Question: Will you take action?
It doesn't concern me.
Total Votes: 8
Question: Will you take action?
Total Votes: 8
I'm sure most of you have seen or heard of anime through your kids or on T.V. Many of us have watched it ourselves; "Sailor Moon", "Dragon Ball Z", and of course "Pokémon" and "YuGiOH". However the kids that watched anime since its' American debut have now grown up and have embraced animes' "porn" known as "hentai".
The fact that hentai is animated gives illustrators the freedom of any desire or interest. Many hentai titles focus on rape and other forms of violence with sex. Not a good depiction of sex for those who have yet to enjoy it. I realize that many will see no harm in this, and simply classify it as another fetish of pornography; yet search "Anime" on the net a couple times and see if you don't get a "hentai" link or two. My point is if you think your kids are safe searching for anime on the net...They're not.
However, this is not the focus of the warning I'd like to send. I'd like to bring to your attention a sub-faction of "hentai" known as "lolicon" or "loli" for short.
This fetish of animated pornography involves and focuses on prepubescent children as the central characters and victims. "Lolicon" is drawn child pornography! Hard to believe I'm sure! Like its' sister media, "lolicon" is produced and published in Japan and is legal in very few countries, this is no exception here in the states, yet it is not at all hard to find here. Lolicon's' definition in Japan is appropriately the rest of the worlds definition of pedophilia...lets you know what we're getting into huh?
In the United States, The Child Pornography Prevention Act of 1996(CPPA), was under attack for 5 years by extreme activists claiming it was unconstitutional. I remember watching a congress ruling and my jaw hitting the floor when I heard a bill proposing to overturn this act!
In 2002 they got their wish with Ashcroft vs. Free Speech Coalition, where pornographers, a publisher of nudist lifestyle books, and a painter specializing in nudes filed suit against the CPPA claiming that overbroad statements of the act (i.e. "images that appear to be or convey the impression of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct") prevented them from legitimate business ventures. The district court ruled in favor of the act stating it was "highly unlikely" that any adaptations of sexual works like Romeo and Juliet, artistic nudes or photos of nudist families would be treated as criminal contraband.
The case was then appealed and the ruling reversed by the Supreme Court affirming that the act was in fact unconstitutionally overbroad. However, in 2003 Pres George W Bush signed the Protect Act (or the Amber Alert Law) which does criminalize depictions of persons under the age of 18 in sexual situations and corrects the potentially overbroad statements of the CPPA. Now we've all heard of the amber alert law, though we do live in a very liberal time and many don't see or want to see how dangerous "depictions" can be as they taunt potential pedophiles with ideals and eye candy.
There is an argument claiming that lolicon can be a harmless outlet for pedophiles' desires that would otherwise be aimed at children; however the evidence supporting this claim is unfounded. There is evidence to the contrary though as there have been four lolicon convictions involving U.S. citizens; Stephen Painter, Dwight Whorley, Dominic Sousa, and Christopher Handley. Of these four convictions all but Handley were convicted of possession of pornography involving actual children as well as lolicon. These are hard facts! According to these factual based numbers three out of four of those in possession of lolicon will also have other forms of child pornography to further feed their pedophiliac desires. When you look at these numbers you can see a direct correlation between lolicon and pedophilia.
I've personally reported many sites which peddle to this sick illegal fetish, but that's the problem...I'm just one "over conservative parent" to these internet child protection agencies. They don't want to bother their resources or legal channels to get this illegal content off the net, looking at it as "just drawings".
The following links are extremely graphic and disturbing depictions of children being manipulated, kidnapped and raped. You truly might find the need to vomit. I offer these only to show parents the sickness and danger they pose to our children.
Read these and then tell me they're just drawings!