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Girl rejected by boy she never actually met takes revenge

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By Blaine Harvey

After having her advances spurned, a female junior high school student decided to get back at the young man she had hoped to form a friendship with. Assembling a violent mob of 20 girls, she went out for payback – and the worst part is, she and the boy had never actually met in person.

The incident began as the two were using LINE, a smartphone application that allows users to exchange messages with friends and make free data calls. The app has become a very popular form of communication in Japan and South Korea especially, where users can quickly and easily add acquaintances.

In September this year, a 14-year-old female student in Tokyo sent a contact request to a male student via the application, but it was quickly rejected by boy, who is a year older. With her pride dented, the girl was determined to make the boy pay for his sins, even though he had no reason to accept the friend request to begin with. The female student gathered a group of about 20 girls to help her seek revenge.

The LINE-using boy was hanging out in a local park with 12 other male classmates when the angry female mob surrounded them. Within moments, things turned violent.

The girls are accused of punching and kicking the boys in their faces and stomachs, with one male student suffering a broken nose and five others coming away with various minor injuries. Six of the rambunctious females were eventually arrested by the local police.

But don’t forget the other shocking element in all of this: the girl responsible for gathering the mob stated that she had indeed requested to become friends with the male student via LINE, however, she had never actually met him in person.

Source: Hachima Kiko

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

17 ( +22 / -5 )

Damn crazy unanswered.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Its easy to write off the girl at the center as being psychologically disturbed.

What I find truly shocking is that 20 other girls would be taken in by her to form a gang and beat up not only the boy in question, but unrelated boys as well. That points to deep societal issues, even if its just the society of their local community.

12 boys getting whipped by 20 girls though...that is definitely a national problem. I don't want to see overbearing macho behavior in Japanese males, but some masculinization is sorely in order. They need to learn how to cope with and end violence while also learning to never start it.

2 ( +18 / -16 )

First off, this girl is nuts! Secondly, 21 girls vs. 13 boys - C'mon men, man up!

-8 ( +13 / -21 )

Japanese women; Samurai spirit still alive in them but what about the men? hmmmmm makes you think...

-17 ( +6 / -23 )

Onna Bushi.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Take crazy, add computer, get stupid?

8 ( +10 / -2 )

So you saying 12 boys got beat up by 20 girls?

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Wow, women are scary. And it's not like they can't defend themselves but there's this very annoying thin line between defence and excessive self-defence when dealing with women and usually the men get screwed for doing anything. I know because once I tried to defend myself from a girl and then everyone turned on me.

17 ( +20 / -3 )

I find these comments regarding the guys not beating up the girls and lacking masculinity rather short-sighted and unnessecary.

If these 13 guys were actually capable of beating up an attacking mob of 21 girls, then I applaud them for not doing so. Chances are high that the case would then be turned around and regarded as a case of boys using excessive force upon girls. Half the commenters here would be angry at such cowardly guys who would beat up a group of poor girls even though they did not start it themselves.

Boys really can't do right in these kind of cases. You're either a coward for beating a girl up, or a coward for not fighting back.

Also, we are talking young teenagers here, not a coherent group of adult men with fighting/martial arts experience. Just kids who go to school, most of which will probably have never fought before nor have any desire to be in a fight, and somehow some of the commenters expect these kids to jump into fighting stances when set upon by a mob with nearly two times their numbers and beat that mob? That is a stupid and unrealistic thougt.

These girls need to be spoken to rather seriously by their parents and the cops and get some community sentences and fines. Maybe even some juvinile jailtime for the worst offenders.

32 ( +36 / -4 )

At least the guy had the right intuition (spurned her advances) that somehow this girl was risky.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

I feel the need to repeat myself:

They need to learn how to cope with and end violence while also learning to never start it.

Nothing in there about turning the tables and beating up the girls in case anyone has misunderstood me. When I was in college one guy was drunk angry and pulled out a razor knife. My friend (with way more testicular fortitude than myself) took him to the ground. I could not play the chicken any longer and so I grabbed the drunk guy's wrist to get the knife, and when he refused to let it go I use a martial arts technique to forcefully remove it. We DID NOT beat the man up. That is what I mean by "coping with violence" Even running like a dinosaur is after you is coping with violence in book.

