Friday, December 23, 2005

Paraphilia Phriday 4

This week, we're turning (to) Japanese. (I really think so)
Why should Greek and Latin have all the fun?

Chikan (the paraphilia, not the embroidery) refers to nonconsensual groping of people in public places. Apparently it's a big problem on the subways in Japan.
"Groping has long been a problem on crowded subways and other commuter trains in big Japanese cities like Osaka and Tokyo. Passengers are often tightly pressed against each other, an inviting environment for potential offenders.
The Japanese have tried female only subway cars, but are also trying something new:

Under the technique, a special film is pressed on the suspect's palm to collect microfibers about a few hundredths of a millimeter. The samples taken are compared with fiber samples from the suspect's clothes on a powerful microscope."

You better hope you don't put your hand down on the bench where a chikan victim had been sitting, or hope that she didn't inadvertently rub up against you in a crowded space.
And you'd better hope Joyce Gilchrist hasn't found a new job in Japan.
Jack

1 Comments:

Anonymous Osborne said...

Quite effective info, thank you for the post.
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