Fictional Women “Have Human Rights”

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Do fictional characters have human rights? Feminists working with the Japanese government apparently think so.

From a series of documents published on the Japanese cabinet’s Gender Equality Bureau, who may already be familiar:

Media depictions of sexual violence against women constitute a violation of the human rights of women, and are a major obstacle to the creation of a gender-equal society.

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Where violent or sexual media depictions of women are concerned, we must promote public understanding of this as a “human rights violation,” and ensure media are subjected to voluntary restraints.

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Voluntary censorship of media depictions of sexual violence should be promoted, and laws including censorship of virtual sexual violence against women in DVDs, video and PC games should be considered.

Rarely has the concept of “human rights” been abused so egregiously as by the latest wave of feminist inspired moral panic over two dimensional media.

In fact even the most cursory consideration reveals censorship according to “virtual human rights” could easily threaten a complete elimination of freedom of expression – if fictional women and children have human rights, by extension even men may have them too, meaning any story dealing with nonconsensual violence against men (practically all fiction of any interest) involves massive human rights violations.

Indeed, any criticism of the brave defenders of the rights of non-existent people might as well be condemned as promoting human rights violations.

The fundamental irony of using the rubric of “human rights” to rob people of one of their most fundamental rights seems lost on the advocates of this new wave of moral hysteria – hardly surprising considering it appears they have simply decided to parrot a serious sounding UN buzzword in the hopes of giving their extremist writings an air of legal credibility, with no appreciation of the ridiculousness of what they are saying.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:43 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can they get out of our fictional world and deal with their real world? Seriously.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:47 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It'd be better to say abuse of fictional women encourages abuse of real women...

    Saying inanimate drawings have rights is like saying a blender shouldn't be forced to shred food and mix milkshakes...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:32 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    do aliens time travelers and espers have human rights?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:43 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You win, sir.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:59 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Somewhen our fantasy will be attacked by terrorists.....I promisse you

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What are the feminists talking about? Gender equality?
    Male's are not complaining about games/videos/manga where male characters get raped by female/s or even loli/s. (it's actually considered as a fetish)

    Hell.. most males don't even care if theres manga where other males rape them. (which is also one form of fetish).

    there's plenty of equality in porn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:48 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most males don't care because they don't have to look.

    If you made them look... yeah, no one wants that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:20 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think they mixed about fictional and reality now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    In that case, Konata and Kagami has voting rights! Yea!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:20 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "and 'ensure' media are subjected to 'voluntary' restraints."

    Wait what?

    So when are these women going to open up their eyes and try to join the real world?

    This basically comes from, in my opinion, the shattering of the worldview these women had that all women are not princesses and they are trying to get back that status.

    Why aren't they campaining against violence in general?

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    19:31 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @ last sentence

    As angel-trainee Flonne from Disgaea once said...

    "Because that would require effort."

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    Comment by Overgamer
    03:59 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Epic comment is epic. Seriously can't agree more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:18 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    All Harem shows will have to be taken down since they alway abuse the guy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:55 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What about fictional boys and men in yaoi manga? Don't they have rights too?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:30 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow. This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 21/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those 3DPD... well, P are just jealous of our 2D waifus. Ha ha I say.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:41 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    For goodness sake I'm getting sick of Sankaku always crapping on over people who want to get rid of images depicting sexual violence against women and children.

    Do you not understand that in allowing such depictions to be published you are thereby acknowledging that it is acceptable to sexually abuse people.

    Of course 2D images have no human rights, but its the fact that by accepting that you accept what is going on in the picture - and that is what needs to be stopped.

    Go ahead and say 'if you don't like it don't come on the site', but I'm putting in my two cents.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:23 21/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    someone's definitely overthinking something

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:37 21/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Do you not understand that in allowing such depictions to be published you are thereby acknowledging that it is acceptable to sexually abuse people."

    If fictional depictions equaled acceptance, than the "acceptance" of murder is a far more serious problem than that of sexual assault.