That these teen boys got beat up by girls and failed to cope with the violence is pathetic in my opinion. About the only excuse I could afford is if a quarter of the girls had open handed martial arts training. I seriously doubt that.

I won't go into to many details, but there are very good reasons why young men should be trained on how to cope with violence, and in many places they are. Some may call me sexist. But those people I would call divorced from reality. The overwhelming majority of violent crimes are caused by men. Men have average 3 times the upper body strength of women. Its a fact, look it up. Any man who is going to protect his wife and family or himself from violent men needs to learn to cope with violence as a teen if not before. And if 12 teen boys cannot protect themselves and their friends from 20 girls even out of the blue, they are lost.

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

Have these girls been charged with assault? God lord, this girl and her friends need some serious counseling if this is how they handle rejection.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

I guess the guys didn't really fight back? What are the views on this in Japan, is it okay for a stronger male to use force against a woman if she does it?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

what was the reaction of elderly who was present in the park at the time of incident ?

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Wow, she was serious! She even knew where he was going to be hanging out and the time and brought an army with her for good measure. Good organizational skills for a bad idea.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

what

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Psychotic....

6 ( +7 / -1 )

She needs help. Serious help. To go to such measures after being rejected by a boy she never even met? That's just crazy. No-one normal does anything like that. You just move on with your life and forget your "friend request" was rejected in about 5 seconds. You don't round up a bunch of girls and go attacking him.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Typical gender double standard...If it were 20 boys who surrounded a girl and beat the crap out of her, it would be international news...but because the situation is reversed, people just laugh it off. The girl is obviously a nutbar and capable of probably much worse...what these girls did constitutes serious criminal activity

12 ( +17 / -5 )

it was 21 girls against 13 boys. And at age 14 boys are that much stronger than girls. Then there's the social taboo of beat up on women. it's no surprise it turned out the way it did.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Future "Herbal" Men, no doubt!

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Six of the rambunctious females were eventually arrested by the local police.

Rambunctious? How about violent?

Loud students in a classroom are rambunctious.

People who inflict physical harm on others, kicking them in the face, etc, are criminally violent.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

They should have knocked seven shades of snot out of the girls. Just because you are a girl don't expect to be untouchable if you start punching people.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Sounds like a bunch of ganguros. They always need attention and if you don't give to them they turn psychopath.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Best said by George Carlin, "never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups."

9 ( +9 / -0 )

There is only one answer to this problem. GENDER EQUALITY! And then everything is fine.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Jesus....If that is her response to being rejected by a boy she has never met I don't even want to imagine what she would do if a boyfriend broke up with her.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Whoa. Loony Lou and her 19 homies aside, I applaud the boys for not fighting back too. Im sure they could have done. This girl needs some serious therapy.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Wow.. to much violence against man in Japan!

1 ( +2 / -1 )

If this was boys doing to girls we would have the usual feminists here saying how hard life is for females with violent men constantly abusing them etc. Now we can see that violence is there from both sexes. Men are more violent but woman on man violence is very unreported and usually not taken seriously.

Modern society is sick, i get concerned for my kids future when i read about this type of crap going on even in Japan. These screen (smartphones, tv, PC'S , video games) are turning some kids bonkers and lacking in ability to be sociable any more. I thinbk this may be a growing problem not just girls in Japan but worldwide, i read recently about a man killing a woman because she changed her Facebook status from single to in a relationship.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

They should have knocked seven shades of snot out of the girls. Just because you are a girl don't expect to be untouchable if you start punching people.

No, they handled it the right way. Fighting violence with violence is never the answer and I am impressed that these guys didn't behave the same and start attacking these girls.

False, feminists are rather aware that there are double standards with such issues and that men suffer silently. I have voiced this on numerous threads and I agree that this kind of thing is often under reported and not taken seriously. If you look at the comments, it seems to be the men who are making such comments.

Frankly, I think these girls, and their parents, need to charged and should have to take responsibility for this. I hope the boys that were injured in all of these recover and move on with their lives. Rather shocking to be jumped like they've been, more so for the reasons here.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Probie:

" they should have knocked seven shades of snot out of the girls. "

...and they could have, seeing how much stronger physically male teenager are than females. Anybody disputing that is is just ignoring reality. However, if would have, then they would accused of violence against girls.

