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Posted in: Ex-college employee gets 23 years for raping drugged students See in context

It's about time someone got a real sentence for rape.

And by the time he gets out, it's unlikely even Viagra would help him. No sex for him ever again in his life, except with himself, is justice.

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Posted in: Ex-trade ministry bureaucrat gets 10 years for raping drugged women See in context

WoodyLeeMay 13 07:26 pm JST

10 years plus 3,000,000jpy for each victim is more than enough to discourage others from doing it.

I'd prefer the bear any day over being anywhere near you. A man who thinks like this is a danger to women.

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly having sex with minor at welfare facility where he works See in context

StrangerlandToday 01:38 am JST

No, it couldn't be that, because legally, she can't consent, so she couldn't have consented.

There's a reason this law exists. The law isn't that way because it assumes minors never want to consent, the law is that way because minors aren't old enough to fully understand the implications of consent, and therefore are not able to do so, putting the onus on the non-minor.

When you write things like this, I always upvote you. Maybe we agree on more things than not.

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Posted in: Man assaults woman, steals her underwear in Sapporo See in context

TokyoLivingMay 5 09:19 am JST

Underwear steal in national headlines..

Proving again and again that Japan is one of the most safest countries in the world..

Yeah, you would think that. It's pretty clear that you have a very low bar for what you would consider sexual assault.

Imagine if this woman came home from work and told her husband about being groped on the way home, and he says, "Only groped? WOW - See how safe Japan is!"

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Posted in: Elementary school teacher arrested for hugging young boy See in context

You can't touch anyone without consent. Not men, not women, and certainly not children.

Children are taught to obey authority figures. This has been recognized as a danger to kids, which is why these days we teach kids about "bad touch" and let them know it's okay to tell grownups "no" and then to let mom and dad know.

This is also why teacher knows very good and well that teachers are not allowed to touch students. And the very fact that the kid felt uncomfortable enough to tell his parents is significant.

You know, I very often feel this forum is full of rapists and child molesters they way you guys so often go to bat for the perp when someone gets arrested for sexual abuse or assault.

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Posted in: Buddhist nun speaks out over Tendai priest sexual abuse allegations — Part 3 See in context

starpunkApr. 29 12:51 pm JST

Men also get raped.

When a sexual action occurs that is not between two consenting adults, then it is a rape. Got it?

Exactly.

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Posted in: Buddhist nun speaks out over Tendai priest sexual abuse allegations — Part 3 See in context

Mr KiplingApr. 28 01:46 pm JST

The "priest" in question is a low life scumbag and I'm sure the woman is feeling terrible but you need to go check the legal definition of rape.

No, I don't. I know what rape is. You know what rape is. The woman called what happened to her "rape". We all know that she was raped, and whether the law calls it so or not is immaterial.

> Not been convicted because no "crime" committed. Being a scumbag is not a crime. Hopefully the organization he belongs to will do the right thing and kick him out and end his money flow.... but don't hold your breath on that.

You know rape is a crime. Everyone knows it. Just because he was not convicted does not mean it didn't happen. We all know men commit rape and get away with it, the most horrific of crimes against women, on a daily basis. That those thousands of unreported rapes don't result in convictions doesn't erase them or the harm to women.

You know what else harms women? Men who downplay rape by saying women may only call what happens to them "rape" if it results in a conviction. That attitude has a name, and it causes harm to all the women touched by it.

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Posted in: Buddhist nun speaks out over Tendai priest sexual abuse allegations — Part 3 See in context

Mr KiplingApr. 27 04:40 pm JST

Sounds to me like she is having regret after realizing that what was happening was the wish of the priest not that of "Buddha". Would this even be considered a crime or just gullibility on her part?

Having regret is nowhere close to the feelings she is expressing in these articles. She is experiencing severe trauma and PTSD. These feelings are debilitating and now she cannot live a normal life and may never really be able to feel happy and free ever again.

Taking advantage of someone's naivete and gullibility is rape. I think I will repeat that: she was raped repeatedly, over the course of many years.

Raped.

Rape is a crime, a violation of the soul. She may never recover and become the person she may have been before this priest raped her.

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Posted in: 'City Hunter' manga hero drops sexism for new live-action film See in context

I can't help but note every single person complaining here is a guy.

It's unsurprising that misogyny in anime doesn't bother men, because after all, misogyny benefits men as they can behave however they like and don't have to think about the feelings or welfare of women.

It's also unsurprising that men don't care at all about how misogyny in anime might affect female fans. After all, much of the audience is male, and if anime is not directed at a male audience, with men at the center, catering exclusively to mens' interests, men complain that they are being intentionally excluded.

So very typical to think that equality is actually taking something away and giving it to someone else, when in fact, it's simply ensuring that everyone can enjoy it.

