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September 25 2019

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September 24 2019

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European Parliament strongly condemns repression of women in Iran

«In her remarks to the session, MEP Anna Fotyga from Poland said she commended the women of Iran for their bravery, determination and will not only for their struggle for women’s rights, but for their protests against the regime.» … I feel this remark is about (illegal) regime change, rather than human rights.

Wikipedia: National Council of Resistance of Iran (redirect from NCRI women's committee)

August 28 2019

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@KongTsungGan: #SpeakOut #StayStrong; my body is not your battleground

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@KongTsungGan: So crowded now, people are telling each other to move westward, further toward Central, & it’s become a kind of purple parade. Good to see the #FuckPatriarchy sign in the crowd. #CCP & #HK power structures are patriarchy incarnate.

October 06 2018

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Japanese politician in baby row thrown out again – for sucking cough drop

“A Japanese politician who was forced to leave an assembly chamber last year after her colleagues objected to the presence of her seven-month-old child has been thrown out again for speaking while eating a cough drop.

Yuka Ogata, a member of the Kumamoto city assembly in south-western Japan, was ordered to leave the chamber last Friday after she refused to apologise for the incident – a move she believes is part of a campaign to frustrate her attempts to make the council more family-friendly.

She claimed that attitudes towards her had hardened since she took her child into the assembly last November. She had earlier asked for permission to breastfeed him in the chamber, or for daycare to be provided in the assembly building for the children of councillors, staff and visitors – requests that were rejected by the council.”

“While there is no ban on eating and drinking in the chamber, Ogata’s critics claimed she had damaged the assembly’s integrity by addressing other members with a lozenge in her mouth.

‘A lot of the people have misunderstood this as an issue related to my behaviour, which is how it has been reported in the media,’ she said. ‘This is part of a struggle between me and other councillors, most of whom are older men, to make the council more relevant to the everyday lives of ordinary people.’

Ogata was speaking at the podium when the chairman, Shinya Kutsuki, asked her if she had something in her mouth. She explained that she was sucking a lozenge because she was suffering from a cold and did not want to disrupt proceedings by coughing repeatedly.

The session was suspended while assembly members voted in favour of forming an ad hoc committee to decide how to discipline her. It composed an apology and demanded that she read it out. When Ogata refused, the committee reconvened and the chamber voted to suspend her for the rest of the day. The incident held up council business for eight hours.

‘It is unacceptable for a responsible adult to ask questions with a cough drop in their mouth,’ said the mayor of Kumamoto, Kazufumi Onishi, according to Kyodo News. “She needs to admit that she was at fault.’”

October 04 2018

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Shinzo Abe reshuffle leaves just one woman in Japanese cabinet

“…his decision to appoint one woman to the relatively low-profile role of regional revitalisation minister prompted criticism from an outgoing female minister and uncomfortable questions at his post-reshuffle press conference.

Asked why there was only one woman in his 19-member cabinet – one fewer than in his previous lineup – Abe claimed he had only just embarked on his ‘womenomics’ campaign to raise the standing of women in the workplace, although it is a cause he first championed soon after becoming prime minister in late 2012.

‘We must recognise that the ratio of women cabinet ministers is low compared with other countries, but Japan has just begun to create a society where women can be more active,’ he said. ‘I think we will nurture people who can become cabinet ministers.’

He claimed that the lone female appointee, the former career bureaucrat Katayama, had the determination of multiple women. ‘She is incredibly feisty. I know there is only one woman in this cabinet, but Ms Katayama has the presence of two or three women. I hope she will use that to promote the goal of female empowerment,’ he said, according to the Japan Times.

Seiko Noda, who was replaced as internal affairs minister by a man, said she was ‘extremely worried’ about the lack of female representation in senior positions in the party.”

Japan ranked 114th out of 144 countries in the World Economic Forum’s global gender equality rankings last year – down three places from a year earlier and the lowest among the G7 nations. The report said the poor assessment reflected the low number of women in politics.

Only 10% of MPs in Japan’s lower house are women, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union.”

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was officially sworn in on November 4th, 2015, gives a very simple answer as to why he decided to have 15 men and 15 women on his cabinet. (via in-allah-we-believe.tumblr.com)

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September 26 2018

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世界の子供たちに向かって「あなたの物語を聞かせて」と呼びかけるBTSと、日本の女子に「どんなに勉強できても愛されなきゃ意味がない」と歌わせる秋元康。あなたたち一人ひとりが主体なんだと言う韓国アイドルと、女の子はひたすら客体だと歌う日本アイドル。この日韓のコントラスト、象徴的だよな。
— @chounamoul on Twitter
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BTSと秋元康のコラボ中止は当然! 秋元の女性蔑視や極右政権との癒着が問題にならない日本のほうがガラパゴス

“…グローバルな人気を誇るBTSと秋元康氏のコラボには、多くの人が驚いたとともに、怒りをあらわにした。

問題となったシングル「Bird/FAKE LOVE/Airplane pt.2」の情報は9月13日の朝に解禁され、そこで初めて秋元氏が関わる曲が収録されると発表されたのだが、その情報が告知されるやいなやツイッターを中心にすぐさま炎上した。