    In conclusion, get your filthy paws off my freedom of expression. gb2china

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:37 21/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    wrong logis is fail.
    for example i like fps games a lot. that doesn't mean i approve killing people, it's just fiction dude. nothin is real, so no-one is harmed.
    and the same goes with hentai (violent ones too), and with lolicon.
    i accept 2d images, i accept what happens in them, stating it's confined inside the picture, but i DO NOT approve when someone does it in the real world. c'mon the difference is evidently clear.
    by your logic, if you have a dream in which you see an abused women, are you committing a crime? are you abusing women by dreamin' of them being raped? c'mon dude, you just don't see how your argument is total FAIL.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:38 21/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i only understand you are wrong.

    let just say the feminist is right in this case, what next? ban all kind of porn? and movie with violence?books? games? and what have you got left?

    deep down, i believe they dont really care at all, they only want political power. i mean if they have time to save 2d, why dont they save women of africa and muslim girl being sold?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:21 05/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry but what your saying is bullcrap there is no possible way anyone who is in their right mind would not and could not put anything the saw or drawn into practice is however some has got something wrong in their head then their likely to perform an act they see be it violent or otherwise. What the feminists have got wrong is that there are people who don't agree with them sankaku is not "Crapping on other peoples views" those women are trying to stop freedom of expression.

    All in all they are wrong sankaku are only giving their opinion on the matter. So yeah I've you don't like it don't stay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:04 21/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Epic lulz is epic. Next, we'll ban all mystery/murder novels, cause you know, murder is bad. Then we'll ban every depiction of murder, cause murder is bad. Then we'll ban all depictions of even remote violence, cause violence is bad. Then we'll ban the Bible, cause it has all these bad things inside. Damn, we can ban everything. Then, the globe will be safe, watching some censored version of Teletubbies for eternity, and we'll all be mindless blissful zombies.

    Seriously, the fact that the word "moron" fails miserably to describe the level of idiocy of people like you is incomprehensible. I can't even calculate the number of facepalms required for that much fail.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:32 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    those are not humans

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:31 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They don't consider violence against virtual women to be a human rights crime. They consider it a crime by proxy against women.

    This argument is further seen in discussions about lolicon where many lolicon opponents argue that the existance of lolicon is itself a crime against children.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:09 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should see a doctor. Or maybe even a psychiatrist. It's basicaly the same as saying that a flee has human rights (or in this case flee rights)

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:56 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I full heartedly support their cause. In fact, once they've managed to secure the rights of 2D characters everywhere, I'll raise up the issue of a slave trading operation going around world wide.

    That's right, 2D characters are constantly being sold in cages known as 'manga', 'anime', and 'comics', and I demand that they be let free to roam among the public. For free. So that they can enjoy the company of other people. Like me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:50 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where does it say that fictional women have rights? nowhere, the author is making that up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:33 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    right this is nearly equivalent to waifu are real,

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:27 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What. The. Shit?