Ruin Japan culture? Yeah, ruin the culture of misogyny. Cry me a river.

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Posted in: Nara considers increasing number of deer that can be killed each year See in context

This is what happens when wild animals are taken from their natural habitat and treated like pets. It upsets the balance of nature and the animals are the ones who suffer. Now how are they going to fix the mess they made? By killing them, of course. Humans are the worst.

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Posted in: School vice principal arrested for allegedly groping woman on train See in context

kurisupisuMar. 30 08:15 am JST

Get on a jam packed train in Japan and there will be several people in contact with your body for prolonged periods.

It's pretty scarey that there seem to be people out there who don't know the difference between being squished up next to someone on a packed train, and groping someone.

I would suggest such people not ride the trains so as to spare the rest of us from being molested by them.

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Posted in: Why are Americans fighting over no-fault divorce? Maybe they can’t agree what marriage is for See in context

bass4funkMar. 27 04:17 am JST

Wait, and the left aren’t? Give me a break!

Republicans talk and talk and talk about small government, freedom, state's rights ... then they go and make laws that govern people's personal lives.

Then you need to wake up. Remember, the baker that was sued because he didn’t make a wedding cake for 2 gay men and those men sued this gentleman and it went all the way to the Supreme Court and the guy won. That’s one example of the left trying to push their radical ideology.

First, this isn't an example of Atheism. It's an example of discrimination against a person for their sexuality. And yes, we can sue because discrimination is not, and should not, be legal.

Then keep your Atheism out of my face

Oh, you mean those atheists wearing their atheist necklaces and earrings and building atheist monuments and congregating on Sundays to shout out loud in large groups how much they love atheism and going around the world to different countries to spread atheism and making sculptures and paintings of the first atheist and standing outside holding up signs and yelling at people passing by that they had better become atheist or be punished in the afterlife? Oh yeah, it's atheists doing those things.

As do atheists and wanting unfettered and unrestricted abortion without limits or term.

Yeah, atheists wanting all women to have access to abortions is only one part of it. We also want to force all the Christians to have abortions. That's totally what the abortion rights movement is about - controlling the bodies of Christian women.

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Posted in: Why are Americans fighting over no-fault divorce? Maybe they can’t agree what marriage is for See in context

Funny that all the people quoted as being against no-fault divorce are ... men. Rather self-serving, considering that studies show that men are happier and benefit more from marriage than women.

Now that women are economically independent, they are rejecting marriage because they know from watching their mothers and aunts and other female role models the difficulties in balancing work, marriage, and family, and then having no time for herself.

Now, the purpose of marriage is less clear. I believe the move to eliminate no-fault divorce is simply the latest symptom of this confusion regarding the goals of marriage.

According to older straight cisgender conservative (probably Republican) white men (and probably many POC men as well) the purpose of marriage is to have unpaid labor who will cook, clean, provide sex, and take care of your children for you in exchange for you doling out an allowance so she can buy herself something pretty.

And they wonder why women aren't tempted to take them up on that offer?

What they don't get is that people don't want that any longer, and young people believe marriage can be whatever the people in it want from it, and that it can take shape in any way they decide. Non-monogamous/monogamous, poly, LGBTQIA, companionate marriage, with kids or without kids, changing name or not changing name, living together or not....

As for me, I realize I'm the outlier in that I've never seen any reason to get married.

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Posted in: New consultation service aims to assist 'second virgins' in revitalizing their sex lives See in context

This is fantastic that these ladies are learning to talk about sex and masturbation candidly. It's good to see women claiming their sexual autonomy.

That said, I do feel bad for their husbands. I think this is why many men (and women) have affairs. They can't seem to talk to one another openly, so when their desire drops or their libido changes they aren't able to talk and work out compromises. People should be open with their partner and honest. That may include ethical non-monogamy rather than cheating.

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Posted in: Top court says same-sex partners eligible for crime victims' benefit See in context

It's a small step, but Rome wasn't built in a day.

Same-sex partners should a) be able to marry just like everyone else, and b) should be treated the same under the law.

Personal prejudice and bigotry is not a logical foundation upon which to base a counter argument, and that is fact.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault of 13-year-old girl at internet cafe last year See in context

Jonathan PrinToday 05:27 am JST

He can have sex with a 16 years ago girl (rule of 5 years difference).

No grown men should be trying to have sex with 16 year old girls!

He is excited, she says she is 16, what should he do ? Force her to proof of age while it does not even exist in Japan Lol.

What is so funny about child rape that you type "LOL"? And no, he should not ask her for proof of age - he should not seek out underage girls at all!

Of course wisdom shall tell him to stop but instinct of reproduction takes over.

Are you saying that grown men have an instinct to rape underage girls?

Men and women get excited and forget basics. Rule of nature.