Face it, it is a screwed-up situation. That girl who started it needs mental help.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

A dozen boys should've managed to parry a gaggle of gals.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

You go girl ! ..oh wait...

Poor boy.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Damn, I couldn't imagine if he had broken up with her.

This young lady and her friends have some real bad anger issues...LOL

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

12 boys being overwhelmed by 20 girls? That's why boys should spend some time lifting some weight rather than holding a crap psp or wii.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

With most chat programs, you can’t have a conversation until you accept each other as contacts, so how did she know he was going to be at the park exactly then? Is there something they are not telling us?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

@Redacted ahaha so you're saying that since you were able to non-violently incapacitate ONE DRUNK GUY, by teaming up on him 2 v 1, that that proves anything at all? These guys were practically out-numbered 2 to 1 against very sober, very angry girls. The only way you could assure winning when there are 2 people against you is if you viciously go all out to defend yourself and beat the girls to a pulp.... I commend the boys for not being aggressive monsters.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Too many movies as roll models.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

RedactedbyFemiKnotseez

At age 14-15, girls are generally stronger and more mature than boys. Add to that the fact they were significantly outnumbered and it's no surprise that these boys got beat up. All your talk about martial arts techniques, men having more upper body strength than women, and your college anecdotes are ridiculous and not relevant to this case which involves middle school aged children.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

She is awesome! He wanted a junior girl (underage)... and got his but handed to him by 20 of them!

-12 ( +0 / -12 )

Aaron

The boy is only a year older than the girl and is also a junior high student. Judging by your comment you seem to think that he is much older or even an adult. And he clearly didn't want a junior girl, particularly her, since he rejected her cyber advances. So how is she awesome again?

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Most of the Japanese females I have met are very pleasant, regardless of age. But the very few nasty ones I've come across who are mothers of young children, are not people I would ever wish to cross! Totally unreasonable, viscous and would do anything to get their own way as far as their kids are concerned.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

USinJapan2:

" At age 14-15, girls are generally stronger "

At age 10-11, yes. Maybe even at age 11-12. At age 14.15? No way. Maybe it is a long time you have visited a middle school; with kids in that age group I can assure that you are wrong. By age 14-15 the hormones have kicked in, and apart from a few stragglers boys are way stronger than girls. It is not even a close match.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

WilliB

I have two kids in this age group, in Japanese schools.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

You all dont know the age of those girls.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Aaron Loki Brummett She is awesome! He wanted a junior girl (underage)... and got his but handed to him by 20 of them!

Did you even read the article? He rejected her contact request, so why would it make any sense at all to claim he was “seeking” an underage girl? Especially when they are likely in the same grade (“1 year older” 50% of the time means “6 months or more older”) and at most 1 grade apart.

What has happened here is a guy didn’t want a girl roughly his own age, and for no reason several of his friends ended up with broken body parts. And you just called her “awesome”. Way to make yourself look…less than reputable.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Girls turned feral! The boys didn't have a chance, even if they did, they wouldn't coz most boys are taught not to hit women, even as self defense. I personally know how vicious girls can be at that age, I went to an all girls school, they are definitely capable of beating up boys, although they may not be stronger, they are better at fighting because of their brutality. Something tells me this girl who wanted revenge, is spoilt at home, otherwise she would know how to handle rejection.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

My friend...

So in your case it was two of you against one attacker. In this case it was 21 versus 13. Even if each boy could have restrained a single girl they still would have been 8 girls free to beat on them.

I use a martial arts technique...

And what makes you believe any of these boys had any matrial arts training? And what if some of the girls had martial arts training? Wouldn't they have been able to counter the boys, especially since they outnumbered the boys?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

This sounds like the plot from a japanese manga or even a TV show.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

What bothers me is that the girls seems seriously disturbed, that she reacted in revenge for the boy to reject her advances, maybe she fantasized a lot with this guy without actually get to know him in person, In my junior high years when you had a crush on someone you ask a friend to help you introduce him/her and for the popular ones you had to ask directly and putting apart yourself for the guy to notice you (in other words you had to work for it) ~ in my case I was always a nerd but for a knack to make friends with all the popular guys or hot ones (maybe because I didn't have anything to lose putting my eyes on them, plus I always liked certain type of guy that was not the popular kind).

