We May Have Problems, But at Least We're Not Jailing Artists for 3-D Printing Their Vaginas

  • Aired:  07/24/14
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The arrest of a female artist in Japan highlights the genitalia double standard in Japanese culture. (4:42)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

NOW, IT TURNS OUT NEW YORK ISNOT THE ONLY PLACE DEALING WITH

THE REGIONAL CULTURE SPECIFICCRIME. JAPAN, WHERE ARTIST

MEGUMI IGARASHI WASARRESTED LAST WEEK FOR

DISTRIBUTING PLANS TO 3-D PRINTMODELS OF HER OWN VAGINA,

THUS BREAKING JAPANESEOBSCENITY LAWS.

HUH?

FIRST OF ALL, JAPAN HASOBSCENITY LAWS?

YOU ARRESTED HER FOR THAT?

I MEAN, COME ON.

YOU GOT HAVE A BACK-UP VAGINA INCASE THE FIRST ONE CRASHES.

IT'S JUST COMMON SENSE.

IGARASHI'S CASE IS THE SUBJECTOF OUR NEW SEGMENT, "WE MAY HAVE

PROBLEMS BUT AT LEAST WE'RE NOTJAILING ARTISTS FOR 3-D PRINTING

THEIR VAGINAS," BROUGHTTO YOU BY DECADES OF DEEP SEXUAL

REPRESSION AND FISHCAKES.

MMM.

FISHCAKES.

NOW, YOU'RE PROBABLYWONDERING, WHY WOULD SOMEONE

SELL 3-D MODELS OF THEIR VAGINA?

WELL, DUH. [LAUGHTER]

TO RAISE MONEY TO 3-DPRINT AN EVEN BIGGER MODEL OF

HER VAGINA,SPECIFICALLY A VAGINA-SHAPED

BOAT, WHICH IF I'M NOTMISTAKEN IS ALSO THE PLOT OF

"FIELD OF DREAMS."

I NEVER SAW IT. AH MAYBE...

NOW, IGARASHI HAS SINCE BEENRELEASED FROM JAIL.

BUT THAT'S NOT THE REAL STORYHERE.

THE REAL STORY IS THAT THISHAPPENED IN JAPAN, A COUNTRY

WHOSE TELEVISION PROGRAMMINGINCLUDES SUCH CLASSICS AS "GUYS

IN THEIR UNDERWEAR SPINNING AGIANT WHEEL THAT SLOWLY

UNDRESSES A WOMAN, AND WOMENCOMPETEING TO SEE HOW MUCH

CHANGE THEY CAN HOLD IN THEIRCLEAVAGE."

APPARENTLY THAT'S TOTALLY COOL.

[LAUGHTER]INCIDENTALLY, JAPAN,

CONGRATULATIONS ON INVENTINGSOMETHING SOMEHOW MORE DEMEANING

THAN ACTUAL PORNOGRAPHY.

PLEASE TAKE THAT PICTURE DOWNBEFORE SOMEONE BUYS THE AMERICAN

RIGHTS TO THAT SHOW.

I DON'T GET HOW A COUNTRYCHEIFLY FAMOUS FOR SUPERIOR

TECHNOLOGY, AND LET'S CALL ITCREATIVE SEXUALITY, HAS SEEN THE

PERFECT COMBINATION OF THOSE TWOTALENTS AND DECIDED, NO, THAT'S

TOO FAR.

ON THE JAPANESE PERVOMETER, THEVAGINA BOAT IS PRACTICALLY A

DISNEY WORLD RIDE.

BY THE WAY, YOU SHOULD SEE THELINE AT THAT RIDE.

[LAUGHTER]HERE'S WHAT REALLY GETS ME,

JAPAN, IT'S NOT THAT I LOVEVAGINA-THEMED BOATS,

ALTHOUGH, YES, I DO KEEP ONEDOWN THE SHORE. NO, WHAT GETS ME

IS YOUR PUBLIC DISPLAY OFGENITAL DOUBLE STANDARD.

>> EVERY SPRING IN JAPAN, PEOPLETRAVEL TO KAWASAKI FOR A

FESTIVAL THAT IS LIKE NO OTHER.CALLED THE FESTIVAL OF THE

STEEL PHALLUS. AS IN ERECTPENIS.

THE FESTIVAL FEATURES PEOPLEMARCHING AND DANCING THROUGH THE

STREETS, PARADING AROUNDGIGANTIC PENIS SHAPED MIKOSHI.

>> Jon: LOOK, HEY, I UNDERSTANDTHESE PENISES ARE PROUD OF THEIR

CULTURE, BUT DO THEY HAVE TO BESO LOUD AND HAVE A PARADE?

COME ON.

THAT'S MY NEW CHARACTER, GUY WHOIS PREJUDICE AGAINST PENIS

CULTURE.

JAPAN, YOU ARRESTED A WOMAN FOR3-D PRINTING HER VAGINA, BUT

YOU GAVE DICKS THEIR OWNHOLIDAY.

[LAUGHTER]I GUESS IF YOU COMMUTE TO THE

DONG PARADE IN YOUR VAGINA BOAT,YOU GO TO JAIL.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINSTVAGINAS?

>> THE LEGEND GOES AS SUCH: AWOMAN HAD A DEMONIC PENIS-EATING

VAGINA THAT REMAINED UNDEFEATEDUNTIL A BLACKSMITH INVENTED AN

INDESTRUCTIBLE IRON PHALLUS THATSHATTERED THE DEMON'S TEETH.

[LAUGHTER]>> I COULD SEE HOW THAT WOULD

LEAVE SOME ILL FEELINGS.

ALL RIGHT.

LOOK, JAPAN, I DON'T WANT TOTELL YOU HOW THE RUN YOUR

COUNTRY, BUT JUST THINK ABOUT ITTHIS WAY: AMERICA HAS A LONG

TRADITION OF ALLOWING ITS FEMALEARTISTS TO EXPRESS THEIR

INNERMOST THOUGHTS.

AND AS A RESULT, WE DON'T SPEND51 WEEKS A YEAR STORING A GIANT

STEEL DICK IN OUR GARAGE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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