Japanese Yaoi Fandom Culture and its Vulnerabilities to Australian Child-Abuse and Child Pornography Laws — Jyotsna Singh

This blog will explore the cultural, social and symbolic significance the Japanese Yaoi fandom culture has played for its female audience. I will examine the way in which the difference in cultural normative frameworks between the Japanese culture and western culture renders Yaoi vulnerable to Australian Child-Abuse and Child Pornography Laws. The purpose of this blog is […]

via Japanese Yaoi Fandom Culture and its Vulnerabilities to Australian Child-Abuse and Child Pornography Laws — Jyotsna Singh

This is probably one of the most informative pieces on the yaoi genre and fandom I have read in a long time. They author goes into detail about the cultural differences between Japan and western society in particular Australia (which is where I myself reside) and even goes into the whole legal side of these kind of stories under Australian Child Protection laws.

A lot of this information was stuff I myself had already known through doing my own research years and years ago after a case on the news in 2008 caught my attention of  an Australian man being charged with possession of child porn for having Simpsons porn on his computer. That full story can be found here.

Laws on what is legal and what is not legal vary from country to country and the internet at times can feel like a big country without borders, but it is important that we obey the laws of our own home countries and keep ourselves safe online.

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