRYING to get all hentai banned, so you INTENTIONALLY MISREPRESENT their letter to the UN and encourage your members to send more hate mail. Did you eat AIDS for breakfast?

    • Don’t worry…. the UN has weak fucking teeth legally where cases like this are concerned. They might…. *might*…. be able to say something about it to the Japanese government via their ambassador, but it’s a sovereignty issue.

      The UN cannot determine an individual nation’s legal policies or laws, save situations such as when they had Iraq on the spot for UN WMD inspections before the Iraq conflict. But that was just to make sure Iraq wasn’t a threat to it’s neighbors. I highly doubt hentai or eroge are in the same league as WMDs.

      EN pretty much fucked itself over, I think.

  • I know, let’s ban hentai.

    A lot of people find hentai sexy, so sexy in fact, it makes you want to RAPE SOMEONE.

    ————

    I know, let’s ban cars.

    A lot of people find cars sexy, so sexy in fact, it makes you want to STEAL ONE.

  • Anonymous says:

    Is it me, or does the letter seem highly suspect in validity.

    I mean, hell. I know EN are batshit, but there’s no way such an organization would make such demands like “Make them ban everything we don’t like” to the UN.

  • Anonymous says:

    “The Japanese government must ban everything WE object to and make it all illegal. The UN must tell the Japanese to do as WE direct”

    oh please, they think they’re some dictatorship or some shit? its not even about equality for woman what bullshit its jus abt them and their disillusioned sense of justice

  • Then they should ban all pornography, too. And the underwear store — since the models are semi-naked. That could make guys horny, too!

    There’s a limit of being a retard, EN. Your stupidity disgraces women.

  • Anonymous says:

    Those whorse have hearts of true dictators.
    Ban all your evil shit now.

    I know the japanese don’t have the balls to say fuck you to those loud crying groups but hopefully the UN, I hate the UN, has the common sense to see how they are bullshit.

    And bomb em, bomb em we must.

  • For fucks sake honestly give this shit up. Worry about making the world a better place then get rid of the minor shit. Which, the world will never be a better place, so stop fucking worrying about little shit.

  • Anonymous says:

    “…demanding a ban on hentai and other forms of pornography “harmful to women.””
    I’m a woman, and I get off on stuff like that.How is that ‘harmful’ to me, as a woman?

    • Baah what do you know? xD You’re a woman and as a result you’re harmed by it even though you get off to stuff like this. There is no way you can resist EN and you must definitely accept their views! Remember they’re always right and they NEVER accept objections xD

  • minakichan says:

    OK, I’m a girl, I dislike hentai, and I think lolicon is disgusting, but this group is retarded. “Evil misogynists?” Seriously? The line of logic is so simplistic and that kind of naive language is something you’d only see in children’s superhero shows and fringe political talk shows…..

    • Though I agree with you about the part for EN firstly if you hate hentai and think lolicon is disgusting then what the hell are you doing in this site if not for news? And second if we recheck your mail we don’t see a single word about you hating shotacon so in other words you’re a shotacon and still brag that lolicons are disgusting and that you don’t like hentai but I might be wrong about you being a shotacon though I doubt it that I’m wrong xD oh well it’s not like we care what you like and dislike xD

        • Lulz xD Teh moast stuped thing I’ve ever heard about my self xD What now? Are you gonna tell me that I have a second personality that is a feminist xD I just didn’t find it necessary to point out that I’m against Equality Now and don’t even think of telling me that I’m with those bitches from EN I HATE them xD

  • Anonymous says:

    Greetings.
    I’m a Greek male. Every Greek male is forced to serve for one year in the army, whereas the female don’t. I am a subject of sexist discrimination. I’d like you as your name states to support my EQUAL rights with women. If you think that gender equality (read BOTH sexes) is more important than non-existant female rights that is.

  • I will say this only once because this is getting tad repetitive.

