Rokudenashiko fined for 3D Manko distribution but NOT GUILTY of obscenity for exhibiting Pussy Art in Japan

The fight continues for Rokudenashiko even after her historical win. Today, the artist was found not guilty of obscenity for displaying her deco-man figurines, but fined 400,000 yen ($3400 USD) for distributing the 3D vector files of her genitalia as a crowdfunding reward. The reasons given for this decision? The decorated pussies were identified as “pop art” and said not to immediately suggest female genitalia. As for the 3D files, the court didn’t think the “artistic merit” of the action canceled out the sexually titillating nature of the data.

While celebrating the first legal recognition given to pussy art in Japan, the world-renown vag artist and activist still has work to do. “The ruling explained my artwork was OK because it didn’t look like real female genitals,” she said at a press release after the verdict was announced, “It still says genitalia are obscene objects.”

Ignoring the vaginal aspect of the artwork misses the point. In order to destroy the taboo surrounding manko and achieve full equality of all genitals, the Japanese court should be able to recognize the pussy and the playfulness with which Rokudenashiko has portrayed it. The vagina should also be able to stand alone as part of a woman’s body, not be categorized exclusively as an obscene sexual object.  

We’ll continue to support and fight alongside Rokudenashiko, and can’t wait to celebrate with her during her FREE MANKO tour (which starts this week)! Congratulations! #FREEMANKO

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massive-goods:

Announcing a job opportunity at MASSIVE GOODS in New York City! 

Position: Office Manager/Marketing Associate

Job Description: Candidate will be joining a dynamic but small team at MASSIVE, which specializes in publishing, fashion, merchandising and international licensing. We’re looking, therefore, for someone who is comfortable assuming a variety of roles, from the most menial office tasks to high-level strategic thinking. Candidate must be able to troubleshoot, think on their toes, and be comfortable with transgressive, adult, and sometimes controversial artwork.

Terms: This is a part-time position beginning with a 3 month freelance trial at the end of which we will review the possibility of full-time employment.

Requirements:

  • Located in the New York City area
  • English fluency
  • Web Literacy
  • Proficiency in different communication styles, most notably: email, promotional copy, social media.
  • Must be very organized, and able to track own progress
  • Ability to understand database systems
  • Proficiency in “Office” programs (documents, spreadsheets, presentations)
  • Competency in WordPress, Tumblr and other similar platforms
  • Engagement and interest in queer and feminist art, design and media

Added bonus if:

  • Candidate possesses background in fashion, design, publishing, comics, manga, and/or Japanese culture
  • Candidate understands Japanese language
  • Candidate understands web analytics
  • Candidate has proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite

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Announcing a job opportunity at MASSIVE GOODS in New York City!...



Announcing a job opportunity at MASSIVE GOODS in New York City! 

Position: Office Manager/Marketing Associate

Job Description: Candidate will be joining a dynamic but small team at MASSIVE, which specializes in publishing, fashion, merchandising and international licensing. We’re looking, therefore, for someone who is comfortable assuming a variety of roles, from the most menial office tasks to high-level strategic thinking. Candidate must be able to troubleshoot, think on their toes, and be comfortable with transgressive, adult, and sometimes controversial artwork.

Terms: This is a part-time position beginning with a 3 month freelance trial at the end of which we will review the possibility of full-time employment.

Requirements:

  • Located in the New York City area
  • English fluency
  • Web Literacy
  • Proficiency in different communication styles, most notably: email, promotional copy, social media.
  • Must be very organized, and able to track own progress
  • Ability to understand database systems
  • Proficiency in “Office” programs (documents, spreadsheets, presentations)
  • Competency in WordPress, Tumblr and other similar platforms
  • Engagement and interest in queer and feminist art, design and media

Added bonus if:

  • Candidate possesses background in fashion, design, publishing, comics, manga, and/or Japanese culture
  • Candidate understands Japanese language
  • Candidate understands web analytics
  • Candidate has proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite

PLEASE SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER IN BODY OF EMAIL TO MASSIVE.MERCH-AT-GMAIL.COM WITH “[YOUR FULL NAME] POSITION CANDIDATE” IN THE SUBJECT HEADING.

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