UN Recommends Legal Ban on Rape Games

Topic started by gia on Aug. 20, 2009. Last post by lanaswift 4 years, 11 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

The UN's Committee on Elimination of Discrimination issued a report yesterday talking about how while Japan has made great strides in many ways, they remain slow on women's rights. THe report also featured severla pieces of advice, one of which was to enforce a legal ban on video games featuring rape and sexual violence.

We've talked about this many times, of course, and you all know that my personal stance is that it would be both ineffective and intrusive on peoples' rights, so I won't go back into the details. In the report's back-and-forth, several experts expressed concern about pornographic games, although neither the Asahi's report nor the one posted on the UN's site suggests any blanket bans on hentai or porn games overall.

Japan's delegation had these things to say, according to the report:

"Regarding pornography, the child pornography law was being strengthened.  Animated pornography was not covered under that law."

"[The delegation] agreed that the problem of video games and the civic codes were of great concern and were now the subject of public discussion.  They stressed that the advice and guidance of the Committee would be used for further progress in all areas."

 
So no cause for panic just yet-- I can't imagine Japan wanting to place a legal ban on the materials, since Japan's EOCS organization has placed a ban on the games that will limit their availability in stores. But if anything develops, you guys'll hear about it.
Post by lanaswift (636 posts) See mini bio Level 4
So...the news is that there's no news, but there might be news eventually, I guess?
Post by Dream (7,259 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Just the fact that the UN actually gave into Equality Now's demands for a banning on rape games. Would it be wrong and ignorant for me to say at this point that the folks at Equality Now are the Vancome Ladies of feminism?
Post by GodLen (877 posts) See mini bio Level 10
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Way to be a wet blanket UN
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
I just have one question, is that image from Edelweiss?
Post by Vorsic (20 posts) See mini bio Level 9
> I just have one question, is that image from Edelweiss?  
That image if from Kira Kira, it was also made by Overdrive.
Post by Black_Rose (1,204 posts) See mini bio Level 11
If they make such a law then they would be taking jobs away from thousands of people who make galges for a living...that's not cool.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@HeeroYuy: What Vorsic said-- it's from Kira*Kira. :)
Post by GriftyMcGrift (19 posts) See mini bio Level 1
If only Anime Vice had it's own model UN club...
Post by lanaswift (636 posts) See mini bio Level 4
@GriftyMcGrift: ? Like, if we put together reps from different countries for a "mock" UN session or something?
Post by GriftyMcGrift (19 posts) See mini bio Level 1
@lanaswift: Exactly. Who else knows how to give reasonable and objective debates on the legal banning of rape games? Us, FTW.
Post by lanaswift (636 posts) See mini bio Level 4
@GriftyMcGrift: Damn skippy. Vice pride!
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