Let's suppose that the girl was convinced that the boy was a nice guy and he would accept her LINE request so when she got rejected, she was disappointed and turned all that crush into hate, the second disturbing thing is to take revenge and dragging other girls into that, meaning she's not the only girl who thinks the way she does, that their delusion of the image of the guy who is their crush is so advanced that they escape from reality.

Technology, sometimes instead to getting people together it separates them by creating a different personality online versus the real one.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Group mentality.

This girl should be sentenced to jail, be banned from using electronic devices and probably be neutered.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

I've deleted my line app....

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

IMO, well balanced males are genetically hardwired not to damage to females. When I was a bouncer I would have preferred to break up a fighting football team than two females fighting. Hard to judge if she is going to fight like a girl or fight like her brother.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Guess they must be the new herbivore men. To get beat up by a group of girls. Never would of happened in my time! So guys who insist on lock up, when you were a teen. What would of happened if you and your male friends were beat up by a group of girls? Do you really think the other male teens would of been sympathetic?

-11 ( +0 / -11 )

Might I suggest that perhaps the male student expressed his rejection in as offensive, insulting and impolite manner as possible? It strikes me that a score of friends would join in a concerted effort of intimidation for the sake of what we presume from the article is a mere rejection.

I would like to see the precise communication between the two as well as the communication between the woman to her friends. I think something inflammatory, obscene or disrespectful had been part (or had been reported as part by the aggrieved female student) of the male student's rejection in order for so many others to side with the female student. I really doubt her friends would have gone through the trouble without the motivation of a cause greater than the disappointment of a single, fragile member of the group.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

worthless:

" Might I suggest that perhaps the male student expressed his rejection in as offensive, insulting and impolite manner as possible? "

Irrelevant. That would still not be an excuse for physical violence.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Something was left out of the article... she must have known he was with 12 other boys, otherwise why would she think she needed 20 girls to assault just him? Yanki girl-gang taking on a yanki boy-gang. Gang war in the park.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Girls Jr HS, it stated. Are they still making girls go to girls shools and boys go to boys schools in Japan? Differently but girls used to become brat girls and boys to become gay boys..... Years ago. Now violent girls and defending boys. Japanese culture changes rapidly !

0 ( +0 / -0 )

In the US the only protection that young teen males need to carry is a condom...It looks like in Japan young teen males might need to start carrying bear spray or a weapon.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I stand by the girl's actions! He received a broken nose... but she received a broken heart!

-10 ( +0 / -10 )

Aaron, the boy had never even met the girl in person before. Do you accept every 'friend request' from people who you've never met and don't know? Would you get as upset and violent as this girl if you sent a total stranger an electronic request for friendship/social interaction and was denied?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

It's a guy thing. Real men don't hit women even if women are hitting them. When every pillar of gender inequality falls that one will remain, for better or worse.

I am wondering how this whole insane business came about. I do not mean the girl getting ticked off about being rejected. I mean how could she muster twenty girls to violently attack this boy and eleven other boys who had nothing to with this business? This is insane but even insanity has some sort of logic behind it.

Thank heavens guns are hard to come by in Japan.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Aaron Loki Brummett

I stand by the girl's actions! He received a broken nose... but she received a broken heart!

When is enough not enough for you? How little reading comprehension do you have? If the targeted male student had received a broken nose, it would have said so. Instead, it said that one of the males received a broken nose, as in a male who was not even related to this girl and her broken pride at all in any way, shape, or form.

Before posting, there are a few rules.

1: Read the article.

You clearly did not the first time you posted but since you figure out there was a broken nose somewhere you must have since then.

2: Understand the article.

Now you are having some problems. “He” isn’t said to have received a broken anything. If you understood anything, there were 12 (some cite 13) males, 6 of whom were injured, 1 with a broken nose, and most likely not the targeted male.

And then rule #3. An innocent bystander’s broken nose vs. a woman whose contact request was denied on a chat program.