    These "feminist" need to shut the fuck up and eat a dick. What honestly gives them the right to think that they can impose their beliefs on them? Shit. We could all do the same and say that being a "feminist" is just as bad as being a "misogynist" and plays eroge or thinks it's cool that these FICTIONAL women are depicted this way. IT'S OUR DAMN HUMAN INSTINCTS GOD DAMN IT!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:43 08/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only reason why people nowadays need these kind of things(hentai/eroge/Dms/Dws/etc...) is because the feminism destroyed the way a woman should be. Nowadays we men get ripped off,tricked into marriage for alimony, get our children taken away from us, get stultified in front of our relatives/friends,are cheated on and still are blamed for everything by these feministic women. That's exactly why most man nowadays have to fear to get married, because marriage doesn't mean a lifelong support from the other party anymore(b^%*&$s like my mother who leave their husband after years of providence and devotion(that the husband showed for his wife)just to hang out with unemployed foreigners and drug addicts and rip off thousands of dollars of alimony and even stole the childrens part).Since the "virtual wifes" can't do anything for you except helping you to release your "urges", the stimuli have detoriated quite a bit.Still, the important fact is that it is due to the women getting "greedier" that lots of men have a hard time to find themselves a suitable partner and a lot of them already started marrying foreign women since they are still more tradional educated (meaning they are 100% women that can do everything a women needs to do).Also,due to the increasing time amount a normal education takes nowadays,people are mostly over 24 before getting married= they need their virtual wifes support because their urge is quite high in the 20s.Also,the feminists should be happy that the guys use the games and not dozens of women each year(which could mislead one to the belief that it's normal to sleep around,to abort unborn children,to have several partners before marrying,etc.) what would indicate that women are merely talking and thinking dakimakuras/dutchwives and not respected members of humanity. Giving those characters the same rights that human women have would mean to debase women in reality because they'd become mainly the same and have only 1 purpose left in being women which would be sleeping with men to bear their offspring.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:10 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd say it's time for a genocide of feminists (both the "feminazi" and the "real" ones) and conservatives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:04 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    if fictional woman have human rights, every fictional human has them; this means that not only violent sex should be censored, but also plain violence (rainbow), plot describing every sort of racial discrimination (orguss!).
    that means that we should expect very linear and boring plot from anime/manga if these idiots succeed in their crusades.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:55 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uh huh...

    Fictional character is eligible for human right... how about fictional animals too?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:56 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh for the love of god.......

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:25 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    catholic, ebraic and islamic religions implicitly affirm that woman are inferior to man.. why they not try to make religion illegal? that would be civilization.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:14 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    See! SEE!!!! See what you liberals are doing to the world! First, "Hey animals have rights." Now, "Two dimensional animations and drawings of humanoid characters have rights." If it doesn't have duties and/or the ability to make moral decisions it does not have rights, therefore only real life living breathing HUMANS have rights.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:19 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not Liberals vs conservatives. it's pure stupidity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 21/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, it is liberals. They are responsible for this current path. We tried to tell you it's a slippery slope, but no.

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    Comment by Seravy
    17:11 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Protecting human rights by censorship? That's insane, stupid, and impossible. Censorship is violating human rights in the first place.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    19:29 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Insecurity is a b*tch, ain't it..?

    Look at all the unlimited idiocy we have to put up with all these 'human rights' activists...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:24 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If fictional women have rights as well, what about the fictional men? THINK OF ALL THE RED SHIRTS AND STORMTROOPERS OUT THERE D:

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:22 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if they realize that pornography featuring staged rape is legal, because both actors are consenting adults. But I'll play along... Who's to say that the fictional woman aren't also consenting adults.. But that's irrelevant because the shear thought that fiction has actual rights is insane.

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    Comment by Reichi
    16:53 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As a woman, I am completely against what their doing. 2D and 3D violence are not connected in any way, so why must the 2D suffer?
    Seriously, these people need to find women that are actually hurting. REAL women in situations of REAL oppression.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:17 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thank You, at least this proves that we guys aren't the only ones who think this is crazy.

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    Comment by DFC
    16:07 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know, 2D women have rights. The right to get fapped to that is, for that is the purpose of their existence and why they are created. To strip them of this purpose is to strip them of their so called rights.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:54 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the modern world. Everything promotes something.

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    Comment by Imyou
    15:53 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course that's no more true than saying that depictions of murder are actual murders.

    I think I know how to sink these guys though - charge them with fraud. They are trying to get laws changed at the national level, based on false and misleading premises. It's essentially an attempt to hijack international society for their own selfish agenda (they don't like it, so make it stop at the source.) Wow... they're actually villains. Here I thought something so corny didn't exist as such.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:21 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ha! Funny how they've excluded Nagato, Fate, and pretty much a whole third of female characters! Human rights are for humans only, right? What about the aliens, clones, spirits, and monstergirls? They ignore those because racism is abundant, I suppose.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:48 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The most stupid text I read this year.











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