Yukino Yamamoto pursued an editing career in Tokyo's publishing industry until 2011 when she founded her own company, Rikka Press. She was a long-time member of the feminist Anti-Pornography and Prostitution Research Group (APP).
Caroline Norma is a senior research fellow at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia.
Ruwan Dep Weerasinghe (translator) completed a Bachelor of International Studies at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), which included a studentship under Norma's supervision in 2011. Weerasinghe holds professional interpreting qualifications in Japanese and other languages, and now works for a travel company in Sri Lanka.
The authors examined two pornographic film series produced in Japan in the first decade of the twenty-first century, as well as their DVD box cover advertising copy. Additionally, and crucially, these data were examined in light of online forum posts made by the producers and consumers of the two film series before, during and after their production. These posts indicate consumer-producer cooperation and collaboration in all aspects of the series’ planning and execution, in addition to consumer involvement in the perpetration of the filmed sex acts and abuses themselves. The discussion of the article emphasizes the accelerating effect of online collaboration between pornographic film producers and consumers regarding the severity of harms then visited upon female victims. It was noted that these victims are most often women in the sex industry. The article further highlights the (consumer) demand-pull effect that online forums have on the production and dissemination of pornography, in contrast to (producer) supply-push effects that have been emphasized in other feminist anti-pornography research.
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Yamamoto, Yukino; Norma, Caroline; and Weerasinghe, Ruwan Dep (2018) "Consumer Involvement in Japanese Pornography Production," Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence: Vol. 3: Iss. 2, Article 9. https://doi.org/10.23860/dignity.2018.03.02.09
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