    They are WRONG, no sane human being would agree with 99% of the crap they spill (the other 1% is just a mathematical percentage, it’s like when you mark the same answer on a 100 question test, you are bound to get some stuff right eventually), HELL, even rape organizations should feel ashamed that share the same sex genre as those lunatics! They are no better then Hitler or Stallin!

    That said, why you guys keep repeating yourselves over and over and over again?! Hate mail, death treats and at this point in time, even original rational responses are not only getting repetitive but also pointless! I did write an e-mail to them once just to show my depreciation, but I didn’t intend to accomplish nothing with it, and I did do my best to be polite, otherwise my attempt would just backfire and they would use me as a scape goat saying “if they protest it means it’s truth”.

    IF you guys have any intention to help out to dismiss these unimaginable accusations, the best course of action is:

    a) show support for the companies that are being targeted. Either by purchasing more products to give them power to stay alive, or sending messages to MAYBE make them realize that while bending over might be the safest way to scape the immediate threat, it is not the right answer and yielding terrain will only lead them to extinction.

    b) show your politics that you are unhappy with their attitudes. If you live in Japan make the politicians tell the EN to stfu. If you are near EN tell them to stop bitching. If you live elsewhere you can attempt both, while also addressing to the UN and telling them to stop with that crap.

    c) This is the most important one. Telling the insane otakus that their rants, and ddos attacks, and mail bombs, and hate e-mails and all that, only hurt their own cause. Acting like chimps will only get them bananas after all ¬¬

  • Anonymous says:

    “Japan is nation where courts let rapists go free with a slap on the wrist. Sentences must be increased.”

    That’s the only thing I can agree on, everything else is complete bullshit.

  • “Japan is a nation which accepts hentai. This encourages rape so hentai must be banned.”
    Hentai are perverts, not pornography like the definition adopted by the English speaking part of the internet.

    “Japanese judges violate the rights of women by taking into account whether they resisted their “rape.” Women should not have to resist sex to be able to call it rape.”
    They should have to resist, if they are able, physically or verbally to be able to call it rape.

    “Evil misogynists have waged a “hate mail” campaign against us. We were sent some AV which we thought was child porn involving “girl-children”, but Japanese police experts on pubic hair told us it wasn’t, so they must all be misogynists.”
    You deserve all the hate mail and “bombs” that you are sent.

    “Rapelay was withdrawn from sale, the EOCS banned all fetishes, and some companies have banned foreigners from their websites. This is not enough. The Japanese government must ban everything we object to and make it all illegal.”
    We must ban you from reproduction of any kind.

    “The UN must tell the Japanese to do as we direct.”
    Why? You are not wanting true equality.

  • Lol, common theme’s in hentai are rape and lolicon. Yea….. Where are they getting their information from? Just go down akiba and you’ll find more of the pure, innocent girl types than the brutal rapes they claim japan sells.

  • Anonymous says:

    “Japan is nation where courts let rapists go free with a slap on the wrist. Sentences must be increased.”

    It’s not just Japan you nazi-feminists.
    Even worse here in South Africa

  • Anonymous says:

    “Japan is a nation which accepts hentai. This encourages rape”

    Stopped reading right there. If hentai promotes rape, then all erotic imagery promotes rape, period. Kind of a logic problem, there.

    These feminist groups are trying too hard.

  • Anonymous says:

    “Women should not have to resist sex to be able to call it rape”—-Lol?
    Isn’t rape when the a person doesn’t want it? If some guy came up to me and wanted to throw it in me against my will, im pretty sure I would fight back…

  • “Japan is a nation which accepts hentai. This encourages rape so hentai must be banned.”
    ok, give me proofs that at least 20% of the world’s rape incident are caused by hentai. less than that means that hentai has insignificant effect on rapes case.

    “Japan is nation where courts let rapists go free with a slap on the wrist. Sentences must be increased.”
    increase to what scale? every country has its own standard for sentences. which countries’ sentences is the most appropriate? to be fair, the weight of the sentences should also be given based on how heavy the rape crime is. small rapist -> smaller sentence.

