Impunity and the Social Fabric of Violent societies–
A junior high boy is thrown to the mat after a ‘discipline’ session by his judo instructor, with the help of the senior student and judo champion. He then, dies.
This happens time and time again in Japan, and other countries, in some form, as a way of discipline.
It goes as ‘unfortunate’ and ‘an accident’ and ‘boys will be boys.’
It goes that this is a fabric of our democratic society. This is what happens when violence is allowed and individualized. It takes the pressure off of the social/cultural fabric and system and places it on these individuals. This is also about gender. This also happens to women, girls, gay and LGBTQIQ folks as well, but is a regular and accepted ‘natural’ (supposedly) phenomena between males in most societies. We must protect women and children, but boys???
108 school judo class deaths but no charges, only silence | The Japan Times Online.