- Pornography is ‘paintings or drawings about wantons.’ Now it doesn’t say anything in there about photographs or films or shared files of wantons or children or anything else. I think a line has to be drawn between the sexual imagination and any attempt to materialize that in a photograph or whatever, and that is something that should be and is covered. We have perfectly adequate existing laws regarding coersive sex, whatever the age of the person concerned.
- [that the] cartoons in and of themselves may be considered pornographic, and that they represent children. But these are fantasy figures that can not be mistaken for real children. The criminalization of the possession of the cartoons would go beyond what is necessary with regard to the purpose which has led to the restriction on freedom of expression and freedom of information as a penal provision means.
- Oh? You think you are powerful assassins? No. You are foolish little girls. Here, see how a real man assassin puts you in your place. No, he doesn’t ‘literally’ rape them, but a male forced these (fictional) women to act in a way males would find them sexy while another male did violence to them. That is teaching women their place. That is fucked up. That is rape culture.
1) Alan Moore on the under-age sexuality on display in his and Melinda Gebbie’s Lost Girls, from this interview. 2) Google translated from this morning’s Swedish supreme court acquittal of a manga expert and translator, accused of possessing child porn. 3) Brendan Keogh exemplifying the rape culture in video games like the latest Hitman.