3: Don’t be a moron.

Come back when you have met the rules for replying.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Boys really can't do right in these kind of cases. You're either a coward for beating a girl up, or a coward for not fighting back.

There's a difference between beating up girls and getting beat by a girl. I'm not suggesting that these guys beat these girls to a pulp, but they should have the cahones to at least protect themselves. The notion that you should never hit a woman is ridiculous. Women, like me, need to realize there's consequences for certain behavior.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I had two (older) girls attacking me as a young boy. I was winning until the kick in the nuts came...

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Jesus.. Good on the guys for not giving the girls a beating as that could have easily turned nasty. Although I think girls should understand that guys are completely entitled to defend themselves if they are attacked like that.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

That dreadful male code notwithstanding, society and the law should take female violence against males more seriously. Too often male victims of domestic violence are simply laughed at by the police. There are no shelters for abused men. I am glad that in this case the police recognized the boys as victims and arrested six of those violent girls. (But why not all of them?) The girl who organized this attack should have the book thrown at her. These are more than "rambunctious" girls. They are a hard lot.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Future stalker alert

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Hahaha poor dudes, thats a whole year's rap! Kids don't care is right or wrong, they will be talking about how these dudes got pawned by some angry gals.Now adults shouldn't fret so much over this, i know most of you enjoyed a good laugh before finishing the story.hehehehe

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

I can understand the girl giving way to unreasonable passion and going crazy, sometimes people do that. But her 20 friends?? What did she say? "This guy rejected my friend request. Of course you give enough of a s* to help me take the b***d out!"? And they went along with it?

As for all the posters making fun of the guys getting beaten by girls-- they probably had no desire to fight them and had no idea what hit them. Theoretically most/ a lot of them didn't know each other. Why would they want to hit the girls? It would be more like, "Hey, stop, get offa me!" and pushing them away, I imagine. And if they did hit them, they would have been decried as vicious misogynistic males. In a situation like this, a guy thinking of hitting a girl is sort of damned if you do, damned if you don't...

rambunctious females

imagine those words being written about a guy hitting a girl/s: "rambunctious males", total double standard.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I don't think "rambunctious" is the right word for this. 'Violent" is right. This shouldn't be an issue of gender, it should be an issue of violence. And it's not okay.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Have the girls been arrested for assault or are they free to do it again and again if one girl gets her itty bitty feelings hurt???

0 ( +0 / -0 )

It's a guy thing. Real men don't hit women even if women are hitting them. When every pillar of gender inequality falls that one will remain, for better or worse.

"Real men" die everyday from women. A study was done once concerning domestic abuse cases and it was discovered that when the woman was the assaulter, the fatality rate for the man was higher than when the man was the assaulter. This was because the woman would most likely use a weapon to assist in the assault where the man would most likely use his fists.

Personally, I feel that if a woman is "man-enough" to attack me, then she is "man-enough" to get the same treatment an actual man would have gotten by me. In the case of a gang of 20 targeting me, that's justification for deadly force (assuming they aren't letting me leave). I'll probably still die, but I'll be taking at least a few of them with me.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

This story seems fishy to me. It's not a matter of gender, 31 people don't jump into a fight because some guy says "no thanks."

There was provocation; an insult or offensive comment was made. Things then most likely escalated when the guy thought it was necessary to trade fists rather than walk away.

Not saying this was justifiable in any way, only that both sides are to blame.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I agree - there has to be more to this story then just a guy ignoring a girls request to be in contact with her.

As for the melee, I can see the guys being completely stunned at being jumped by a gang of girls like that.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I wonder if he a made terrible mistake of calling her a Marshmallow girl in a text reply. That can be fatal.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I got beaten up by girls when I was about 15. Never fought back... partly because I was raised never to hit girls, and also because I lost my glasses and couldn't see them anyway. Never really found out why.

I wonder if this was a trap? It's possible the girl and her friends knew the boy beforehand, thought they would trick him into going on a date... and it went wrong. So plan backfiring she decided to take revenge. Just speculating like everyone else is ^_^

0 ( +0 / -0 )

nuts girls totally crazy ... i can see now what life she had in and out .. head shakes

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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