Shinola not ‘Shine’


Japanese Prime Minister Abe can’t tell "Shine" from "Shinola."…Shit from Shinola


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  1. Sexist shouts interrupt Tokyo lawmaker in mothering debate | 19 Jun 2014 17:02
    Sexist jeers from governing party members on Thursday repeatedly interrupted a Tokyo assemblywoman during a debate about how to support child-rearing women in a country facing a population crisis
    Ayaka Shiomura, 35, was questioning senior figures in the city administration on plans to help current and future mothers when abuse erupted from seats occupied by members of the Liberal Democratic Party of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
    Shouts of "Why don’t you get married?" and "Are you not able to have a baby?" could be heard as she spoke, said fellow assembly member Shun Otokita, of Shiomura’s opposition Your Party.
    Shiomura continued her questioning, despite being reduced to tears, said Otokita.

  2. Here We Go Again …

    With no maternity leave, Osaka assemblywoman harassed for giving birth
    The Asahi Shimbun / June 27, 2014

    OSAKA–After Mayu Murakami became the first incumbent Osaka city assembly member to give birth, her colleagues called her a selfish rule-breaker, a remuneration thief and a betrayer of the public.
    According to Murakami’s accounts, one assemblyman yelled at her, “You should apologize to voters for having a baby.”
    Treatment of women in Japan became a hot topic after Ayaka Shiomura, a Tokyo metropolitan assemblywoman, was targeted by sexist heckling during her presentation on measures to increase the birthrate.
    Now, Murakami and other female politicians are speaking out about what they describe as a structural defect in local politics that works against women trying to juggle motherhood and a political career and can lead to incessant harassment.
    The key problem, they say, is that most local assemblies in Japan still do not have a maternity leave system.

    no maternity leave Osaka assemblywoman harassed

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