Hey Uppityites! Are you ready for a summer field trip? Sure you are! Grab you cameras and your binoculars and let’s head over to the Natural History Museum!
I’m your tour guide, imusthaveHillary…you can call me imust. First off, imust point out the dinosaurs in the hall to the right.
And to our left you’ll notice the Neanderthals in their habitats.
Wow! I’m sure glad we’ve evolved since those days!!! Or have we?……………..
Japanese officials on Friday condemned the heckling of a member of Tokyo’s city assembly, during a debate on support for working mothers, by male members who ridiculed her and called on her to get married.
The incident comes amid a push by the government to increase the number of working women as a way to boost the economy and illustrates deep-seated conservative attitudes in Japan, where many men still believe that a woman’s place is in the home.
City assembly member Ayaka Shiomura, 35, was talking about measures to support child raising and boost fertility during a session on Thursday when male lawmakers interrupted her with cries of “Go and get married” and “Can’t you give birth?”
Here are the
Neanderthals esteemed members of the assembly in Japan in action…..
The only thing positive about this story is there was an apparent outrage from the Japanese public.
The heckling prompted a flood of complaints to the government of Japan’s capital, which will play host to the Summer Olympic Games in 2020.
Well, I don’t know what the Olympic Games have to do with anything unless…..[gasp]…they’re worried about how this will look to the rest of the world!! On second thought, don’t worry about it Tokyo…the rest of the world is just as “evolved” as you are!
In an interview after the incident, Ayaka Shiomura had this to say:
JRT: Do you know who made the offensive remarks?
Ms. Shiomura: The jeering and laughter came from the section reserved for the Liberal Democratic Party. I submitted a request to specify and punish those who shouted the abusive words, but no one has come out to admit to it. The LDP didn’t deny the incident, but said there’s no evidence to punish anyone.
JRT: Any message for Japanese women?
Ms. Shiomura: To change the reality for women in Japan, more female politicians are needed. Also, anyone can observe the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly. Please come to make sure how the politicians you voted for actually behave in the political forum.
I agree Ms. Shiomura! I think this woman might agree with you. She knows a lot about being heckled…..
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