Thursday, November 18, 2004
Take my life, but please don't sexually abuse me.
The The Japan Times Online "Deaikei Sites" otherwise known as Japanese internet escort sites.
"Sex crimes of this nature have generally been associated with deaikei sites," Shukan Bunshun hears from a journalist. "But lately the deaikei sites are being more closely regulated" -- forcing sexual prowlers to look elsewhere for vulnerable victims. And who is more vulnerable than a would-be suicide afraid to die alone?"
Yui wanted to die. She had slashed her wrist, had hanged herself -- but to no avail. At her wits' end, she checked into a Web suicide site. On the site's bulletin board she posted a message. "Would anyone," she inquired "like to join a despairing high-school girl in death?"
Yui, unemployed and in her 20s, encountered a woman who agreed to die with her on one of the Deaikei Sites. They arranged to meet at Tokyo Station, but when Yui arrived she was accosted instead by three young men.
"It was horrible . . . humiliating . . . "
Far more humiliating and horrible than trolling for a suicide buddy on the Japenses version of Craigslists for the suicidal, but luckily there is a happy ending of sorts.
Soon after her brush with a serial rapist, Yui killed herself with another man she met from the Deaikei Sites.
You've got to dig a goal oriented chick like that.