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Violence Against Women 女性に対して暴力

Violence Against Women 女性に対して暴力

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Journal for 2005-12-8 Thu..
Weather: Snowy Plan: Akagi JHS

Since this is Human Rights Week in Japan I talked about violence against women today in my favorite 9th grade elective English class. I think it is very important to educate everyone about violence against women, it is a worldwide problem. Yet, we don't talk about it in school. We act as if there is no problem at all. The state of women's rights in Japan today is like that of the U.S. in the 1950s. They don't have a large women's rights movement here yet.

天気: 雪 行事: 赤来中


Today's Kanji
Meaning (意味): cooked rice, meal

Chinese Reading (音読み):
Reading Romaji
Japanese Reading (訓読み):
Reading Romaji
Vocabulary (単語):
Word Reading Romaji Translation
赤飯せきはんsekihanred rice (beans and mochi) for auspicious occasions
残飯ざんぱんzanpanfood scraps
炊飯器すいはんきsuihankirice cooker
日常茶飯事にちじょうさはんじnichijousahanjieveryday occurences

Trevor Lalish-Menagh
  • They do have a large woman's rights movement, it's just not an American-version of it... but even within the U.S., many minority women felt that the Women's Lib movement was a movement mainly for white suburban Americans and not for all women (see "womanism" for example.)

    It's great that you talked about it in class...I think that more people should do that...next, try and teach your male kids to respect women and not sexually harass them. >.
    • I will certainly try my best to teach my boys to respect women. It is very important to me.

      Can you provide me with some links to the Japanese Women's Rights Movement? I haven't been able to find much, and I am quite interested in it.

      I agree, the original Women's Lib. movement was focused on the white suburban 1950's female archtype, but the movement today, especially the Equal Rights Movement has a further reaching vision, not only for all women, but all people regardless of sex, race, or sexual orientation.
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