AyameM comments

Posted in: How to help women F1 drivers? Put one in every team See in context

I heard - and it might be just a rumour - that when the Nadeshiko returned after their glorious winning of the World Cup, they had to sit in the economy class on board the plane and would have had to pay an upgrade out of their own pockets. The men, however, failed so badly and got a first-class treatment. That example says it all.

No matter if it's sports or business, women have to work harder, put more time and efforts into their work just to be regarded 'as good as men'. And when they finally work up their way to the top, some idiot will pull the 'so aren't you going to have a baby soon' card and whatever the answer might be, women will be judged.

Changes in sports need a basic change of society. Unfortunately, I dont see that happen on a scale large enough any time soon.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 2-year-old daughter See in context

I hope the little girl heals quickly from the abuse - physically but even more so emotionally.

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Posted in: Tokyo ward 1st in Japan to recognize same sex marriage See in context

'We simply want the right to be with the person we love.' Well said, nuff said.

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Posted in: UFOs haven't invaded Japan, defense minister tells Diet See in context

takes off her tinfoil hat So glad to hear this place is safe.

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Posted in: More than 890,000 new graduates start work See in context

The optimist in me says 'Congrats!' and the realist says 'From here it goes downwards, brace yourselves'. Anyways, good luck.

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Posted in: First day See in context

Awww, she's so pretty. Congrats, Princess, I hope you get a chance to thoroughly enjoy your college years.

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Posted in: In full bloom See in context

Beautiful capture.

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Posted in: Blooming row over cherry blossoms splits China, S Korea, Japan See in context

I just rolled my eyes so hard that I could see my brain.... Seriously, China? You also invented the sweat shops but you're not publicly claiming invention of those.

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Posted in: Report says one pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings crash See in context

The name of the pilot is either Patrick Sondheimer or Sondenheimer... differs depending on the sources. One thing is sure though: he has the most tragic role in this cruel play as he was the only one who realized what was going on and could do absolutely nothing against it.

According to his colleagues he was a highly skilled, professional and experienced pilot. And father of two young children. RIP Patrick, it's your name that should be remembered, not the one of the sick damn bastard who crashed the plane.

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Posted in: Japan beats Tunisia 2-0 in first game under Halilhodzic See in context

Congrats, Samurai Blue!

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Posted in: Black box recovered from Airbus crash site in French Alps; 150 dead See in context

It's not the black box but the voice recorder they found. And even though it was heavily damaged, French officials confirmed they could save the audio file.

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Posted in: 2 Japanese among 150 killed in German plane crash See in context

I'm German, my hometown is only a ten-minute drive away from the town the group of 16 students and their teachers came from. The pain and grief at this place of only 37k inhabitants is unimaginable.

My thoughts are with the families and friends of all passengers and crew.

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Posted in: Families of missing tsunami victims struggle to move on See in context

I cannot imagine the pain and grief this family must go through. My heart goes out to them and all those who suffered the loss of beloved ones.

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