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The United Nations Take a Stab at Japan's Animated Rape and Violence

posted Saturday Aug 29, 2009 by Jon Wurm

The United Nations Take a Stab at Japan's Animated Rape and Violence

People let's be honest here. Anyone who has been on the web more than a few times is familiar with Hentai and other forms of animated crazy Japanese sexual acts which I can't really describe in this article. This stuff has been around for a long time and has been one of those things that everyone knows about and has probably seen at some point but no one likes to admit it or talk about it. There is a U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women who are bringing this into the light by stating. "The sale of video games or cartoons involving rape and sexual violence against women which normalize and promote sexual violence against women and girls" must be legislated against at once. Their reasoning is that violence and sex in games, which is fake by the way, will promote real violence against women.

I will admit that this stuff if kind of weird but the key factors here are that it is fake and has not been shown to affect the rape and murder rates in Japan where this has been part of their society for a while. I believe the Committee is fighting for a good cause but it seems that there might not be a lot of viability for their reasoning and somehow I can't imagine this is an issue that will be addressed in a formal manner anytime soon. I bet when they saw the letter or e-mail or whatever from the U.N. they laughed at it, made an origami swan out of it and sent it floating down a waterfall. Also governments have to be very careful with censorship because it has to fall within what is acceptable for the majority of its citizens. That's a fine line to walk on since no one in Japan seems to really have a problem with it.

What do you think about the U.N. Committee's crusade against video game violence and rape? Do you think it would make someone more likely to carry over these acts into the real world and will Japan do anything about it in the near future? We want to know what you think.

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