UN Demands Hentai Ban

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The UN has told Japan it must ban adult games and erotic manga featuring themes of rape, calling Japan’s protection of fictional women from fictional rape “inadequate.”

The demands come by way of the UN’s radical feminist arm, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, or CEDAW. Extreme feminist pressure group Equality Now previously vowed to make them seek such a ban, and it seems CEDAW happily complied.

Calling Japan’s treatment of women “inadequate” and “regrettable,” CEDAW formally demanded Japan end “human rights violations” against women by banning games and manga featuring themes of “rape and sexual violence.” It is not clear whether they extend their demands to anime, AV or literature, though this seems likely.

The suggestion that fictional works such as manga serve to promote sexual violence is entirely unproven; it is notable that Japan has some of the lowest rates of crime and sexual violence in the world, and yet some of the most abundant pornography, much of which deals with such themes.

This is of course undoubtedly tied to the intervention of busybody international feminist groups in Japanese politics after the Rapelay scandal…

Via Asahi.


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    Comment by triplehydra
    14:06 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anonymous said:
    AMERIKKA
    FUCK YEAH

    Don't you just blame us for this. The Europeans are just as involved if not more so.
    And anyway, the UN can't do a thing about eroge or hentai. They don't have any kind of authority outside of finger-wagging when it comes to the domestic policies of its member states, and they do a whole fucking lot of that, believe me. And does anything ever come of it? No.
    All you should hope for is that the Japanese ignore all this and don't cave into outside pressure. But considering their track record, that's unlikely.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:28 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed. Europe has much more involvement in this than US. Here is no freedom of expression or whatsoever.
    All the sick fuck politicians think (??can they even do that??) that they have to protect fictional woman's rights. wtf. It's not like they truely cared about the morals. They just want to give the impression of doing something while doing nothing but fapping to real child pornography.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:13 15/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sadly though that is more then true. I also think it would be an adequate idea to introduce an instituiton that is there for making sure men are treated equally. Because feminists obviously love to kick anyones rights with their high-heels as long as said subject isn't a woman...

    Comment by anonymousss
    14:06 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    (from the article)"The suggestion that fictional works such as manga serve to promote sexual violence is entirely unproven."

    This is completely untrue. There is plenty of data suggesting that exposure to pornography leads to an increase in sexual crimes.

    Dr.Victor Cline
    Catherine MacKinnon
    Dolf Zillmann
    Berl Kutchinsky
    Annika Snare

    All of those doctors/professors/criminologists/etc have done research on it. Sure there is opposing research as well. But it's not like there's NO evidence.

    Comment by gunzaku
    18:35 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh, so i guess all the rapist in japans are otaku who play eroge then....

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    Comment by GHS
    17:12 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well just because there is evidence in support doesn't prove a theory. I think that's what he was trying to say when he said that the connection is unproven.

    Comment by anonymousss
    05:44 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well his article is completely biased against the UN people, with phrases in it like "radical feminist", "extreme feminist pressure group", "busybody international feminist groups", (and in the other article about them receiving unprecedented criticism, "Pro-censorship feminist group", "meddling", "desperately attempted", "specious propaganda ", "scant validity of their specious claims ", etc). These are all pointed and negative references, and they help guide the reader towards his point of view. also,

    Also, I took notice of him saying it was "entirely" unproven, because it is NOT "entirely" unproven. There's evidence suggesting it, its just not "completely" proven.

    Anyway this is a sad display of "news" when the whole article is riddled with his personal commentary and opinions. Let people make up their own minds.

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    Comment by Shuu
    11:04 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You didn't just mention works of Catherine MacKinnon, did you? Well, in this case you're in no position to accuse this article of being biased.

    And regarding Berl Kutchinsky and Annika Snare: Oops, looks like you cited the wrong study... You do realize that their research actually indicated the complete opposite of the point you're trying to make? They studied (for two decades) the effects of the legalization of hardcore porn in Denmark back in the 60s, and their findings were that no such increase was evident. Their work has been confirmed by numerous criminologists of other European countries that made that move at the time...