She is not a woman - she is a CHILD.

She regrets and tell her father.

She is a CHILD.

Father should have punished her severely. Since when do 13 year old girl seek strangers for affairs, even if it would have been for fun ? Never. Parent's responsibility and authority over his child to blame.

She did not seek a stranger for an affair. She thought she was meeting someone to go on a date, and when you are 13 that means eating ice cream and holding hands! What do you not understand about "She is a CHILD"?

I have two daughters and I have warned them over issues they may be caught by.

You warned your daughters, but then act as if this young girl is somehow at fault that her parents failed in their duty to warn her. Don't you think it is the PARENTS who should be punished for failing their daughter?

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Posted in: Police officer busted for stealing women’s underwear from several residences See in context

Too many men dismiss and downplay the larger issue of sexism in Japan that allows sex crimes like the one mentioned here to continue, applying nonsensical arguments like "crime is worse elsewhere". It's a disgusting and blatantly misogynistic attitude that shows disdain for women.

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Posted in: Police officer busted for stealing women’s underwear from several residences See in context

It's not about the underwear itself. Sex crimes are almost never about sex itself, but about hate and anger towards women. It's about power and control. That gets connected to sex in their minds, and is then expressed though sex crimes.

This is what sex crime detectives, sex crime prosecutors, and psychologists who deal with sexual pathologies all agree on, so don't shoot the messenger and do your own research.

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Posted in: 25-year-old man arrested for abducting minor after meeting her online See in context

It's downright disgusting how many men think it's okay to prey on young teenage girls.

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Posted in: Convenience store manager arrested for filming up skirt of customer See in context

Jonathan PrinToday 12:54 am JST

The guy is so weak he lets a woman grab his smartphone lol.

Wow. You just managed to be sexist towards both men and women in ONE sentence! Congrats.

If there are upskirt photos, then red handed.

Careful, so far he is innocent, for instance if no photo ..

I wondered when someone was going to try to pull this card. Jonathan Prin never disappoints!

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault, robbery of woman in Nagano See in context

wallaceToday 09:18 am JST

How did you arrive at those conclusions? Where does the 4% come from?

The stat originally came from a book written by a long-time sex crimes prosecutor in a book she wrote, and has since been widely quoted in the media. Unfortunately, I've misplaced the name of the book, but you can see the figure quoted here:

http://spring-voice.org/

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/07/29/japans-not-so-secret-shame

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/07/29/japans-not-so-secret-shame

But don't believe me - I see how you managed to find those other figures, so surely you can Google and find it for yourself.

Japan is safer for women than many other countries. It is also safer for all people than in other countries.

So? Comparing Japan with other countries has zero impact on how women in Japan feel about their safety.

Shall the government declare a national crisis telling all women the country is not safe for them and will most likely experience rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence?

No one has to tell us that.

We know.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault, robbery of woman in Nagano See in context

StrangerlandToday 09:17 am JST

No I haven't.

Yes, you have. We have gone round and round about it, many times, and I know you have a good enough memory for that.

I could go back though your posting history and post them here to prove it, but frankly, I don't have the time, and I know that you remember.

Making up stuff like that is only further reasons why it's hard to have a discussion with someone with an extremist position. You clearly aren't concerned with accuracy.

I don't need to make up lies when facts are right there.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault, robbery of woman in Nagano See in context

I can back up every statement I make with citations.

Look at the stats on crime - which gender shoots guns into crowds, gets into fistfights, and commits rape and sexual assault at higher rates?

Then tell me again which gender is overemotional and irrational.

The oldest silencing tactic in the book by misogynists is that women can't have rational discussions.

Pfft.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault, robbery of woman in Nagano See in context

StrangerlandToday 09:08 am JST

I wasn't the one who made that statement.

No, but you quoted it back at me, and you have made such statements MANY times in the past. So if you stand by those comments, justify them:

Why would anyone put such a statement as "this place is mostly safe for women" knowing that a victim of rape or sexual assault will read it.

But what I did say, stands; it's hard to have a rational discussion with someone who holds an extremist position.

You've stated in the past that there is nowhere safe on the planet.

No, let's be clear. I have stated that nowhere on the planet is safe for women because rape and sexual assault happen everywhere.

I have also explained why, but for some reason you can't come up with a counter argument other than, "it is an extreme position".

It is not extreme. It is merely a fact.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault, robbery of woman in Nagano See in context

@ Strangerland Today 08:54 am JST

You read this statement:

It is possible to make that statement without being accused of abusing victims though minimsation, if you are not making that comment in a thread that is about rape.

And rather than replying to it, you come back with this:

The problem is, you don't think ANYWHERE on the planet is safe.That's an extreme position, and it's hard to have rational discussions with those who take extreme positions.

