- Nov 14, 2012
Here is a story on this person from John Kelly.
According to her LinkedIn profile and as stated on her twitter, Ms. Rapp is a “Product Marketing Specialist at Nintendo of America” specializing in “Public Relations and Communications” and is responsible for the marketing of several games for the company.
At the Japan Studies Association Conference in Honolulu in 2012, Ms. Rapp presented Speech We Hate:…Anti-Child Pornography Laws; a thesis which outlined objections towards laws enacting against child pornography. Her piece can be boiled down to three points; that the consequences of consuming media containing child pornography are exaggerated, that child pornography constitutes free speech, and that Japan’s laws are a byproduct of cultural imperialism from the West. What her arguments do not address is the rewarding of child rape necessitated in making such media, and in fact suggest child adult relations are only a matter of cultural norms.
Here's what I can piece together.
She believes possession of CP, be it real or simply drawn/animated, should not be criminalized.
She thinks Age of Consent should be lower than 18, and that 17 year-olds should not legally be considered children in cases of sex crimes.
She argues stigmas against pedophilia are rooted in cultural imperialism and that the US is overtly prudish on this subject matter.
She does not support actual sexual abuse of children or the trafficking of children for any purpose, sexual or not.
She does not, or at least not openly, support creation or distribution of CP when it involves real children.
This is from her University thesis on the subject of child porn laws across the world.
Tweets on the subject of pedophilia and child porn.
She's been catching some heat on twitter since this story spread, but she's been blaming it on "GG trolls" and misogyny against women in gaming.
Here she is getting pissed about a guy getting arrested for possessing CP: