10-Year-Old Borrows Steamy Gay Sex Manga From Local Library

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"The genre, which is dominated by female authors, is known for romanticizing aggressive and sometimes non-consensual sex. It's sometimes gets a bit rapey, in other words."

Is that what women like? What the fuck.
I guess I've been doing it wrong.

Wait, libraries have porn in them?
I've had a very wrong opinion about libraries for the longest time.

What annoys me the most about this is that "gay sex manga" was put in the "children section" simply because its manga. thats ridiculous.

I bet the book was confusing to him a first, but never got the meaning of it. He is ten, can be gay and 10? I don't know if homosexuality begins that early.

No one really cares whether a library stocks certain titles. Just that those titles shouldnt be stored where a child can get to it.....i thought that would be common sense? Accidents happen and someone could have mis filed it, knowing the age of people that work at libraries im sure they looked at the cover, thought "comic" and put it with the others.

GildaTheGriffin:
I bet the book was confusing to him a first, but never got the meaning of it. He is ten, can be gay and 10? I don't know if homosexuality begins that early.

It was his niece that got the book. Ergo a girl not a boy. Read the article more closely next time please.

dyre:
I'm a bit confused at the "hurrr, bad parenting" comments here. What did the guy do that's bad parenting? Were you all brought to libraries under parental escort as kids? I know when I was a kid, I always stopped at the library on the way home from junior high, along with a decent number of other kids (it was pretty much right next to the school).

I was brought to the public library under adult supervision at age 10. That kind of independence wasn't granted to me until age 12-13.

10 seems too early to me.

-Dragmire-:

dyre:
I'm a bit confused at the "hurrr, bad parenting" comments here. What did the guy do that's bad parenting? Were you all brought to libraries under parental escort as kids? I know when I was a kid, I always stopped at the library on the way home from junior high, along with a decent number of other kids (it was pretty much right next to the school).

I was brought to the public library under adult supervision at age 10. That kind of independence wasn't granted to me until age 12-13.

10 seems too early to me.

It's probably more of a case-by-case thing. If you've got a responsible, intelligent kid or you happen to live next to a library, you're probably more likely to let him go alone than if you've got an idiot kid or if the library is halfway across town.

The story wouldn't really be different if the kid was 12 though. I think 11 was my first year in the library unsupervised, since that's when I started junior high school (I think).

TopazFusion:
This isn't unusual at all.

I mean, 50 Shades of Grey is available at my local library >.>

That's exactly what I was thinking...

Hell, I've seen about 5 or 6 libraries trying to throw that book in your face, having copies all throughout the stores and at the front desk. No doubt they'd let a minor check out with one of those books too.

But I'm not defending this book being so accessible for a 10 year old. Adult manga and other adult books should kind of be kept in an 'adult section' of the stores, or at least have flashy labeling for the cashier's benefit.

ShadowKatt:

Zack Alklazaris:

For those of you who might be unfamiliar with the term, "yaoi" is used to describe fiction that focuses on male homosexual romance marketed towards the ladies. The genre, which is dominated by female authors, is known for romanticizing aggressive and sometimes non-consensual sex. It's sometimes gets a bit rapey, in other words.

So... women fantasizes about guys forcibly and sometimes violently having sex with each other?

its not rape if its done to a man by a woman.

Fixed.

Strazdas:
What annoys me the most about this is that "gay sex manga" was put in the "children section" simply because its manga. thats ridiculous.

It was NOT put in the children's section. It was put in the non-fiction section, which is even more mind-boggling. It helps to read the article.

GildaTheGriffin:
I bet the book was confusing to him a first, but never got the meaning of it. He is ten, can be gay and 10? I don't know if homosexuality begins that early.

"He" was actually a girl. Again, people need to read the damn article.

SonOfVoorhees:
No one really cares whether a library stocks certain titles. Just that those titles shouldnt be stored where a child can get to it...

...or in the damn non-fiction section.

A Smooth Criminal:
Adult manga and other adult books should kind of be kept in an 'adult section' of the stores, or at least have flashy labeling for the cashier's benefit.

...Or at least be classified as fiction rather than non-fiction!

cotss2012:

ShadowKatt:

Zack Alklazaris:

So... women fantasizes about guys forcibly and sometimes violently having sex with each other?

its not rape if its done to a man by a woman.

Fixed.

