保守系な日本女性へ：一日も早く、離婚しなさい。 To all conservative Japanese women: Get divorced as soon as possible
To all Japanese women:
Are you socially independent?
Are you free?
Do you love the person you really want to love?
Do you really want a child?
How many children do you really want?
How do you imagine your life?
Are you afraid of separation? Why?
Are you afraid of aging? Why?
Are you afraid of not being a good mother? Why?
Are you afraid of not being a good partner? Why?
Are you really living your life?
Are you afraid of your mother?
Are you afraid to be alone?
Can you imagine loving a woman?
Can you imagine living with a woman?
Answer these questions honestly for yourself alone. Do not lie to yourself.
And change your life, your society.
An alle japanischen Frauen:
Bist Du sozial unabhängig?
Bist Du frei?
Liebst Du die Person, die Du wirklich lieben möchtest?
Willst Du wirklich ein Kind?
Wieviel Kinder willst Du wirklich?
Wie stellst Du Dir Dein Leben vor?
Hast Du Angst vor Trennung? Warum?
Hast Du Angst vor dem Altern? Warum?
Hast Du Angst, keine gute Mutter zu sein? Warum?
Hast Du Angst, keine gute Partnerin zu sein? Warum?
Lebst Du wirklich Dein Leben?
Hast Du Angst vor Deiner Mutter?
Hast Du Angst alleine zu sein?
Kannst Du Dir vorstellen eine Frau zu lieben?
Kannst Du Dir vorstellen mit einer Frau zusammen zu leben?
Beantworte für Dich alleine diese Fragen ehrlich. Keine Selbstlügen.
Und verändere Dein Leben, Deine Gesellschaft.
Is Japan’s Kyushu really ‘sexist’? Local business federation investigates
March 8, 2022
FUKUOKA — Society in Japan’s Kyushu region is often perceived as sexist, male-dominated and misogynistic. A local business group decided to study and quantify these alleged gender attitudes, and the results were not encouraging: Kyushu was third worst among 11 regions in the country. The study also unearthed the dire local repercussions of leaving gender disparity unaddressed.
“It’s amazing that you can do so much work even though you’re a mother!” This was one bit of “praise” meted out to a female office worker in her 40s by a coworker after she was transferred to Fukuoka Prefecture from the Kansai region. She was taken aback by the comment. In her mind, she objected, “Is it only women who have to handle child care and housework?” Her mental monologue added, “This is real male chauvinism.” Since then, she has been bothered by the “superiority” of the men she encounters at work.
A 2015 awareness survey conducted by the Cabinet Office asked respondents about their “ideal family,” and the prefecture with the highest percentage of men who answered “the husband works while the wife keeps the home” was Fukuoka, at 51.9%
Meanwhile, social media is flooded with women’s complaints about “Kyushu men” for doing no housework or child care, and being negative about women working. In 2016, the hashtag “#Kyushu de Josei-toshite Ikirukoto” (living as a woman in Kyushu) trended on Twitter.
In 2021, the Kyushu Economic Federation, an association of about 1,000 companies in Kyushu, launched a study to quantify the gender gap. They referred to the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index, which ranked Japan 120th out of 156 countries.
Dividing the country into 11 regions, the federation quantified 15 items in four areas: economy, education, health, and politics. When the overall results are shown on an index of 0 to 1 (the closer to 0, the greater the gender gap), Kyushu came out at 0.648, the third-largest gap. Conversely, the smallest disparity was 0.671, in Okinawa, followed by 0.661 in the southern Kanto region, which includes Tokyo.
Kyushu Railway Co. (JR Kyushu) human resources director Yoshiyuki Haramaki, who chaired the group that worked out the data, recalled, “‘I knew it’ was the impression of the members.” He added, “If there’s a disparity, it may affect the hiring of talented women. We hope that companies in Kyushu will consider measures to eliminate the gap.”
According to the federation’s calculations, the gender gap is larger in Hokkaido at 0.636 and in the Tokai region at 0.643, indicating that the problem is not limited to the southernmost of Japan’s main islands.
Machiko Ito, professor emeritus of gender theory at Tohoku University of Community Service and Science, commented, “It can be seen as a disparity between Tokyo and other regions. Especially areas with large gender gaps in politics have a stronger sense of not letting women make decisions.”
What happens to a region if the local gender gap is left unaddressed? Kanako Amano, a senior demographics researcher at NLI Research Institute, analyzed the flow of people moving into and out of urban areas, centering on Tokyo and rural areas, and pointed out that “the larger the gender gap, the greater the outflow of young women from the region.”
Tracking the movement of people in and out of each prefecture based on the Basic Resident Registration System, the net number of new female residents has surpassed male move-ins since 2009 in Tokyo, where newcomers continue to exceed those leaving. This shows that Tokyo is attracting women from all over the country.
On the contrary, Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kyushu, and northern Kanto stand out as regions with a far higher ratio of women leaving than arriving. In Hokkaido, women accounted for about 90% of net population outflow from 2019 to 2021. All these regions were on the federation’s list of worst gender disparity gaps.
Amano predicted, “Currently, companies and diverse occupations where women can work comfortably are overwhelmingly located in Tokyo, and the outflow of women from rural areas will accelerate.”
She then warned, “The number of children in a region depends on the number of women, and the Tokyo area currently has a high birthrate, while birthrates decline in rural areas is accelerating. Neglecting gender disparity will lead to local populations and cultures disappearing.”
Professors estimate gender gap indexes for Japan prefectures
March 8, 2022
A group of Japanese professors revealed an estimate of gender gap indexes for Japan’s 47 prefectures to call attention to the inequality between men and women across Japan ahead of International Women’s Day on Tuesday.
The indexes, calculated based on 28 items from government statistics and other data, rank the prefectures by gender equality in the areas of politics, administration, education and economy. The closer the figure is to one, the smaller the gender gap.
Tokyo, where about 30 percent of metropolitan assembly members are women, topped the list in politics but has room for improvement, with its index standing at 0.292.
The results underscore the slow progress in women’s political participation in Japan. The country placed 147th out of more than 150 countries surveyed on political empowerment in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index for 2021.
“A big gender gap means women are given less opportunities for education and employment, which in turn leads to a less chance to reflect their voices in society,” said Mari Miura, a professor of political science at Sophia University who leads the group.
“That is a problem from the viewpoint of basic human rights.”
Kanagawa, near Tokyo, and Niigata, northwest of the capital, were second and third at 0.226 and 0.220, respectively.
The indexes, developed by Miura and her colleagues, drew on the same methods used to calculate the World Economic Forum’s index, the group said.
The western prefecture of Tottori came first in administration at 0.395, as its governors, including incumbent Shinji Hirai, have ramped up the appointment of women in higher roles. About 20 percent of managers and over 40 percent of members of advisory bodies in the prefecture are women.
Hokkaido in northern Japan ranked at the bottom with 0.170.
Hiroshima was the most gender-equal prefecture in education at 0.503, with about 40 percent of elementary school principals being female.
The southern island prefecture of Okinawa beat the 46 other prefectures in the area of the economy at 0.384, as it boasts a high number of female corporate presidents.
However, the group pointed out that the results should be looked at carefully as there is a trend for the degree of equality to be higher in areas where wages are low for both men and women.
Miura says it is also important to tackle the issue of regional inequality as wages and other factors, such as college entrance rates, suffer wide gaps between urban areas and the countryside.
“We hope people get to know their strengths and weaknesses by visualizing the data so they can realize gender equality in their area,” she said.
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