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Women’s rights protesters are taking to the streets for the sixth time in as many months as anger mounts in Japan over ‘outdated’ rape laws, after a man was allowed to walk free despite sexually assaulting his daughter for years

Girls’s rights protesters are taking to the streets for the sixth time in as many months as anger mounts in Japan over ‘outdated’ rape legal guidelines, after a person was allowed to stroll free regardless of sexually assaulting his daughter for years

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  1. Did you see the doc on BBC (I think) last year? I think it was called Japan’s Shame. Women who report rape have to re-enact the rape using a life size man doll while the police video tape it.

    There was a woman politician interviewed on the doc and she said that rape was a natural part of a woman’s life and the victims should just shut up about it.

    EDIT: The doc was called Japan’s Secret Shame

  2. Relevant bit:

    > he was acquitted because the law requires prosecutors to prove there was overwhelming force, a threat, or that the victim was completely incapacitated.

    His victim – his daughter – was between 13 and 19.

  3. There’s a lot that’s good about Japan but the one thing they need to fix is their archaic rape laws and the handling of such cases. One of the worst sexual assaults I ever heard about was from Japan

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Junko_Furuta

  4. Its a pathetic and down right ridiculous punishment of only 5 years for rape. The laws clearly need to be massively overhauled. Sexual assualt is far to common and far too accepted by too many in Japan.

  5. ” Demonstrator Wakana Goto, 28, told protestors at one rally: “In Japan, with its reputation as one of the world’s safest countries, **I have been exposed to sexual harassment since the age of three**, forced to get used to it and to learn to deal with it.” ”

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    what in the ever loving fuck

  6. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.france24.com/en/20190911-protecting-rapists-protesters-accuse-japan-of-failing-women) reduced by 89%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Women's rights protesters are taking to the streets for the sixth time in as many months as anger mounts in Japan over 'outdated' rape laws, after a man was allowed to walk free despite sexually assaulting his daughter for years.

    > Activists and lawyers warn that Japan's criminal code, which dates back over a century, is incapable of protecting sexual abuse victims.

    > In 2017, Japan revised the criminal code on sexual offences for the first time in 110 years, recognising male victims, and increasing the punishment for rape from a minimum of three years to five.

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  7. Really Japan? Thats some medieval shit right there.

  8. Of course they’ve got a rape problem. They’ve been trying to cover up Nanking for years.

  9. Japan is so incredibly old fashioned and under developed in some areas it’s almost incomprehensible. They still see women as property only to be used for breeding.

  10. The Japanese government’s out here making the citizens of Derry look like crime fighting superheroes

  11. They sexualize children in comic books. Maybe not doing that would be a good start.

  12. I love seeing meaningful protests like this and hopefully it will inspire some change.

    It’s a lot better than the Saturday afternoon “protests” we have here in the US that are basically just whine fests that disrupt traffic.

  13. “subjective views of alleged victims”

  14. You know, in all seriousness I’m starting to think Persona 5 didn’t make me disgusted enough with Japanese policies.

  15. 100% of rapes , ok 95% of all rapes involve men…and they are the protected class. Rape laws were a protection for men is disgusting, beyond medival and have no place into todays world.

  16. It’s all that anime. Ever see what anime does to its fans? They’re all messed up in the head, incapable of doing anything but constantly masturbate into body pillows featuring grotesquely distorted underaged women. It’s sad.

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