First, you need to justify why you would make such statements as "Japan is safe for women" in a comment section on an article about rape, where women who have experienced rape and sexual assault can read them.

Second, it is not an extreme position to say that women are not safe anywhere on the planet from rape and other forms of sexual assault, because they are not. And that includes in their own homes.

As stats show, women are far more likely to be raped or sexually abused by men they know.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault, robbery of woman in Nagano See in context

I forgot to include the calculations. If this:

https://www.statista.com/statistics/864883/japan-reported-cases-rape-and-forcible-indecencies/

Is correct, then:

*The number of recorded rapes in Japan increased to approximately 2.7 thousand cases in 2023 from approximately 1.7 thousand cases in the previous year. At the same time, the number of reported forcible indecencies also increased from 4.7 thousand cases to about 6.1 thousand in 2023.*

2700 is 4% of 67,500.

6000 is 4% of 150,000.

Now tell me how safe Japan is for women.

Go on and downvote me instead of making an argument. You're just showing you are a coward.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault, robbery of woman in Nagano See in context

wallace Mar. 17 07:51 pm JST

A woman has made a claim she was raped, which is serious but that in itself does make Nagano City an unsafe city. Rapes happen in every city. Most go unreported.

Correct. The estimation by sex crime prosecutors that is most-often quoted in the media and by womens' sexual assault support groups such as Spring (http://spring-voice.org/english/) is that only 4% of rapes are reported.

As such,

The crime rates are an indication of the safety of a city as are the types of crimes committed.

No, crime rates are not an indication of the safety of a city, because very few sex crimes are reported. From your link,

The number of recorded rapes in Japan increased to approximately 2.7 thousand cases in 2023 At the same time, the number of reported forcible indecencies also increased to about 6.1 thousand in 2023.

I also should point out that women don't read crime stats and think, "Oh, that means I'm safe."

Women decide what kinds of precautions to take by listening to their instincts, paying attention to their surroundings, remembering stories told them by other women, and of course, from their own personal experiences of sexual assault.

And who are you to tell them that they are wrong.

I didn't say Nagano City was "safe" I said it was "still very safe".

We lived in Nagano for 10 years and from my experience, it is a safer city than many others.

Are you a woman? Have you ever experienced sexual assault?

If not, then how can you possibly know how safe women feel in Nagano, or anywhere else?

This victim claimed she was raped at home. How much more caution could she have taken? More locks on the door?

Why would you ask this question.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault, robbery of woman in Nagano See in context

/dev/randomMar. 17 07:35 pm JST

Why would anyone do that? What kind of argument is that?

My question was, if you were face-to-face with a woman who told you she had been raped, would you say to her, "Well, Japan is pretty safe."

I know you wouldn't, because hopefully you would know better than to say something so incredibly insensitive.

Yet people here continually write things like this, knowing that there will be women who have been raped reading it. I would like to know why these people think it is okay to do that, as if their comments won't effect anyone.

I am here to tell you that your comments here, and everywhere else MATTER.

Just because something is relatively safe does not mean it is absolutely free of crime. It must be possible to make that statement without being accused of abusing victims through minimisation.

It is possible to make that statement without being accused of abusing victims though minimsation, if you are not making that comment in a thread that is about rape.

I suggest that before commenting, imagine you are speaking those words to a woman who has experienced sexual assault, and THEN decide whether you want to put those words out into the world.

Think about it.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault, robbery of woman in Nagano See in context

anonymouse Today 02:41 pm JST

Nowhere is totally 'safe'' and it is a dangerous word to use, especially for women, as it can cause them to let their guard down more than they should. Nagano is not 'safe'. Nowhere in Japan (or anywhere) is 'safe' from sexual predators. It's good for our girls and women to be cautious and mindful of their surroundings and the potential threat of being sexually assaulted in a public place such as a train, a park, a side street or even if their own home.

This.

Also, may I point out that when there is an article about a woman who was raped because she was out late at night, or was alone with a guy she had just met, or left her door unlocked, the comments focus on the mistakes she made. These comments just drip with victim-blaming, and yet here you are bragging about how safe Japan is for women.

You can't have it both ways.

You can't in one breath talk about how safe Japan is and how rare sex crimes are, and in the next criticize women for being careless. If it were safe as safe as you claim, women would be able to walk alone at night, be alone with men without fear, and accidentally leaving the door unlocked would not be an issue.

Aslo? Not replying and just downvoting posts is characteristic of people who know they are wrong and also know they can't defend what they are saying.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault, robbery of woman in Nagano See in context

wallaceToday 11:28 am JST

Nagano City is still very safe.

Would this be what you would say to a woman who told you she was raped?

If not, then why would you write it here, where women who have experienced rape and other forms of sexual assault can read it?

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