Firstly, let me set the backdrop to today's topic... So, there's a YouTube video made by two J-Vloggers, SharlaInJapan and Rachel&Jun about their experiences with sexual harassment in Japan, something that unfortunately does happen. I'll post the vlog below:
And as I was watching the video, I was also reading through the comments... Oh boy.
So, I found another vlogger that I watch (Sophie)'s comment saying that she had also experienced sexual harassment on her trip to Japan. Now, on this comment there were a lot of people saying they were sorry that happened, etc. And I also happened to stumble upon this comment...
In this comment, he states that "noisy girls" should be raped because they're "so annoying". (He later goes on to reinforce that this is, in fact, exactly what he is trying to imply)
In an earlier reply to another user, he states that he likes "old fashioned morals and values" and that these "noisy girls" don't deserve respect because they don't adhere to these morals and values he holds so dear.
Okay, so, I responded:
Nothing overly aggressive, nothing even insulting, just stating that I was concerned about his mentality. And he then went on to say that if these girls get raped, it's an act of 'karma'.
Now, I've sat an A level in World Religions, in which we covered Buddhism as our chosen faith. I know what Karma actually is, and I know that someone being raped for being noisy is not "Karma". In the West, we seem to have mistranslated the meaning to be "what goes around comes around". But even by this Western translation of Karma, his comment still doesn't make any sense. What exactly is his point here? Who knows, but he certainly doesn't seem to care that he's wishing rape on people.
So again, I reply:
And of course, the age-old Family Guy reference. The typical neckbeard basement-dweller response when you run out of anything even remotely intelligent to say. Again, I reply, implying that he must be a troll account and that he cannot actually be serious.