Today I was doing a bit of research of a topic dear to my heart when I came across a 13-page English paper written by two Japanese scholars that peaked my interest. At first I was going to comment on this paper and use some of the quotes within my own post but I need time to digest this content. It is extremely heavy. The word “castration” was used a bit awkwardly within (I didn’t include any of those sections) but the general message the authors were trying to convey can be understood from the following quotes:
“Considering also that in Japanese society shame is emphasized rather than sin…Japanese people are ‘childish’ or unable to become adults.”
“Japan is a kind of holy place of perversion. It is very difficult to find mature adults in Japan; most are childish people who bully the weak, women, and workers. In psychoanalysis, bullying (teasing) and sexual/moral/power harassment are considered sadism, which is a mental illness; as such, many people in Japan should be in mental hospitals since a great deal of bullying occurs every day.”
“Japan is famous for its animation (cartoons). In Western society, pedophilia is prohibited, but in Japan, there are a lot of adult men who are pedophiles because they are not mentally mature.Perverted Japanese adult men love young girls because adult women do not take them seriously; therefore, the heroines in Japanese animation are not mature women but girls.”
“In Western society, transitioning from a girl to a woman is good and normal, but in Japan, remaining an immature girl is desirable. Japan is similar to the world of Alice in Wonderland.”
“Therefore, Japanese hentai comics often portray barbarous scenes in which girls are raped; such scenes help immature adult men, or demi-humans, compensate for their inferiority complexes.”
I was a bit taken aback that Japanese would say these things about their own culture. What do you think about all of this?
Here is a the link to the entire paper: (Link)