A Smooth Criminal:
Adult manga and other adult books should kind of be kept in an 'adult section' of the stores, or at least have flashy labeling for the cashier's benefit.

...Or at least be classified as fiction rather than non-fiction!

Women can still rape men... It's just harder for it to be 'rape' for the guy...

Want proof? Girl with a dragon tattoo has Lisbeth Salander essentially counter raping her rapist.

Also, I don't see why being in the non-fiction section is relevant at all... Is the child less likely to look for a story book or something?

I find this funny because my local library has a graphic novel section and they've never taken the time to separate the kid friendly from the more adult material.
To many libraries it's all the same... Batman, Hellsing, One piece, Sin ctiy all the same.

Reminds me of my younger days when guys would checkout copies of National geographic.

sorry for the double post

so this girl is ten years old and loves anime...........sounds like how every other yaoi fangirl started off like on the internet. Next she'll sign up for yaoi version of deviant art and draw yaoi all day long.

I don't feel like anyone did anything wrong here. the library probably had no clue what was in the book, they can't read everything that comes through their doors. the girl likely thought it was just a romance manga with cute boys. Dad (or whatever relation he is) saw this, decided that it contained inappropriate content for the girl, returned the book, and lodged a complaint. The library then responds with it's policy that prevents the librarians from keeping certain material out of peoples hands. Hopefully dad will discuss the 18+ sticker with the girl and why she should not check out such things and the library will rethink it's shelving arrangement.

dyre:

-Dragmire-:

dyre:
I'm a bit confused at the "hurrr, bad parenting" comments here. What did the guy do that's bad parenting? Were you all brought to libraries under parental escort as kids? I know when I was a kid, I always stopped at the library on the way home from junior high, along with a decent number of other kids (it was pretty much right next to the school).

I was brought to the public library under adult supervision at age 10. That kind of independence wasn't granted to me until age 12-13.

10 seems too early to me.

It's probably more of a case-by-case thing. If you've got a responsible, intelligent kid or you happen to live next to a library, you're probably more likely to let him go alone than if you've got an idiot kid or if the library is halfway across town.

The story wouldn't really be different if the kid was 12 though. I think 11 was my first year in the library unsupervised, since that's when I started junior high school (I think).

i started going to library alone at 9. library was in the other side of town (around 30 minutes walk). what can i say, my parents trusted me, and i didnt let them down.
but our libraries like pretty much everything is old fashioned. you have children section, and "grbwn up" section, but no "Adult" sections. mostly old books, not that theres something wrong with those

Manga was banned in most libraries before it even became popular.

1)It's pretty much guaranteed to get stolen.
2)It's horrendously bad for publishers. They opened up Manhwa Libraries in South Korea years ago that devastated the comic industry over there.
3)The library failed to check the rating & put it in the adult section.
4)Comic books stopped being for kids in the 80s. & 60% of manga is loaded with PG13 T&A.

This is how I discovered hentai. I was like 10 & I was in the "International Animation" section of Major Video & they had a VHS of Crying Freeman, which really should have been back in the dark room.

Libraries are for children and cheapskates who won't support authors by buying their books. And I would have absolutely no problem in having the later go without porn of any stripe so that the former is not exposed to it.

So I'm looking at the "Latest Content, etc." boxes at the bottom of the page and, altogether, we've got this article, one about a teacher getting jailed for doing her student(actually, this one was just a forum post), one about a guy getting a three year sentence for having loli hentai on his computer, one about some LoL player beating off during a live stream, and the one about the pro gamer who said he banged a 14-year old.

The Escapist is turning into a tabloid.

FelixG:
Well, they are really opening themselves up for a suit for providing pornography to minors arent they.

I figure they should stock most kinds of things, but giving visual pornography to pre-teens is a bit much IMO

The parental responsibility clause in the library policies, which the parents had to agree to abide by to use the library, place the blame firmly on the uncle or parents who should have checked what the girl was checking out before it was allowed. It is not the job of the library staff to monitor everyone's check out, and who knows, this could have been her handing it to him to check out on his card, so it went from his hands to the library staff.

DanDeFool:
So I'm looking at the "Latest Content, etc." boxes at the bottom of the page and, altogether, we've got this article, one about a teacher getting jailed for doing her student(actually, this one was just a forum post), one about a guy getting a three year sentence for having loli hentai on his computer, one about some LoL player beating off during a live stream, and the one about the pro gamer who said he banged a 14-year old.

