Japanese women have set up online fan clubs idolising the jobless student accused of murdering British teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker Tatsuya Ichihashi, 30, was arrested in Osaka in November after spending more than two-and-a-half years as a fugitive. He now faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Miss Hawker, whose body was found buried in a bath of sand on the balcony of his Tokyo apartment in March 2007.Think about the implications of this, deltas, gammas, and omegas. Women find it sexier for you to rape and kill a woman than putting them on pedestals and being a nice guy. I'm not saying that you should rape and kill anyone, but I would recommend, at the very least, dropping the nice guy routine and pushing over the pedestals.
But despite the horrific nature of the allegations, Ichihashi has become a cult hero to hundreds of Japanese fans. Social networking sites Mixi and 2Channel have been innundated with admirers who have awarded him elevated nicknames, such as Ichi-sama (Lord Ichi) and Tobo Oji (the fugitive prince). Some content themselves with lavishing him with praise while others have fantasised about having sex with him....
The Gyotoku police station where Ichihashi is awaiting trial has also been struggling to deal with a slew of fan mail - including a woman who arrived to deliver an album of dog photographs.
Women have plenty of positive attributes. But they're not angels, and when it comes to what sexually attracts them, even the nice, well-bred ones are more insanely twisted, from the male perspective, than the average serial killer. Remember, attraction isn't about logic or reason, it is instinctive and there is very little that anyone can do about it. Foot fetishists don't ask to be turned on by feet any more than women ask to be turned on by rapist-murderers. But expecting women who get a warm inner buzz from a Tobo Oji to be attracted to a nice delta who buys her flowers is about as likely as expecting the foot fetishist to be turned on by a woman with ugly feet and a perfect posterior. It's not so much wrong as it is a category error.