Stop Domestic Violence, Manga Style


The Japanese government has published this curious poster warning of the dangers of domestic violence, for some inexplicable reason illustrating it rather tastefully in manga style with a fierce looking lady.

The actual content of the poster, published under the auspices of the Cabinet Office, is probably best ignored – it claims 10.8% of married women are victims of “domestic violence,” but the results are based solely on a survey of women, with traditional and highly reprehensible “physical violence” lumped in together with the exceedingly ambiguous “psychological attacks” and “sexual demands.”

Or in other words, the number is made up to make the problem seem terribly bad and justify some agency’s budget.

This does not answer the question as to just why a manga style illustration was chosen for the poster however…

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