    “Japanese judges violate the rights of women by taking into account whether they resisted their “rape.” Women should not have to resist sex to be able to call it rape.”
    so basically it means after having sex, any woman can claim that she has been raped! ok, that is fine, provided the men can do the same!!!

    “Evil misogynists have waged a “hate mail” campaign against us. We were sent some AV which we thought was child porn involving “girl-children”, but Japanese police experts on pubic hair told us it wasn’t, so they must all be misogynists.”
    say what? just because they don’t agree with the feminist, they are labeled women-haters? oh this is too much… so a 50yrs old woman is a girl-children IF the EN say so, but ANYONE disagree are women-haters!! excuse me, i believe the japanese knows better of their own ppl than us gaijin. japanese are generally very short. a short girl not equal child.

    “Rapelay was withdrawn from sale, the EOCS banned all fetishes, and some companies have banned foreigners from their websites. This is not enough. The Japanese government must ban everything we object to and make it all illegal.”
    this is not enough? so they want the japanese to wag their tail and kiss their royal feet? this isn’t a game. this is REAL LIFE! you don’t go around commanding people and expect them to listen to you, if they do, then that is NOT equality.

    “The UN must tell the Japanese to do as we direct.”
    yes kamisama, we, ELEVENS, will do anything as you command! all hail EN!

  • xenotypos says:

    I read others articles, Equality Now is really terrifying. Fascism, merely.

    It should be forbidden to do THAT, harassing the world with idiotic and childish reasoning, and INSISTING until the unbelievable. Provocation?
    What a world.

  • Anonymous says:

    Who cares about feminism? Let’s go a step further… We should ban anything that promotes beauty, because it’s a discrimination against ugly people. This culture that promotes and encourages beauty in both men and women ensures that ugly people will never get laid!

  • Anonymous says:

    The funny thing is , i’m amaze how many of how will die in order to protect 2D nekid gurls.. i’m not against you people but , sheesh , it just sounds not so right , it’s like, we’re too desperate to see a nekid body even if it’s just 2D.. The only problem i see is that Japan’s culture regarding sex is so damn disturbing it affects hentai. If they only could have taken good control of it , Hentai shouldn’t be touch at the first place in this issue.

    • It’s called freedom. Well, people with power try to control something they tend to suppress it and makes things worse.

      Japan’s “disturbing” hentai allows people to have what they like without them trying to go out and do it to other people. People shouldn’t try to suppress hentai as everyone has different likes and dislikes. People will always try ways to have what they like and Japan has given these guys some happiness for their “disturbing” tastes with hentai.

      I think EN would have touched hentai anyways as they see Japan as a weak country and they went international to get what they want as US has mostly ignored them. As long as hentai exists, EN would be on their ass.

  • LOL at Japan says:

    Awesome, can’t wait till this finally happens. Hopefully then Japan might start producing stuff that are actually useful. That or they all turn fully gay and move to shota, they’re heading into that direction anyway.

  • Anonymous says:

    I agree with the second part about Japan’s rape issue and also the laws guiding it. Seriously speaking , if they don’t something about it , sooner or later , the whole world will recognize Japan’s nothing but a rape country. Here comes the clash of the culture versus morality~!

  • Anonymous says:

    America is a nation which accepts WEAPONS. This encourages MURDER & RAPE so AMERICA must be banned.

    Ok kill those feminist would be enough i dont even know where they come from but sounds like they are from the USA

  • Anonymous says:

    Sigh. This is seriously getting retarded. From Equality Now’s agenda to their letters. I mean, do they want to go dominatrix over men? I wouldn’t mind a few women’s protection laws being implemented but it’s just stupid for one small group to go on telling a whole NATION to stop their hentai. Where’s their proof of hentai=rape? If I see even one statistic, then I’m convinced. Otherwise, they’re just making the Internet very angry.

