Saturday, June 16, 2012

Manga = illegal?

Today I'm going to write about something other than my life and fashion/makeup. A manga translater was arrested in Sweden for possession of child pornography, for having manga with half naked/naked young girls. He was later freed because the jury didn't think the pictures were realistic enough.

Some say the pictures are an insult to all children, while others say that you should be able to have any sexual fantasies you want, because, well they are just that - fantasies. What do you think? Should you be able to have child pornography at home, simply because it's fictional?

Lolicon = Lolita Complex.
The phrase is a reference to Vladimir Nabokov's book Lolita, in which a middle-aged man becomes sexually obsessed with a twelve-year-old girl. It was first used in Japan in the 1970s and quickly became used to describe erotic dojinshi (amateur comics) portrayals of young girls. In the 1980s, lolicon manga became widely available in a number of anthology pornographic manga magazines.


Ni kanske har läst om mangaöversättaren Simon Lundström som anmäldes för innehav av barnpornografi? Han hade mangateckningar föreställande halvnaka/naka unga flickor, men högsta domstolen ansåg att bilderna inte var realistiska nog, så han friades. Tycker ni att detta var rätt?

Vissa anser att bilderna är en kränkning mot alla barn, medan andra tycker att man ska få ha vilka sexuella fantasier man vill, för det är ju bara fantasier. Vad är er åsikt?

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