Moral Conservatives And False Causation

In my previous post I talked about the Japanese aesthetic of kawaii and how this is easily misinterpreted in the West as a form of paedophilia. The Japanese deliberately manipulate the 'Western' archetype of the Lolita (derived from Nabakov's famous novel). However, in typical playful Japanese style it takes on complex meanings. And whilst much of this is intended to be kawaii, there are much darker aspects. Some anime and manga explore paedophiliac themes in graphic detail. This shocks many in the West, with many moral conservatives arguing that the widespread availability of such material will only encourage people to [...]