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do any of you know about this?

Post by southpark_88 » Fri 11.11.2005 1:19 am

Click on this link below:

http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/u ... sp?id=9027

I know this article about Japan was posted back in May of this year.

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Post by nprz » Fri 11.11.2005 3:34 am

It shouldn't take revising the Constitution to get mothers to properly raise the children. It is just taking away rights from women if they change that article.

This is another article on it: http://japanfocus.org/article.asp?id=290

If it takes until the year 2001 to get laws against spousal abuse, then I think Japan is still lagging in equal rights of the sexes.

-edit- This is the current Article 24 of their constitution. In my opinion, I don't see anything harmful in it:

1)
Marriage shall be based only on the mutual consent of both sexes and it shall be maintained through mutual cooperation with the equal rights of husband and wife as a basis.
2)
With regard to choice of spouse, property rights, inheritance, choice of domicile, divorce and other matters pertaining to marriage and the family, laws shall be enacted from the standpoint of individual dignity and the essential equality of the sexes.
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Post by southpark_88 » Fri 11.11.2005 10:47 pm

Has this taken effect yet?

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Post by nprz » Sat 11.12.2005 12:41 am

Since I can't find anything that has been posted more current than May, I'm going to guess that it hasn't even been voted on, let alone pass, let alone be put into effect.

It is troubling enough that Koizumi would support it.

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Post by southpark_88 » Thu 11.17.2005 12:38 am

How are women's rights in Japan in general? I would think that they are better than women's rights in some other countries. My mother even said that once the women there get married, they have to take care of their husbands and do all the cooking and cleaning and child raising.

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Post by southpark_88 » Thu 11.17.2005 12:39 am

How are women's rights in Japan in general? I would think that they are better than women's rights in some other countries. My mother even said that once the women there get married, they have to take care of their husbands and do all the cooking and cleaning and child raising.

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