BTSのファンが秋元氏とのコラボに拒否反応を示したのにはいくつか理由がある。

ひとつはもちろん、これまでの秋元氏の仕事を見てきて感じた忌避の思いだ。〈難しいことは何も考えない 頭からっぽでいい 二足歩行が楽だしふわり軽く風船みたいに生きたいんだ〉〈女の子は可愛くなきゃね 学生時代はおバカでいい〉〈女の子は恋が仕事よ ママになるまで子供でいいそれよりも大事なことは そうスベスベのお肌を保つことでしょう?〉といった歌詞を問題視されたHKT48「アインシュタインよりディアナ・アグロン」をはじめ、本サイトでも何度も取り上げているように、秋元氏の書く歌詞は近年、女性蔑視的な内容を複数回にわたって問題にされ続けているが、その女性差別的感覚がいっこうに修正される気配はない。

そういった作家性をもつ人物がBTSの歌詞を書くことでどういった楽曲が生まれるか?ということへの懸念がある。

そして、もうひとつは、BTSの歌詞における「リアルさ」に関わる問題だ。

BTSは結成段階からアイドルグループとして企画されていたものではなく、ヒップホップグループとしてオーディションされている。そういった背景も関係して、作詞や作曲にもメンバーが積極的に関わってきた。

また、「防弾少年団」というグループの名前には「10代、20代に向けられる抑圧や偏見を止め、自身たちの音楽を守り抜く」というコンセプトが含まれており、彼らの歌詞には若い世代が直面する悩みを赤裸々に歌ったものも多い。

たとえば、「No More Dream」では過酷な受験戦争に消耗して将来に夢を見出せなくなっている若者の苦悩を描き、また、「DOPE」では“三放世代”といった言葉に代表される世代間格差への憤りを歌っていたりしている。こういった内容の歌詞は、その渦中にいる若者たちの手によって書かれ、歌われるからこそ、切実な訴えとして聴衆に響く。

結局「Bird」は楽曲が公開される前にお蔵入りになってしまったため秋元氏がどのような歌詞を提供していたのかは藪の中だが、どんな内容になるにせよ、そもそも、「抑圧」を与える側の最たる存在である秋元氏が書いた言葉が、これまでBTSの楽曲にあった「リアルさ」をもち得る曲となるのかは疑問だ”

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August 07 2018

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  • sixpenceee [Aug. 5 2018]: Females in Dhaka are guarded by teenage students after several girls were raped by officials of the Bangladeshi government for protesting against dangerous roads.

  • myrandomthoughtsofrandomness: THIS! This is how change is made. Us women can only do so much, and have done alot, but real change with violence against women starts with the men and their attitude towards women. This is a perfect example. It’s a huge step in the right direction.

  • xlittleblackheartx: Why is this not in the news.

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August 03 2018

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lightofthearyans: Group of Iranian girls outside their school, pre-Islamic Revolution.

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moderncacophony: A young woman at a party in Tehran, Iran, in the 1970s.

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August 02 2018

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Countless studies have since shown that exposure to pornography desensitizes men to violence against women, often shaping their sexuality in such a way that they become unable to experience arousal without some element of dominance or violence. The evidence has been so damning that, at times, universities have refused to allow further research on the topic. When a study shows detrimental effects that cannot be reversed, ethics boards will often refuse similar studies to go on. This has happened repeatedly with research on the effects of pornography.
Maya Shlayen, Whose Porn, Whose Feminism (via bintalghazi.tumblr.com)

July 26 2018

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July 19 2018

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More people are concerned with why women stay in abusive relationships than why men are abusing women
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July 17 2018

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morality police in Iran

from iranian-diaspora.tumblr.com (Jul. 14 2018):

… she [Masih Alinejad] has posted multiple videos of “morality police harassing women in Iran” for their attire. She has spread the following video (i’m not tech savvy and idk how to embed videos from twitter so here’s a GIF):

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She has tweeted this video saying that the two women on the right are members of Iran’s morality police and were harassing the woman on the left for not dressing properly, so she removed her hijab in response. The women on the right are not members of Iran’s morality police and considering Alinejad has lived in Iran, she should know what members of the morality police look like:

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Women in the morality police wear dark green veils under their chadors and also wear a badge signifying their status. While I do not agree with policing women for how they dress and do not support the compulsory hijab law, I also don’t like fake, self-proclaimed activists such as Alinejad who are funded by western media outlets, which are controlled by pro-war politicians, who use and spread these lies to justify war/regime change in Iran.

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  • catchymemes: Morality Police in Iran tells a woman she’s not wearing hijab correctly. So the woman takes her hijab off completely.

  • emvampyre: Hope she’s still alive.

  • iranian-diaspora: These women are not morality police, they are regular civilians. This lie was spread by Masih Alinejad, who receives funding from Western media outlets which are controlled by anti-Iran politicians who advocate for war with and regime change in Iran.

  • iranian-diaspora: Here is another propagandist lie spread by Masih Alinejad. Again, she falsely labels the three women on the right as morality police, despite being fully aware of what morality police look like. These women are just regular civilians. Again, I do not agree with policing women for how they dress, and Iranian women should be free to dress how they want, but these lies are peak western-feminism, which appropriates misogyny in Iran to justify regime change wars for installing favorable puppet dictators, and imperialism.

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June 25 2018

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awwww-cute: Saudi police officers handing out roses to women drivers (today is the first day they can drive legally)

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