    Comment by Blue
    16:07 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    there are an abundant amount of hentai that have men getting raped by women. i don't hear men complaining about their fucking rights

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Men and women are not equal, that's a fact. It's quite more difficult for a woman to rape a man than the opposite.

    I'm for eroge and against rape eroge. Rape eroge are not necessary, eroge are just enough.

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    Comment by GHS
    17:04 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Although I do agree with you that rape eroge are kind of meant for a niche audience, I still believe that rape eroge are still part of freedom of speech and expression and therefore shouldn't be banned.

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    Comment by GHS
    16:46 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's because women actually care about this stuff. After all, they feel they've like they've been discriminated against all over the world for far too long. Not to mention they feel it's their right to be able to protest in the 'modern' world. While I agree that they should be able to protest against things that actually DO discriminate against women, I think the holy war they're trying to rage to protect fictional women is silly. They should really focus on countries where violence against women is actually high (of course I'm not going to name any countries in particular but I think we all have a country in mind). Seen in another way, these partciular feminists may see this as a chance to get some much needed attention from world governments, since, after all, 'morality' is on their side. They may also see this as a battle that they can actually win, unlike trying to change policies in western contries. This confidence is further boosted by the success brought on by the Rapelay removal. The point is, they're not going to stop lobbying them, much like how a child will not stop throwing a tantrum against a parent until the child gets what they want. So until either something else bigger comes up, or Japan gives in like they did with the eariler bans, CEDAW will hound them like hungry dogs.

    Comment by Princess
    16:51 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "They should really focus on countries where violence against women is actually high "

    have you ever even thought of where you got this concept? have you fucking ever even thought about it?

    Men are subjected to violence at much higher levels than women, because they are expected to war and protect other women. And many men still won't attack a woman, but would have no compuction murdering a man.

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    Comment by GHS
    17:08 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I certainly hope you didn't read my comment wrong and think I actually agree with these feminists, do you? To quote myself, "I think the holy war they’re trying to rage to protect fictional women is silly."

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    Comment by GHS
    17:00 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not sure if you're agreeing with me or not...

    Comment by izo84
    13:01 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    UN sucks. Japan dont let ban your culture, which is popular in the world!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:01 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    AMERIKKA

    FUCK YEAH

    Comment by Metalbunny
    11:48 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah ban japan of it's only source of income and then what U.N.? Will you pay for japan's expenses?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:50 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think it's a stretch to say this, less than a week after C76:

    More than 200,000 people showed up on the third day of Comiket, Equality Now and CEDAW want to arrest them all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:56 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ero-doujinshi aren't all rape fiction.

    Comment by Firetribe
    11:32 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its interesting to see how our donated tax dollars are being spent. Not on world peace or anything, just trivial pursuits.

    Luckily, the UN has no real power,so their efforts are nothing but a waste.

    That's right, raep fans, your porn is safe.

    Comment by Narutaki
    11:13 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is also Decade’s fault!

    Onore Dikeidoooo!

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    Comment by Ribbons
    02:16 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    More like DICKEIDO!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:24 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    For the first time in my life... I know what I must do. The road will be long, hard , and fraught with peril but I'll do what I must because I can. Pray for me brothers and sister for I go now... to WAR!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:57 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The UN has no buisness or balls to tell Japan or any country what they MUST do.They can't stop Iran from trying to attain nuclear weapons...they can't seem to get North Korea to stop trying to obtain them either, nor does it have the balls to stand up to China about its flagrant human rights violations or it's treatment of Tibet, etc.,etc..

    Japan really ought to tell them to mind their own buisness and go do something meaningful for the world.Neither of which it can seem to do.

    Comment by Ex-Otaku-V3
    12:58 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Japan has some of the lowest rates of crime and sexual violence in the world, and yet some of the most abundant pornography"

    UN fail.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:59 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know I'm a girl and I think this is BS. This is taking things to far. If anything taking away the stimulation will only cause people to look for somewhere else. UN needs to keep their focus on more important things.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please do sign the letter at the top. It is more persuasive if the signer is actually female.