The Escapist is turning into a tabloid.

I suspect a megathread in the works...

I find it funny you people are suggesting that the parents should do a better job watching what they check out

When I was a kid we went to the library on our own, checked books out on our own, we didnt have parents lording over us inspecting what we did because apparently they werent as paranoid back then.

When I was a kid we also had an "adult" section for any violent or sexual material, and those shelves? they were too high for kids to reach without an adult.

And what if she was on her own at the library, checked out the books, and then went on and read them before she ever came back in contact with her parents? Hell, she didnt even need to check them out to read them, she could have just sat there in the isle. If you really think that she needed a freaking parent playing bodyguard this isnt the topic for you anyways, because youre going to miss the damn point.

The library doesnt need to carry that crap, from yaoi manga to 50 shades of grey, theres not really any artistic or learning purpose, if you MUST have smut, at least put it in its own (fiction you morons) section so it doesnt get mixed up in a little girl's comic book collection. Im not keeping the libraries afloat with my money so they can peddle porn to kids, if youre not gonna be responsible ADULTS then open a friggin bookstore instead.

The parental advisory is right there on the front, so the parents can damn well blame themselves.

I'm not surprised the library isn't rolling over either; if they removed everything with content similar to this, such as, say... paperback novels all the grannys of America would be up in arms faster than you can say 'Fabio'.

My local library has their adult and regular manga separate. Regular manga is in the teens section, adult manga are upstairs in their own little world next to the fantasy books. I believe there is also a system in place that when someone registers a card they are required to put their date of birth. Than the system wont let them check out the more racy books that are listed as above their age range.

I liked the reply from the library. It basically said, "Hey, someone wanted this book and requested it. If they're going to read the thing, then there must be a market out there where other people will also read it. Furthermore, just like the television and computer, you should be watching what your kid rents. Happy parenting!"

Excellent. I like that the library stood their ground. This man has the right to be as upset as he wants to be, but he's taking it up with the wrong people.

Policy is policy, and once again, the parents are at fault for not paying attention to what their children do in their day-to-day lives.

Captcha: Take an Umbrella

I shall, Captcha! Thank you. I'm going to need an umbrella for all the crying people like this guy do.

Oh cool, I actually I live in King County.

As for KCLS, good on them for standing firm. Limiting access to content should be a parent's responsibility, and if they want to relinquish that responsibility (which is certainly within their prerogative) then they shouldn't complain about the results. This father is not right to be "outraged". This father should take responsibility.

dyre:
I'm a bit confused at the "hurrr, bad parenting" comments here. What did the guy do that's bad parenting?

Set a bad example by getting upset over a comic instead of just trying to put the content in perspective ...

Were you all brought to libraries under parental escort as kids?

Nope, and I read a whole lot of adult science fiction from a young age ... which got rapey too at times.

I think a 10 year old looking at porn is wrong but it happens in fact I'd be surprised by a kid not managing to have viewed porn by age 13 and if it's going to happen no matter what then I hope happens at the library finding it there is better then where most kids get their first taste of porn the internet, at least the library has limit to the type of stuff they carry.

"Rather violent sex"...
My favourite kind.

I bet if it was two girls going at it he would not have cared nearly so much.

DwRedux:
Good going KCLS imo.

Damn straight, it's fantastic to see an organisation that is willing to stand up and state, outright and without spineless equivocation; "We are not responsible for your shitty parenting".

Who the fuck dumps a 10 year old child ANYWHERE without adult supervision? And no, shop assistants, counter staff, and librarians are not fucking supervision, if they wanted to spend their time looking after other people's squalling little flesh-spawn they would have become teachers or childcarers.

As with almost every such case, this incident is the result of a parent or guardian who knows they have failed in their own obligation and responsibility, but rather than just own up to that error and learn from it, they loudly blame anyone and everyone they can other than themselves, because then they never have to admit to themselves that their idiocy, incompetence, or apathy has led to them failing a young child they were responsible for.

Reminds me of when I was 11 and bought Eric Van Lustbader's novel "The Ninja" at a primary school fete, thinking it was all about martial arts action. Boy was I wrong! There was a lot of other action going on.

Oh come on look at that cover.. obviously this is a children friendly story

And if children can read twilight [aka porn for women] then this is certainly not far from it. This probably is better.. in many ways!

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