    What I’m waiting for now is for Japanese otaku (and probably some of us too) to go berserk and start DDoS attacks on Equality Now. It’s practically impossible to ban anything these days.

  • This is my second letter to Equality Now. If they don’t answer it I will also make my point through a letter to the CEDAW.
    —————————————–
    Hello!

    I have recently read the letter to the UN made by Jacqueline Hunt about the hentai industry in Japan. This is also my second letter to you that deals with this question. I am very confused about the nature of Equality Now’s claims. Have you conducted any form of scientific or empirical research that has concluded that “hentai” or any other form of fiction like books and television has any effect on turning human beings in to rapists? You have to understand (whether you like it or not) that imposing a restriction on artistic freedom however appalling or morally wrong it might be is a violation of article 19 of the human rights law. As long as extreme pornography, whether depicted through drawings like hentai or acted out in live movies don’t hurt actual people then it is still fiction, something that is not real!

    To try and censor artistic freedom instead of concentrating on real life issues is sad when I see that you as an organization have much to offer in terms of trying to make equality better for women all over the globe. But you have to realize that hentai in Japan is something drawn and voiced, an interactive story without any ties to people in real life actually getting hurt.

    The message behind these games are NOT to tell men to go out and rape women, the games are like any other games, a form of fantasy, to get away from real world issues and enjoy a fantasy in the private of your own home. To say that hentai create rapists are unfounded just as to claim that violence in books, games and movies causes normal mentally stable people to turn in to violent offenders. There has never been a study that have shown that a common human being has been turned into a murderer, rapist, pedophile or any other violent offender from reading a book, watching a movie or playing a game.

    Since you are not inclining to answer any of my mails and don’t seem to have a will or mean to argue this question I have taken it to myself to write a letter to the CEDAW and in detail point out all law binding articles that deals with this subject and counter argue Jacqueline Hunts letter arguments. And if you have read my other mail and this, you will probably realize that it won’t be with much difficulty.

    Best whishes!

  • hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm anyone got a design for a giant railgun so i can bombard these dumb biatches from across the atlantic?

    \then again, that would be a bad idea as it would make the leaders of whatever country these people hide in it a bit nervous as 2 ton shells rain out of the sky and carve huge craters

    • Anonymous says:

      This. Please direct some of your negative ratings and comments here to educate people of the real face of EN. And PLEASE don’t say any misogynist statements. I’m sick of stuff like “go to the kitchen”. You don’t fix one sexist bad statement with another.

  • I’d rather see these people die before murderers and rapists. Just how flat out stupid can these organizations get? They’re like cults, except way larger, and stupid people in larger numbers really scare me.

  • clannadfanboy213 says:

    “promotion of violence against women through hentai”

    Can someone stick a gun to their heads and force them to try to prove this statement? Time and again they say this, yet they have absolutely NOTHING to back it up. If you are going to take away human rights, you must give a VALID reason, not an emotional reason.

    “stereotypes promoted through hentai”

    I don’t know about other people, but I just don’t take these stereotypes seriously and don’t let them affect my view on women. They are deliberately exaggerated to be more titillating and it’s OBVIOUS.

  • xenotypos says:

    Putain mais quand est-ce qu’elle vont fermer leur putain de gueule ces dégénérées de l’humanité?
    Hallucinant.

    I demand UN “EqualityNow”-BAN for excessive stupidity and for tremendously parasiting the world.
    When the strike-back? It’s getting LOL~

  • Equality Now doesn’t seem to have people with common sense.
    “Japan is a nation which accepts hentai. This encourages rape so hentai must be banned.”

    That’s crap, that’s like saying First Person Shooter games encourages people to kill.

    “Rapelay was withdrawn from sale, the EOCS banned all fetishes, and some companies have banned foreigners from their websites. This is not enough. The Japanese government must ban everything we object to and make it all illegal.”

    The UN must tell the Japanese to do as we direct.

