Swedish girls adore Entartete Shota

Just wanted to share this picture with you, taken from this fierce Swedish mangaka’s blog. I hope she doesn’t mind that I republish it (and spiced it up a bit). She writes (in Swedish):

Här ser du bilder på de böcker jag köpte. En femtedel Yaoi denna gång och så var jag nog ganska olaglig också…fast de kan jag väl inte vara när man kan köpa den lagligt…eller??

Jag refererar till boken längst ner till höger som är en Ocensurerad Shota Doujinshi på engelska, och finns på Adlibris :O  Han som gjort den är “Tsukumo Gou” och har gjort väldigt mycket och bra korta serier till en massa olika tidningar. Har läst en hel del av hans serier och gillar dom men är inge större fan.

Blir nog inga böcker åt mig på ett bra tag nu :´C

It makes me really proud to see Entartete Shota among the other titles she ordered from Adlibris:

, , ,

3 Responses to Swedish girls adore Entartete Shota

  1. Calle April 21, 2012 at 23:55 #

    Makes me very proud as well, and I mean that one hundred percent. I can’t believe some countries wants to make things like that illegal for no reason other than “it’s wrong”.

    I mean, for goodness’s sake, people need to open their eyes. We have movies, games, paintings and what not that depicts the killing of children. Yet, somehow, a game like Katawa Shoujo where you socialize with characters and begin a mutual romance with characters of similar age, could potentially be illegal in a lot of countries. Even if the sex is very tastefully done and story-centric, even if you can turn erotic scenes off. Even if the story itself has some real artistical merit, and the point was never about the sex, it could be illegal, because it’s “offensive”.

    Of course, I don’t want violent art illegal either. I’m just saying that if this stuff is so bad, then wouldn’t a ton of us be mass murderers by now? I don’t want moral preachings about drawn loli and shota porn, I want to see what science says.

    I personally don’t see it – I mean, even if there could be a lot of other things going on,
    Japan is one such example. It produces and consumes a ton of porn, yet they don’t mate like rabbits and the sex crime rate is extremely low.

    Perhaps this is a blow from below – but to me the ones who can’t differentiate between reality and fiction are the ones who wants it illegal.

    I mean, just look at one of my earlier comments. I don’t like loli at all, but I’m going to defend the freedom of expression and press until the day I die. If only because if I don’t stand up for common sense now, then what will they ban next? All that I’m saying is that if you cross that road then really, what’s stopping them from making other things forbidden because it’s ‘wrong’ according to some people?

  2. Josh April 22, 2012 at 02:25 #

    Calle, I agree with you wholeheartedly but Japan’s crime rates have to be seen in a certain context of traditions and values.

    Now I’m no scholar on this field and don’t want to jump to conclusions but if you look at Japan and, let’s say Sweden, a bit closer you’ll find it easy to understand why, for example, the rape rate *seems* so much lower in Japan while Sweden has the highest of the world.

    It’s very likely that there is a huge difference between the number of rapes happening and the number of rapes being reported with the former number being a lot higher than the latter.

    Sweden is the country with the most gender equality, it’s very open about sex compared to the rest of the world and women are empowered to stand their ground.

    All this makes me think that the number of rapes is probably around the same in all first world countries, it’s just that women are far more likely to report them, to fight back with the help of the legal system in Sweden.

    So, while I agree that the argument that shota manga lead to more rapes is nonsense, I don’t think you can use the crime stats of Japan as an example considering its extremely patriarchal history and society.

  3. Calle April 22, 2012 at 13:05 #

    I don’t really disagree – as I said, “even if there could be a lot of other things going on”.

    If you take Sweden as an example, the definition of rape is a lot broader in law. Not to mention that Swedes report a lot more – I personally think that it’s a lot harder to report something like rape in Japan than for example the UK or Sweden.

    So it’s more like my personal belief than anything to do with science. As I said, there could be a lot of factors that has nothing to do with this that is the reason why Japan has such a low crime rate when it comes to sex. What my belief comes down to is that availability of porn decreases sexual crimes, but as I said – that’s only my belief. It’s not scientifically valid.

Leave a Reply