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Tokyo women call for 'sex strike' over sexist gubernatorial candidate

Post by Guest on Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:53 pm


One Tokyo-based Twitter campaign group has billed itself as 'the association of women who will not have sex with men who vote for Masuzoe'. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

A group of women in the Japanese capital are threatening a 'sex boycott' against any man who votes for Yoichi Masuzoe in this weekend's gubernatorial election, in protest at the front-runner's claim that menstruation makes women unfit for government.

A Tokyo-based Twitter campaign group – which bills itself as "the association of women who will not have sex with men who vote for Masuzoe" – has garnered almost 3,000 followers since it launched last week.

The founders, who remain anonymous, say in their profile: "We have stood up to prevent Mr Masuzoe, who makes such insulting remarks against women [from being elected] … We won't have sex with men who will vote for Mr Masuzoe."

The 65-year-old former political scientist became a celebrity through TV chatshows before getting involved in politics in 2001. In 1989, he told a men's magazine that it would not be proper to have women at the highest level of government because their menstrual cycle makes them irrational.

"Women are not normal when they are having a period … You can't possibly let them make critical decisions about the country [during their period] such as whether or not to go to war," he said.

Masuzoe has the backing of the conservative ruling party of the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and is seen as likely to beat his nearest rival, Moriyoshi Hosokawa, a former prime minister who is standing on an anti-nuclear platform, in the elections to become Tokyo governor.

All 16 candidates in the poll are men, with many of them in their 60s or older.

But Masuzoe's comments about women, as well as other controversial remarks on taxing the older people, have resulted in a backlash.

Another website was launched on Wednesday by a group of women also seeking to prevent him from becoming Tokyo governor. The site has attracted 75,000 hits a day and 2,800 people have signed its petition.

"Masuzoe is an enemy of women … He doesn't love Japan. He loves only himself," said one comment on the site, by a woman who identified herself as Etsuko Sato.

On the Twitter campaign feed, a post by manatowar3 said: "I'm an old man. But I cannot tolerate him [Masuzoe] from a man's point of view."

Despite high levels of education, many women in Japan leave career jobs when they have children, and social pressures to be the homemaker remain strong.

There are very few women in senior political positions – Abe's 19-member cabinet has only two – and company boards are overwhelmingly male.

Speaking in Davos, Switzerland, last month, he pledged that 30% of leading positions would be occupied by women by 2020. But most observers suggest this target is unlikely to be met.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/07/tokyo-women-sex-strike-yoichi-masuzoe

Politics or sex??? I wonder which way the vote will go

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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:05 pm

://?roflmao?/: ://?roflmao?/: ://?roflmao?/: 

I think Brazilian women did something like this recently -- I bet it works.

http://music.bababrinkman.com/track/dont-sleep-with-mean-people

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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:09 pm

Ever heard of Lysistrata by Aristophanes, worked for them, play I was in back in the 60s. Although it was writting in 411 BC it was bloody funny.

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:26 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:://?roflmao?/: ://?roflmao?/: ://?roflmao?/: 

I think Brazilian women did something like this recently -- I bet it works.

http://music.bababrinkman.com/track/dont-sleep-with-mean-people

Not a tactic you guys ever seem prepared to adopt

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:15 pm

feelthelove wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:://?roflmao?/: ://?roflmao?/: ://?roflmao?/: 

I think Brazilian women did something like this recently -- I bet it works.

http://music.bababrinkman.com/track/dont-sleep-with-mean-people

Not a tactic you guys ever seem prepared to adopt

 lol! 

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Post by Cass on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:32 am

whatever happened to the old standby "not tonight I have a headache"

I mean do we have to unionize now? I am already tired

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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:38 am

feelthelove wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:://?roflmao?/: ://?roflmao?/: ://?roflmao?/: 

I think Brazilian women did something like this recently -- I bet it works.

http://music.bababrinkman.com/track/dont-sleep-with-mean-people

Not a tactic you guys ever seem prepared to adopt

Imagine how small the world population might be if we men had that kind of control  ::roglol:: ::roglol:: ::roglol:: 

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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:50 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:
feelthelove wrote:

Not a tactic you guys ever seem prepared to adopt

Imagine how small the world population might be if we men had that kind of control  ::roglol:: ::roglol:: ::roglol:: 

I'm sure you boys could summon up the will power if it was in return for something you really wanted or believed in

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Post by labour revival on Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:07 pm

feelthelove wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:://?roflmao?/: ://?roflmao?/: ://?roflmao?/: 

I think Brazilian women did something like this recently -- I bet it works.

http://music.bababrinkman.com/track/dont-sleep-with-mean-people

Not a tactic you guys ever seem prepared to adopt

Well actually I did withhold my amorous intentions from Mrs Revival for a whole 3 days. She cracked in the end. It was pitiful to watch she was desperate the poor woman.

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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:20 pm

labour revival wrote:
feelthelove wrote:

Not a tactic you guys ever seem prepared to adopt

Well actually I did withhold my amorous intentions from Mrs Revival for a whole 3 days. She cracked in the end. It was pitiful to watch she was desperate the poor woman.

A whole three days????! That's what I call will power, respect  lol!

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