Time for men-only train cars in Japan?

Time for men-only train cars in Japan?

I got a chuckle out of this Reuters article about how the fear of being accused as a groper/molester on trains in Japan is supposedly starting to bring about a call for male-only train cars. Thanks to legitimate groping/molesting incidents on trains, rush hour in Japan already sees an inclusion of female-only train cars so the thought is that in the name of equality, there should be male-only cars. With some recent cases of men being falsely accused of groping, I suppose the shareholders making the request for male-only train cars is a “CYA” request.

Still, I have to say that I fail to understand the whole fetish about groping or molesting women in trains. If one looks, there is an astonishing amount of hentai imagery dedicated to the subject as well as regular porn on the subject. Take a look at a couple of MILD examples (obviously not so work-safe so don’t expand them if you are at work).

Of course, most of these types of images go much further than groping — women are usually raped (or worse), but as the saying goes when it comes to the Japanese and sex, “It isn’t great sex unless it is rape.” *_* Also, “The best place to get laid is on a train.” Based on the above images, the idea is that women LOVE to be molested on trains and lose all self-control. *_*

So clearly, this fetish fantasy has some guys unable to control themselves and thus the issue of groping in trains. It is a shame really. I honestly cannot fathom the idea of violating a woman this way.

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13 Responses to “Time for men-only train cars in Japan?”

  1. harry says:

    Yea, that ain’t really cool. Groping women on trains is wrong. Just imagine that women is a relative or someone you know.

  2. Anonymous says:

    JUST touching isn’t that bad. Going overboard is where the problem lies.

  3. thunder says:

    ” I honestly cannot fathom the idea of violating a woman this way. “

    So, you mean you DO, if its another way of violating? o,O

  4. Anonymous says:

    It happens a lot in Italy, too, for some reason. :\

    It’s really nasty. Yeeeccchh.

  5. AstroNerdBoy says:

    @Thunder — *lol* Absolutely not. ^_^;

  6. Anonymous says:

    thsi sometimes happns in new york to but i dont know if japan is worse

  7. Anonymous says:

    “Thanks to legitimate groping/molesting incidents on trains”

    I didn’t know groping and molesting were legitimate in Japan, nor that it’s a positive thing to be thankful for…

  8. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Which is why context is everything. ^_^

  9. GhostStalker says:

    “thsi sometimes happns in new york to but i dont know if japan is worse”

    I’ve lived in New York City my entire life (except when I’m outta town for school) and I don’t really hear much in the news about groping incidents in the Subway. Might have been some before Giuliani became mayor, but I haven’t really heard of any incidents. There’s the odd flasher, but you only get those maybe twice a year on average…

    So yes, Tokyo’s train system is bound to be worse…

  10. Anonymous says:

    Eh…

    If it does happen, I give it a generation or two before people start demanding their to be no discrimination by car or separation or that traveling families need to be together. Having one or more mixed cars too would just continue the complaints of train pervs, likely leading them to be removed then added again and so on.

    If you haven’t been following Japan stuff, a sizable democratic party has been trying to rapidly reform laws, especially on porn, namely loli as a main goal. They’ve been set on limiting licensed adult content and has been allying with UNICEF to succeed. Recently, they were actually successful in banning rape and bondage, leading to the editing or removal of many, many games.

    UNICEF is a weird case, though. They view Japan’s liberal laws on adult content as terrible and something that corrupts other countries. They’ve made some very over-the-top claims without factual back-up, such as Japan’s light restrictions lead to large amounts of sex-related crimes, even if most allied countries have much larger rates than Japan. It’s kind of sad, really.

    I see Japan fine as it is. If it weren’t for the tough work quota and hard to learn written/spoken language, I’d rather live there. But with the changes all these people want lately, maybe not…

  11. Anonymous says:

    the problem is some people like you don’t understand the difference between reality and fantasy. there are lots of artwork involving other crimes such as murder, torture. for some reason only the sex kind is viewed creepily by some. art is art. and this is just art, not reality. in reality groping in public transportation in Japan is not as bad as people think, and it does happen in other countries where fiction is restricted. such as US in places where subway have reached.

    Japan has very low rate of sexual assault compared to the US and many other countries.

    Beside there are tons of non-rape art in Japan, and there are also female rape of men. the problem is your kind focus on the rape one because .

  12. AstroNerdBoy says:

    the problem is some people like you don’t understand the difference between reality and fantasy.

    If that’s directed at me, I have NO problem distinguishing between reality and fantasy. ^_^;

    there are lots of artwork involving other crimes such as murder, torture. for some reason only the sex kind is viewed creepily by some. art is art. and this is just art, not reality.

    That guru and vore stuff goes well beyond creepy as does the toddlercon stuff. *_* That said, I’ve never said artwork should be banned or made illegal. Quite the opposite in fact. If I don’t like something, I’m not going to support it, no matter what it is. However, I would not deny someone else the right to view it, no matter how sick I might find it, or in the train molester fantasy, how bizarre I might find it.

    Japan is not as bad as people think, and it does happen in other countries where fiction is restricted. such as US in places where subway have reached.

    True, but the piece was about Japan so…^_^

    Beside there are tons of non-rape art in Japan, and there are also female rape of men. the problem is your kind focus on the rape one because .

    Because…?

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