    I don’t know what rapelay is, but banning all fetishes is quite retarted, not only that people outside Japan are having even less access to Japanese websites; and this ‘Japan must ban everything we object to’ bullshit, WTF! The UN and Japan must suddenly answer to Equality Now?
    If they wanted actual equality, they wouldn’t put up this front that women are the only victims.

    What Equality Now won’t put the focus on real rape crimes both Men and Women experience(it’s not just one gender whose victimized), they waste their time with whining and getting companies to ban games. Underage material I can understand but trying to get companies to ban all fetishes is too far.

    • ”that’s like saying First Person Shooter games encourages people to kill.”

      There was an article in the papers here in The Netherlands that said the opposite could actually be true. Al those fags who claimed that fps and likes were bad had really nothing to say at the moment. The same goes for this case.

  • Amazing…

    Would anyone take them seriously if Agnes Chan adressed the UN over banning hentai right after a discussion of the warlord Charles Taylor and Karadzics sundry warcrimes…

    Sudanese human rights worker: I work in Sudan and saw with my own two eyes government soldiers massacring men and raping children in a modern day ethnic genocide. We must ac….

    /Super Agnes charges the podium: STOP ANIME IT ENCOURAGES RAPE!

    Charles Taylor: HERE HERE!!!!!

    • I saw a disturbing documentary on Victorian society.

      All pornography was illegal, the society was in full social conservative bloom where male doctors couldn’t look at the naked form of a woman other than their wife. They would have to perform operations on women with their clothing on…

      All regular pornography was illegal, so the rich would go down into the slums and pay large sums of money to spend the night with teens and preteens.

      If Equalitynow wants to go back to Victorian Standards of womanhood, then we are in for dark times.

  • Anonymous says:

    You know they just crossed the line between petulant to downright stupid and racist.

    By demanding ban of ALL hentai and pornography in general is tantamount to declaring war on the internet. That NEVER goes well.

  • The feminazi group is out of their minds. Not only they devolve to the point where they can’t tell 2d from reality. They probably can’t tell their own reflection is not another person. Now they want to be crusaders like christian crusaders that went and force their moral shit on other cultures. Like killing, raping, enslaving, and stealing from them.

    If this works why not make a moralist group that demands the army of the world to ban everything violent by summiting to every thing the group demands. This will kill world economy. Moralist power trip terrorism. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

  • Herblock's Law says:

    >> The Japanese government must ban everything we object to and make it all illegal.
    >> The UN must tell the Japanese to do as we direct.
    >> they must all be misogynists

    … just who the fuck do they think they are? (deliberate parody of TTGL)
    It is already a serious insult to make sweeping accusations against the Japanese as a nation, and a people. Thinking that they’re the be-all and end-all authority on morals and human rights is just silly. And no, neither the Japanese government nor the UN “must” listen to them.

    >> Women should not have to resist sex to be able to call it rape.

    Implies explicit confirmation is required, which means any women “should” be able to send a guy to jail if there wasn’t any such confirmation, regardless of circumstance. I thought they fought for EQUALITY? I mean, what the fuck do they want? Sex must be accompanied by the signing of a legally binding contract first?

    >> Evil misogynists have waged a “hate mail” campaign against us.

    Hmm… What other organizations label naysayers automatically as evil? Oh right. Extremist religious sects. Hope they have fun with their bullshit ignorance.

    >> We were sent some AV which we thought was child porn involving “girl-children”, but Japanese police experts on pubic hair told us it wasn’t, so they must all be misogynists.

    No, when experts tell you you’re wrong, it doesn’t mean they’re “evil misogynists”. THEY’RE EXPERTS; IT MEANS EXACTLY THAT YOU’RE FUCKING WRONG.

  • Shadow&EXE says:

    Damn it! Its the end of the world if they ban this. I’ll commit suicide. >.>

    If this happens what’s stopping them form regular anime? I hope the UN looks into this and stops the Feminist from continuing this attack on 2D.