    Comment by plmko
    12:34 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol this reminds me of Vexille, except its not about robots.

    Comment by 2
    12:24 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How does the CEDAW even manage to get funds to survive. Ironically it is fighting for half of the things the other feminist groups like equality now do not approve of. Idiots the lot of them. Here is what Cedaw actually believes and the full truth behind them. They currently have masterminded a plot to eradicate the human race. Don't believe me check it out for yourself.

    http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/dia/dia_01cedaw.html

    Comment by Pantsukon
    12:12 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yet, considering their point of view, it's totally adequate to see young weak males getting raped and abused.

    It's not Japan's fault if it's more popular when it happens to women.

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    Comment by Black_Troll
    16:15 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Took the UN long enough, lol! Man I love pr0nz as much as the next guy, but even I have to admit Japan got away with way too much for such a long period of time that its almost laughable the rest of the world is taking action now.

    Anyways this shit is crazy, I'm gonna keep loading up on fappable material just in case this turns uglier than it already is.

    Comment by KuroiTsuki
    18:41 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    UN and CEDAW are insulting not only japan but their culture too this two should get sue for a great amount for discriminating other countries and their culture.

    I dont know why they the UN and CEDAW is trying to ban fantasy entertainment if this this category "rape hentai" is really hurting people then they sould of ban it 49 years ago.

    What they need is to stop waisting money on stupid and idiotic campains and start doing something about real reapist not fantasy rapist.

    PS:All hail hentai.

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    Comment by GHS
    19:23 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think a Japanese person would take offense to having eroge to be symbols to their culture rather than something more traditional(unless they're an otaku of course)...

    Comment by Aknorals
    18:46 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "First they came for the Jews
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for the Communists
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a Communist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a trade unionist.
    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left
    to speak out for me."
    --Martin Niemöller

    Seriously folks, we need to speak out loud against any and all forms of censorship of free speech. Such a ban would further the cause of the anti-free speech crowd around the world. If enacted, this could very easily spiral out of control to include political satire, or whatever those in power (be it government or corporation) deem against their own interest.

    Comment by Agent Smith
    18:52 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When u are pointing your fingers at someone,3 of your fingers are pointing back at you.Albert Einstein was right stupidity have no limits!

    Comment by blue_blue
    19:16 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    FUCK U UN, go to Afghan instead!
    FUCK U UN
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    Comment by Cloud811
    19:08 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ****ing UN son of *****es...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:10 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    One after another haven't them done enough to the society? They should go and resolve real problems such as those in China and Africa and not picking on hentai as a main cause.

    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    16:49 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    See what I mean!? This is why I've said what I've said here and elsewhere.

    This is where I draw the line: "ThoughtCRIME"

    The forces of control, of the slavery of man can not allow us any escape, any outlet for any behavior they do not like. They are ending "Sex tours", no matter the starvation and desperation that doing this causes. They are steadily closing the "Drug Meccas" and they are starting "Pogroms" against the countries and cultures in opposition to the domination of the bankers and their enforced fascist "PC" lifestyle. This, not any 'women's rights' issues, are why they are having AmeriKKKa attack Islam and Muslims.

    They can't even allow us the "Fantasy" the "Thought" of any "Illegal" or "Immoral" behavior. We will not even have the freedom of our minds, they want that much control.

    That is why I propose "SeaSteading" and using that as a platform to build a confederation of "MicroNations". We make our own mini-islands, such as floating concrete platforms, decommissioned oil tankers, etc. We get in truck with shrinking "Island Nations" and build them some of these in exchange for legal recognition so the UN and AmeriKKKa can't immediately get us. On these rafts (you'll go nutty completely alone) we will live in social tribes, but we will have NO rules except for the ones we choose for ourselves and the bare framework rules like the law of Hospitality. We work on making our technology, the "Other" good thing to do when sitting on a garden raft all day, we'll quickly surpass the rest of the world. We grow and spread and keep to ourselves and then as the world states weaken briefly as they assert control we assert ourselves as a large confederated superstate.

