Lilliette comments

Posted in: Former women's empowerment minister Noda to run for LDP leadership See in context

No, the current system isn't perfect. I kinda doubt it ever can be perfect, but changes are meant to be made slowly and with a lot of skepticism. Things can definitely be done to improve gender balance. Like reimbursing women that do the important job of raising children. But the Western feminist ideal of men and women being exactly the same, having the same expectations, the same responsibilities, the same roles in society. THAT is unrealistic and is damaging to the mental health of both men and women! Just look at the US for proof. Happiness among women has gone DOWN practically every year for the last 40 years.

You guys aren't the only ones that need to improve. We do too. It's good that we hold men accountable for sexual misconduct, but I see too many women that shame men for being more sexual. Men are constructed in a way that naturally makes them think more sexually and respond to it more. It's men's responsibility to keep that in check, but it's also women's responsibility to respect that men deal with that and give them their own spaces to express it.

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Posted in: Former women's empowerment minister Noda to run for LDP leadership See in context

Her son, born to fulfill her desire to ‘give birth’, is severely disabled. How can she find the time to hold down a full-time job, never mind what should be the busiest, most demanding job in the country, when her child needs her 24/7?

This is probably the thing about her that bothers me the most. She knew full well that having a child at her age and with her condition would be troublesome but she did it anyway. If she truly had a passion for raising children, that would be fine, but pursuing a career in politics afterwards shows that she only cares about the political statement of it, and that's highly concerning to me.

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Posted in: Former women's empowerment minister Noda to run for LDP leadership See in context

As a woman myself, I'd prefer we stop bringing gender into politics. If things deserve to change, then they will change on their own. We don't need to force things. It will only make men resentful and cause backlash.

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