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May 14, 2013

Finally!

An enlightened solution to the "military rape problem"!

The outspoken mayor of Osaka is under fire not only from the government but from members of his own party for saying that the use of “comfort women,” some of whom were forced into prostitution, during World War II was necessary for the morale of Japanese soldiers.

Toru Hashimoto, co-leader of the Japan Restoration Party, made the comments during a news conference Monday.

“Whether it was of their own volition or against their will, the comfort women system was something necessary,” he said. “For military morale back then, it was probably necessary.”

Who says women don't have a role to play during wartime?

On days when we're tempted to despair, it's good to contemplate the fact that other nations have politicians who are even more clueless than ours.

Posted by Cassandra at May 14, 2013 08:03 AM

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Gov't paid for prostitution??

Great, just great. Just what is needed, another shortage. :©)

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano who's a snarkastic Oinker at May 14, 2013 02:01 PM

If "people" are men, then anything they have to do to women in order to get their needs met is "good for people." Right or wrong, it's just necessary, right?

Was taking care of the reasonable needs of half the population justified if it meant treating the other half like meat? Who cares? There are real people, and then those others with human DNA.

Posted by: Texan99 at May 14, 2013 02:16 PM

It's sort of amazing to me what people can convince themselves to accept, so long as they put other people into some category that is obviously unlike them.

Yanno, kind of like what the NY Times does with Republicans :p

Posted by: Cassandra at May 14, 2013 02:44 PM

Don't put away that despair just yet.

Re the recent spate of rapes in India:

"It is absolutely shocking and speaks volumes on how Indian society is treating women. The men have gone totally berserk. We're feeling frustrated and in despair. What must we do to change their mentality? Women are becoming more vulnerable," - Ranjana Kumari of the Centre for Social Research

In India the 0-6 age group the m/f ratio went from 104.0 males per 100 females in 1981, to 105.8 in 1991, to 107.8 in 2001, to 109.4 in 2011. The ratio is significantly higher in certain states such as Punjab and Haryana (126.1 and 122.0, as of 2001).

In 1997, the World Health Organization's Regional Committee for the Western Pacific issued a report claiming that "more than 50 million women were estimated to be 'missing' in China because of the institutionalized killing and neglect of girls due to Beijing's population control program that limits parents to one child."

re the missing girls:
if a Chinese infant girl is turned over for adoption rather than being killed, she risks being placed in one of the notorious "Dying Rooms" unveiled in a British TV documentary (The Dying Rooms Trust Prod: Brian Woods). Chinese state orphanages have come in for heavy criticism as a result of the degrading and unsanitary conditions that usually pervade them. In one orphanage, documentary producer Brian Woods found that "every single baby ... was a girl, and as we moved on this pattern was repeated. The only boys were mentally or physically disabled. 95% of the babies we saw were able-bodied girls."

Ultrasound - and old diehard practices of female infanticide/abandonment - has it in for females. The surfeit of males will inevitably lead to both of two things: more wars, and a greater commodification of girls/women than already presently exists. The global growth industry of the future may well be the trading in females (comfort girls) as palliative for the problem of rape – and all will be well – multi-culturally speaking.

Posted by: George Pal at May 14, 2013 02:44 PM

Oh, and this is just one more data point showing why America should try to be more like our enlightened global brethren!

Posted by: Cassandra at May 14, 2013 02:45 PM

As Edward Abbey said, "The gurus come from the sickliest nation on earth to tell us how to live. And we pay them for it."

Posted by: Grim at May 14, 2013 03:03 PM

Howdy folks,
Observation:

1. On Osaka (been there) Mayor: Wow!
And Japan wonders why they and/or their country is not yet trusted or accepted after WWII?

> I'm not asking them to apologize to us; we got our pound of flesh. I'm astounded that Korea, China & Philippines are so willing to cuddle up to Japan for mercantile reasons.

2. This is direct proof of why the multi-culturalist 'no culture is any better than another' relativists are *absolutely* wrong.
IMO, both Japanese (*national, in country) and Muslim Arab societies are problematic(misogynist).

3. IMO, few American women realize just how special American society really is. There are quite a few countries where women have equal legal rights, or even special perk's not available here, but there precious few places where (real) men are expected to treat women with the same level of courtesy and respect.
> and yeah, I'm at a complete loss about the 'hook up culture.


Best Regards,

*my HS Chess Team co-captain was second generation (ethnic) Japanese. He was/is American as I, and in most ways probably a better guy.

Posted by: CAPT Mike at May 14, 2013 08:02 PM

In India the 0-6 age group the m/f ratio went from 104.0 males per 100 females in 1981, to 105.8 in 1991, to 107.8 in 2001, to 109.4 in 2011. The ratio is significantly higher in certain states such as Punjab and Haryana (126.1 and 122.0, as of 2001).

And

In 1997, the World Health Organization's Regional Committee for the Western Pacific issued a report claiming that "more than 50 million women were estimated to be 'missing' in China because of the institutionalized killing and neglect of girls due to Beijing's population control program that limits parents to one child."

I think the problem is obvious, gentlemen (and what few ladies are left on the planet). Earth needs women. I say we invade Mars.

Posted by: MikeD at May 15, 2013 09:11 AM

We don't need no stinkin' Martian women!

Posted by: Cassandra at May 15, 2013 10:28 AM

I dunno, boss... Star Trek already proved that green women are pretty hot.

Posted by: MikeD at May 15, 2013 11:03 AM

Just don't go expecting me to dally with little green men :p

Posted by: Cassandra at May 15, 2013 11:46 AM

Mike, that woman was from Orion not Mars. C'mon, man, I know that the franchise is trying to re-write the whole storyline, but some things just gotta stay the same!
0>;~}

Posted by: DL Sly at May 15, 2013 11:48 AM

But . . . second look at big green men?

Posted by: Texan99 at May 15, 2013 12:08 PM

Um, you forgot the link.
heh
0>;~}

Posted by: Snarkammando at May 15, 2013 01:16 PM

Howdy again MikeD,
Though I've taken issue w/ your poistion about a previous post concerning 'military rape,' I've gotta say the line about invading Mars in search of women deserves special attention.

Boil it down a little, and add comedic timing, and it would be better than most late night monolouges.

Best Regards,

Posted by: CAPT Mike at May 15, 2013 09:49 PM

Mike, that woman was from Orion not Mars. C'mon, man, I know that the franchise is trying to re-write the whole storyline, but some things just gotta stay the same!

Well... little green men are from Mars, and they've been taking our women in Pulp for a long time, I figured it was time for some payback. Plus, Mars is a LOT closer than Orion.

Boil it down a little, and add comedic timing, and it would be better than most late night monolouges.

Thank you sir, but you're too kind. I have no comedic timing, my jokes are actually better in written form most of the time (and isn't THAT a sad commentary). And you'll have to forgive me if my opinions on the other thread are a little basic, I was never a commander, just an NCO.

Posted by: MikeD at May 16, 2013 08:33 AM

Hi again MikeD,
NCO's are the backbone of useful meaningful military organization, and my Navy experience proves that in spades. Officers implement policy (very few get to influence it much) and manage administrative 'stuff.'

Chiefs make the ship function, provide the direct supervision to make things happen, and real time guidance for Sailors.

Very Best Regards,

Posted by: CAPT Mike at May 16, 2013 07:32 PM

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