  • Artefact are you sure that letter is legit and not a scam? Because the tone and idiocy of some of the statements is really way too much, even for a bunch of rabid feminazis. I mean it’s a letter to the UN and yet it sounds like it’s wriiten by an angry 13 year old.

  • Whatever comes from Japan is theirs. Their culture and everything. No one, not even the US has the right to force their ways upon another country. This comment is coming straight from an African American.

  • Anonymous says:

    “The UN must tell the Japanese to do as we direct.”
    Whoa!! are they roman emperor or something!?
    This will pissed many japanese, treating them like a child or third degree counrty!

  • I don’t know international law, but it’s time the Japanese got legal medieval on this organization. They are racists, pure and simple. With 50 other perfectly valid directions around the world in which to target the abuse of women, they choose Japan, the safest country in the world for women. In the U.S., somebody would take them down eventually, because such hate speech against a particular race or nationality would finally just piss off someone with enough money and influence.

    I wrote to them, but I think it’s time everyone here start pounding the bits to the U.N. directly (be calm, please, and concise). Seriously. Every time we’ve lost freedoms it was because the sane majority figured it couldn’t happen and so didn’t say anything to the right people. If the U.N. considers them credible at all, that needs to be changed right now.

    • Very true. Japan is 1 of the safest countries in the world, period. Of course that doesn’t worry these women who i’d be willing to bet have never even left their state. To them the whole world should be made in the image of the US

  • Banning pornography won´t stop the raping. It´s just a symbolic act and nothing more. Nobody can stop an individual to do things like rape. Also it´s almost a fact that the person who rape a woman is mostly someone who is known by the victim. So is Equality going to ban the socalled friend or acquaintance?

    Furthermore, there are female artists who draw erotic/hentai mangas, so it´s not only by man; that´s true equality! Also there are many people (including girls and women) who can enjoy hentai, eroge games without doing anything that are forbidden by law.

  • I agree that punishments for rape should be very severe but saying japan encourages rape is prejudece on a level that is staggering. They may not punish it as hard as other countries, and that is a very valid fact for the right arguement, but they hardly condone it. These women need to get layed and chill the fuck out. You aren’t going to destroy a huge industry just because a few thousand women in the US don’t like it and are ignorant about it. You have more luck getting the world to ban alcohol and cigerettes.

    • Anonymous says:

      China have proven, severe punishments means severe crime.
      If the punishments are so severe ,to some point those who truly wish to rape will just rape AND kill instead of just rape. They will just think “The punishment are close anyway.”
      Bad, BAD idea.

  • Densha Otoko says:

    Seriously , this is getting fucked up . They should focus on Banning Real Porn instead of the 2d Porn .

    Only Retarded people rape woman by playing Eroge Games . I mean its just fiction Porn , they should get rid of real Pornography first

  • Anonymous says:

    This is actually the second whiny letter they’ve sent to CEDAW. The first one is here:

    http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/docs/ngos/Equality_Now_May2009_Japan_CEDAW44.pdf

    The entire info on this session is here:

    http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/cedaws44.htm

    I’m not certain how seriously anyone takes CEDAW – some of their recommendations are pretty absurd and seem to be routinely ignored. Plus, it’s the _UN_: “Stop! Or I’ll say stop again!”

  • Anonymous says:

    I find this rather entertaining to watch. We get to see how far they are willing to go into their crusade to “save” Japan from all the evil deeds against women in which includes women themselves participate in Hentai. Japan is one of the countries with the lowest rate of rape even with all the amount of pornography freely available and yet Equality wants to focus there instead of looking at countries like the United States that has a high amount of rapes ranging from women to children.

    Here’s an idea for Equality: Look into countries in the middle east where women are still being treated like pieces of shit.

  • Anonymous says:

    I don’t think anything we say can stop them. They’re so deluded in this self-indulgent white knight crusade that everything we say (no matter how much damn sense it makes) will not affect them one bit, because in their mind they’re right, and we’re wrong. They’re being like little children and closing their eyes and ears to the facts until they get their way. The only way to stop them is to do like what we did with Jack Thompson, and that’s to take away their power. They’re not helping women, they’re making them look like fucking fools who don’t deserve a say so because they’ll do stupid, ignorant shit like this.