    And I do plan to go back to the tribal way, including removing the problem of the "Modern woman who seeks to destroy all men." The cute, demure ones get treated like mini-queens, the uppity B*tches get electricity in the an-s and out the breasts till they behave. It wouldn't be "Pervert's Paradise" you'd have to commit to what you stick yours into and own it legitimately within the tribe's rules, but a man shall have what he wants if he can get and keep it...

    ---"A man shall have what he wants...if-" isn't that a universal truth?

    As inspiration, you might look up the classic Psykosonik song "TeknoJihad"

    In the short term, I wonder about a backlash against these women who seek to destroy all men? From how they reacted to the first backlash, they are cowards. More pressure, such as (financial and social engineering) on their other projects, like charities, and they'll shut up. These women are messes. They want to be 'dominated' but only by mister wrong because they love the fantasy romance of wanting to 'change' him and crying as he does his 'bad to the bone' act and moves on to the next willing set of legs. They don't want to be dominated by "Mr Right", the producing male, for they would truly be owned by him and dependent on his love, not that they won't use him for money and support between "Mr. Wrongs". A cool Japanese "HowTo" guide for a "Cheat Sheet" for women's romance storylines just said it's "like a neverending game of Tetris", always searching for the right fit, but when the fit is met the thing disappears and more pieces need to be put in place.

    Comment by Princess
    16:47 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I keep saying, morons. What THE FUCK do you think feminism is about. What THE FUCK do you think the do behind the scenes like Christians, Islamists, and the RIAA MPAA.

    They do this. All because people want to deny how invidious and oppressive modern feminism is.

    Let's hope the Japanese tell them to fuck off.

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    Comment by Lazydabear
    16:59 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    UN asking Japan to Band Hentai thats like asking North Korea to stop testing there nukes.

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    Comment by DrifterXLurkerdo to
    17:15 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not this shit again. What did the 2-d do to the 3d this time? Ban the real life porn industry first hentai uses no one thus no victim.

    Comment by abort-retry-fail
    17:10 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Screw the U.N., they couldn't do a damn thing in Darfur and they worry about trivial stuff like this?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:45 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remember the Prime Directive DO NOT INTERFERE !

    Comment by MusicalNote
    07:28 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm stunned.
    Screw freedom of speech!
    Screw freedom of expression!
    Let us all become the same being without individual thoughts.
    Let us all enjoy nothing but the missionary position and those in which the woman is on top!
    All hail the UN, those who ban the fictional to protect the imaginary!

    This is... just stupid! I can't even fathom a better word for it.
    This is the start of a slippery slope. Soon, violence in general will be banned, then anything that isn't a portrayal of goodwill towards all living beings.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:29 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is fucking stupid. It's a god damn cartoon. It's like going to jail for murder for drawing a picture of a man being killed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:27 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bullshit. I'm saying that what you're doing right now is not enough. You're the ones who believe that nothing else can be done.

    The odds are already against you, yet you're not even showing the balls to do everything you can to maximize those odds? Look who's the one who doesn't care enough.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:24 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Time to start up boafgatw. Baning of all feminist groups around the world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:55 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    INADEQUATENESS is now a crime.
    It's like the opposite of IT CAN'T BE HELPED!

    Comment by bigtex
    07:43 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what gives the UN the right to tell other country what to do. Wait what am i saying of course they would tell another country what to do even though it robs the industry of interesting games out. did they ever read the recent articles out that 85% of women have weird kinky thoughts of being raped or having sex with multiple men, even 5% being a personal slave. i think it is a slap in the face to tell the company's to take those games off the shelf when 90%dont have no problem. Come on people its just a game its not like a snuff film. Also they already tried to ban violent video games from the shelf how can people be so inconceivably shallow of how a company can run there business













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