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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Japan To Feminist UN Committee: ‘You Do Know That Fictional Characters Aren’t Real, Right?’

This pretty much just made my entire YEAR.

You might have missed this bit of news – back in February, the United Nations (in their perpetual state of Having Nothing Better To Do) put together a committee demanding that the Japanese government crack down (among other things) on their video game, manga, and anime industries regarding depictions of sexual violence against women in fiction. Basically, the UN wanted Japan to impose bans on their extremely successful and popular entertainment industry because social justice nuts in the United States get squicky about certain things that, culturally in Japan (for better or worse) are completely acceptable in their entertainment.

Japan’s response? Don’t you idiots know the difference between fiction and reality?

No, seriously – that’s basically what they said. Quit worrying about crimes committed against fictional women and worry about crimes committed against actual, real, living women.

Here’s an excerpt of the response from Japan’s Women’s Institute of Contemporary Media Culture, with emphasis added. (Just FYI – The original post in Japanese is here. If your browser’s translation capabilities are less than stellar, a full translation of the response into English can be found here).-

    “We are absolutely in agreement that the protection of the rights of women in Japan is important. On the other hand, we think it should be carefully and seriously evaluated whether the measures taken to ensure those protections are valid ones or not. If we are asked to consider whether “Protecting Women’s Rights in Japan” requires us to “Ban the Sale of Manga and Video Games Depicting Sexual Violence,” then we must reply that that is an absolute “no.”

“Reasons for Our Opinion:
 “Reason #1 – The so-called sexual violence in manga and video games is a made-up thing and as such does not threaten the rights of actual people; therefore, it is meaningless in protecting the rights of women.
“Reason #2 – In Japan, and especially when it comes to manga, these are creative fields that women themselves cultivated and worked hard by their own hand to create careers for themselves. If we were to “ban the sale of manga that includes sexual violence,” it would do the opposite and instead create a new avenue of sexism toward women.”
“As stated above, we cannot say that banning the sale of manga and video games that “depict sexual violence” is valid, even if we were to agree that the goal of protecting the rights of women is correct
“There is nothing to be gained from regulating fictional sexual violence. However, while you’re trying to fix the rights of fictional characters, you’re leaving the human rights of real women in the real world left to rot.”

Basically, they told the United Nations (and the social justice feminists who are feeding them this crap) to take their “trigger warnings” and shove ’em where the sun don’t shine.
Read whole article here...
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Japan has a point, thousands of women are employed in the industry and would put them out of work. How does that benefit women?
As for the U.N. it has long past it's usefulness and there need to be a restructuring of that organization if not an outright elimination of it. It was a great idea after ww2, but now, it has become a money pit, and has no idea on what humans rights means outside of buttering their pockets with our money.
I.E.;  
In a normal world, Saudi Arabia would be arraigned for its appalling human rights record, not appointed to head an important panel at the international human rights monitor. And yet, it was revealed Monday that over the summer Saudi Arabia was appointed to a panel at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that would interview and short-list experts, from among whom successful candidates would then be nominated to examine specific human rights challenges. These challenges may include the human rights record of a particular country or a specific theme, and those themes can include violence against women, the rights of migrants, religious freedom, or sexual orientation.
The hypocrisy behind this decision need hardly be stated. The Saudi government is unelected and run by one large family, or clan. Not only does it have the death penalty on its statute, it executes prisoners with particular relish, turning their executions into a public spectacle. Torture is routine in its prisons and offenders of certain crimes are flogged in public. The denial of the right to drive is among the least of the abuses women suffer in the country.  Foreigners who live in Saudi Arabia—be they well-paid expatriates or construction workers living in slavery-like conditions—have to be on the guard constantly so that they don’t fall foul of its laws that violate the norms of free and fair trials. Its vast wealth is used to acquire weapons at home and finance fundamentalist movements abroad which cause havoc in distant societies, transforming native forms of Islam into Wahhabism which bears little relation to the universal declaration of human rights.

And that's just one of the stupid thing that organization has done lately. 
This comment pretty well define the true identity of the U.N.;
Maybe the U.N. should worry about the treatment of women in such garden spots as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan and leave Japan and Israel alone. After all, you don't see burqas, forced marriages, or honor killings in the latter countries.

Whether we call it a feminist agenda or whatever, the u.n. is compose of corrupt individuals who see it as a path the enrichment and power. The very idea they would go after Japan's animation industry a la anita sarkeesian is laughable at best. (not knowing what's real and what's make believe)
It shows their true nature when they will go after stable countries like Japan and Israel, instead of the gulf states, who themselves have one of the worse records on human rights. Especially against their own women...

Many of us have fought, bleed and died for the rights of others, but from a personal perspective, there is no way I would put my life on the line for such idiotic policies, or a country that adopts this crap, too one sided and pointless.
The only people I would protect are those in my own circle, the h*ll with this corrupt new world order.

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