  • Anonymous says:

    wtf this is unbelievable what do they hope to achieve by banning hentai, apart from moving one step closer to world domination. First hentai then next they will be banning sex unless there is a signed agreement from both parties.

    • AnonymousZ says:

      It’s won’t work…those shit head are just too ugly that they never have a change to get into porn industry as actress…The rapist will turn out to be the victim here, see.

  • “This is not enough.”
    -How is it not enough?

    “The Japanese government must ban everything we object to and make it all illegal.”
    -So basically, they are saying that Japan must obey them?

    *sigh* Just die already, damn.

  • “4. What kind of training is being provided to Japanese law enforcement… to dispel… the myth that a woman has to put up resistance to prove she did not consent to sex?”

    Oh my word. This literally means any girl can accuse a guy of raping her after having sex, regardless of whether it was consensual.

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you honestly think that if you hold a gun to a woman’s head and tell her to have sex with you or die, it’s consensual because she didn’t put up resistance?

      THAT’S what they’re talking about.

      NO ONE is arguing that you should be able to consent to sex and then change your mind afterwards just to be a bitch.

      • Anonymous says:

        We’ve gone over this a million times. There is nothing “equal” about EN’s goals. Or any sexist goals on either side of the fence.

        Now, we all also know that equity (good for both genders) is not equality (not good, since what makes males and females attractive is that they’re vastly different from each other), but EN isn’t even pursuing either of those. Their definition of “equality” is where the system bends towards discrimination against all men.

      • Anonymous says:

        And this is already something that is happening in the USA more than you’d think.

        I don’t know if the police are still as often fooled by it, but due to the common recurrences, I think they become more wary of it.

  • Psyvariar says:

    “Women should not have to resist sex to be able to call it rape.”
    No, I’m with the Judges on this one. Having sex willingly then deciding afterwards you didn’t want it isn’t rape, that’s trying to send a guy to jail for the hell of it.

    Can’t blame them for having grandiose Utopian ideologies, but damn they’re so naive.

    • Anonymous says:

      In case you really don’t get it, the point is not “have sex willingly then change your mind”. That’s a myth put out by misogynists.

      They’re complaining about Japanese courts asking for proof that a woman fought tooth-and-nail against being raped in order to call it rape. And you know, if a guy has a knife to your throat? You’d have to be an idiot to put up that much of a fight.

      People are often raped when they are unable to fight back, out of fear or drugs or whatever. If you think it’s rape or death most people will choose rape.

      EN are still stupid, but Sankaku are liars. Read the actual letter, not the completely made-up summary.

      • Anonymous says:

        Except, this has nothing, Nothing, NOTHING to do with eroge. EN is deliberating confusing the issue by equating fiction to reality. What are they going to do next? Ban the Holy Bible for discrimination against women?

      • Japanese courts can and will successfully prosecute based entirely on testimony from the victim – there are many examples in the articles here.

        They are complaining about judges considering whether women in these cases, where no evidence other than hearsay from both parties is involved, actually “resisted” at all, and they will certainly take into account threats and coercion. Japanese judges are not unreasonable monsters.

  • theyre all just ignorant housewives who know absolutely nothing about real politics, its like an irl ddos attack. if they get enough stamps they can take down anything realy.

    and its pathetic how politics fold under most of their ignorant assults. really though theyre probably married to some of them and wont hear the end of it if it doesnt pass.

  • getting your boobs done also increases your chances of getting raped, why not ban that too?

    and you might as well send a letter of Thailand, they’re ‘making’ women who may get raped in the future

  • “Women should not have to resist sex to be able to call it rape.” – epic fail, if you have the consent of the partner it’s not rape, if not everybody having sex is a rapist tards!!

    well almost the whole pdf is wrong