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The article below is very important and please read the whole text of the reference source. The article reports the reality that overwhelmingly male-dominated Japanese society disempowers women and they cannot express fear and uncomfortable feeling.
The current Japanese society is very difficult to live in, regardless of sex. As the society is dominated by men, women are left to bear the burden and children have to bear further burden.
According to the article, only 8.3 percent of high school girls answered “I feel that I like what I am.” We can see that both boy and girl students have remarkably low self-acceptance.
Typical people who have low self-acceptance are Netouyo (Japanese neo-nationalists). Their sense of discrimination derives from dissatisfaction and anger towards themselves. They always look for an attack target and when they find a vent for their dissatisfaction, they take action to relieve their feelings.
The reference source says “if you feel it difficult to live as a woman, it’s because this society has a thought in which you are taken lightly and despised as a woman. I agree with this opinion. And yet this is not just limited to women.
The article mentions a flyer about sex crimes in evacuation centers, but in the first place, this kind of problem arises because evacuees in Japan are treated more badly than refugees and people who are forced to live in evacuation centers are not be treated as humans. In short, the ruling elites never treat the people as humans.
It is a fact that in male-dominate Japanese society, women’s human rights and dignity are far more made light of and discriminated than those of men. Furthermore, I doubt how many people pay attention to children’s human rights and dignity.
Most husbands who use violence against wives see their wives or children as their property.
In the same way, many parents think their children belong to them. For example, they think that it is a legitimate right for parents to read children’s diaries without their permission. They never think of respecting children’s personality and feelings. They seem to think that children who don’t want parents to read their diaries are cheeky. This is a proof that such parents are immature as humans
However young your children are, if you cannot treat then with respect as an equal footing with you, I don’t think that you are qualified as a parent. If children had been raised properly, we would never have seen such a great number of children with low-level sense of self-acceptance.
Taking this in consideration, I recommend that you chant Gayatri Mantra and Mantra of Love as the most effective prescription.
November 3, 2019
Shanti-phula has indicated some parts of the following text in black bold-faced type or in red letters.
English translation of an excerpt from a Japanese article: Daily Shinchou– November 1, 2019 –
“A man follows me to the bathroom” or “A man stares at me breast-feed my baby”
Sex crimes in evacuation centers are “not that a big problem”?
When there was an earthquake in Kumamoto in 2016, Kumamoto City Gender Equality Center “Haamoni” produced flyers on sex crimes for afflicted people who were forced to live as evacuees. They gave case examples of victimization by sex crimes in Han-Shin Awaji Earthquake disaster.
<I made a changing room with cardboard. I was peeped at from above. (13-16 year-old girls)>
<I was told by an adult man to kiss him in the evacuation center. He followed me to the bathroom. (6-12 year-old girls)>
<Men gaze me breastfeed my child. (A woman in her 30s)>
The flyer devotes a lot of space to urge women to defend themselves as follows.
<Take care of yourself>
<Don’t act alone>
<Don’t turn a blind eye or don’t pretend ignorance; Help each other>
Such flyer which just urges women to protect themselves and lacks warning to perpetrators would probably have a message which says:“We can do nothing about sex crimes. If you don’t defend yourself, nobody can be blamed.”
When such message unmaliciously sent out reaches readers, they feel that the message suggests that women’s human rights and dignity are far more looked down on and discriminated against than those of men.
In the society which disempowers women, if women are repeatedly told by those in a better position that “you are wrong,” it would be difficult to continue to brush it off.
In the questionnaire about discrimination by sex and the article about self-affirmation, both of which are intended for high-school girls, they answered that they daily witness or experience discrimination by sex in media and on the Internet, and only 8.3 percent of girls answered “I feel I like myself as what I am.”
Additionally, in the two questions of “I think I am a person of value”and “I am satisfied with me as I am,” 14.1 percent of boys and 5.3 percent of girls answered“Yes” and 12 percent of boys and 5.6 percent of girls answered“Yes,” respectively.
The correlation between the two figures sounds like the scream of children who believe that “I suffer because I am wrong as a woman.”
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