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"Women-only" going beyond trains?

Postby Bulgar » Sat 10.28.2006 3:41 pm

Lately, I've read a rather disturbing article here courtesy of The Scotsman.

How widespread is the phenomenon? I understand why they would be afraid of molesters, but this just isn't right.
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RE: "Women-only" going beyond trains?

Postby neo2407 » Sat 10.28.2006 6:58 pm

I think the women only carriages on the trains is a good idea, I mean there are some real weirdos out there and it keeps them away from them.
But women only restaurants, hotels and stores! That's madness!
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RE: "Women-only" going beyond trains?

Postby Dehitay » Sun 10.29.2006 2:02 am

ha ha, this is one of the things I prefer about American women over Japanese women. An American will simply smack or flat out punch a molester like that (which is why it's not a problem in the States). I wonder if Japanese civilization will soon evolve to the point where women realize they can fight back against victimization. I've seen too many videos of them just sitting back and passively taking abuse that would never be ignored in the US.
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Postby Infidel » Sun 10.29.2006 2:36 am

I've seen too many videos of them just sitting back and passively taking abuse


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RE: "Women-only" going beyond trains?

Postby coco » Sun 10.29.2006 4:50 am

Bulgarさん、お久しぶりです。 :)


The women-only train carriages (女性専用車両) was started by a train company in 2000. After that, as a Government organization the National Land and Transportation Ministry had promoted adoption of 女性専用車両 from a viewpoint of prevention of crime.

In response, some insists it's a obvious discrimination by sex, like the article says. But most people support or accept this idea. "Better than suspicion of molester(?)" is the one of the reasons of male supporters. Actually in recent years, a few cases were reported. It says "a passenger lost his job and status because of mistaken(?) arrested as a molester"(a false charge).

"women-only" transportation is adopted not only trains but also taxis and late-night buses. Transportation companies mostly limit the time ( commuter rush hours or late night) to operate "women-only".

Some hotels have a floor for women in their buildings. Also there are some landlords who let their room to women only. They find a new market in "women only".
Although I have not seen the "women only" restaurant yet, it's not uncommon for restaurants/bars which offer privileges to women only.

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RE: "Women-only" going beyond trains?

Postby Ashurii » Sun 10.29.2006 6:49 am

Dehitay wrote:
ha ha, this is one of the things I prefer about American women over Japanese women. An American will simply smack or flat out punch a molester like that (which is why it's not a problem in the States).


The worst part is when the men come into the women's only car.. some of them are just mentally retarded, but some are just.. creepy weirdos. None of the women say anything, but me being a foreigner I want to open up my mouth and ask them if they can read (there are pink signs plastered on all the windows), but I just keep my mouth shut. :@

I really love the cars and I can even see women only spas (and gyms) for obvious reasons, but restaurants and hotels..? That's a little over the line.
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Postby Mike Cash » Sun 10.29.2006 7:17 am

Ashurii wrote:

The worst part is when the men come into the women's only car.. some of them are just mentally retarded, but some are just.. creepy weirdos. None of the women say anything, but me being a foreigner I want to open up my mouth and ask them if they can read (there are pink signs plastered on all the windows), but I just keep my mouth shut. :@


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RE: "Women-only" going beyond trains?

Postby Infidel » Sun 10.29.2006 7:22 am

多分、彼らもビデオを見ましたね。あのビデオ。
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RE: "Women-only" going beyond trains?

Postby keatonatron » Sun 10.29.2006 7:44 am

Dehitay wrote:
I've seen too many videos of them just sitting back and passively taking abuse that would never be ignored in the US.


People usually rent those types of videos because they want to see the women acting that way. If that's not your thing, maybe you should check out the S&M section. :p
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RE: "Women-only" going beyond trains?

Postby Infidel » Sun 10.29.2006 7:49 am

Apparently one wasn't enough. Maybe they are like Lay's potato chips.
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RE: "Women-only" going beyond trains?

Postby Bulgar » Sun 10.29.2006 8:59 am

...Can someone translate what coco wrote?

I'm not entirely sure I understand everything.
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RE: "Women-only" going beyond trains?

Postby Mukade » Sun 10.29.2006 10:17 am

keatonatron wrote:
Dehitay wrote:
I've seen too many videos of them just sitting back and passively taking abuse that would never be ignored in the US.


People usually rent those types of videos because they want to see the women acting that way. If that's not your thing, maybe you should check out the S&M section. :p


You just know too much about this topic here, keat....
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Postby tanuki » Sun 10.29.2006 10:59 am

Mukade wrote:
You just know too much about this topic here, keat....


And I thought you were the Kinki boy here.
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RE: "Women-only" going beyond trains?

Postby Dehitay » Sun 10.29.2006 1:12 pm

keatonatron wrote:
People usually rent those types of videos because they want to see the women acting that way.


for some reason, that thought didn't cross my mind. I guess it is possible for for every clip I've seen on the net of a girl not doing anything, there might be a few more fighting back. But when you hear about men getting into the women only cars and nobody doing anything about it, it reinforces my first opinion. Unless there's only 3 women in the car or something, how does not even one woman say anything?
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RE: "Women-only" going beyond trains?

Postby AJBryant » Sun 10.29.2006 1:24 pm

Unless there's only 3 women in the car or something, how does not even one woman say anything?


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