Spiritlinks - スピリットリンクス http://spiritlinks.net/ en Americans Taught Japanese Women They have Equal Rights as if Civil Rights are Free Lunch http://spiritlinks.net/blog/americans-taught-japanese-women-they-have-equal-rights-if-civil-rights-are-free-lunch <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Americans Taught Japanese Women They have Equal Rights as if Civil Rights are Free Lunch</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kay_Omura</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/18/2021 - 14:13</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> </p> <p>Japan surrendered in World War 2, and Allied Powers(USA) occupied Japan. USA was expecting future confrontation against Soviet Union so the goal of the occupation of Japan was Westernizing Japan in every aspect of the nation. It is known to historians how liberal the occupation of Japan was, and pushing feminism to the Japanese society was one of the main goals.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="U.S. Occupation of Japan" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="976b1e9d-56ff-452a-8c74-81cd5d12681c" height="231" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/us-occupation-of-japan.jpg" width="410" /></p> <p><a href="https://slideplayer.com/slide/8387617/"><img alt="U.S. Occupation of Japan" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f8ab68b1-f935-4c17-8be4-f855b266a9a5" height="203" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/U.S.-Occupation-of-Japanslide.jpg" width="360" /></a></p> <p> </p> <blockquote style="border:1px solid #999999;margin:30px;padding:10px;background-color:#fffff0;"> <p>All the major sectors of the Japanese society, government, and economy were liberalized in the first few years and won strong support from liberals in Japan. Historians emphasize the similarity to the American New Deal programs of the 1930s.</p> <p> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupation_of_Japan" tabindex="-1">Occupation of Japan - Wikipedia</a></p> </blockquote> <p>As I explained in the previous page, Japanese women used to be more free than Western women. Japanese wives had full power over the household income.</p> <blockquote style="border:1px solid #999999;margin:30px;padding:10px;background-color:#fffff0;"> <p>When I left home, Japan, at large, was still following the old custom of educating a girl to be responsible for the well-being of her entire family — husband included. The husband was the lord of the family; but the wife was mistress of the home and, according to her own judgment, controlled all its expenses— the house, the food, the children’s clothing and education; all social and charitable responsibilities, and her own dress, the material and style of which were expected to conform to her husband’s position.</p> <p>Where did she get the money? The husband’s income was for his family, and his wife was the banker. When he wanted money for himself he asked her for it, and it was her pride to manage so that she could allow him the amount suitable for a man of his standing</p> <p><a href="https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.260279/page/n199/mode/2up">A Daughter of the Samurai by Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto</a></p> </blockquote> <p>Americans who came to Japan as the conqueror, however, didn't know such culture of Japan, and saw Japanese women having no position in the society and thought they needed to be liberated.</p> <blockquote style="border:1px solid #999999;margin:30px;padding:10px;background-color:#fffff0;"> <p>As helpless women of color, they became ideal candidates for American salvation and emancipation. The occupier's zeal for liberation of Japanese women from indigenous male domination was all-consuming and multifaceted.<br /><br /><a href="https://apjjf.org/2011/9/7/Mire-Koikari/3487/article.html">Feminism and the Cold War in the U.S. Occupation of Japan</a></p> </blockquote> <p>Americans of the occupation army taught Japanese women they have the equal rights with men. Rights to vote, rights to pursuit career, and rights to make men help their household chores. Americans, however, didn't teach Japanese women about responsibilities that come with rights. Those who vote must know about principles of democracy, but Americans didn't teach. Those who have civil rights must know how much of blood was shed in order to win civil rights, but Americans didn't teach. Americans taught Japanese women they have equal rights as if civil rights are free lunch. As the consequence, Japanese women believed they were entitled to have equal rights without responsibilities. Japanese women believed they were entitled to deny fathers' authority from home while keeping their responsibility to earn money for family. Japanese women believed they were entitled to marry a man for money and divorce him soon after and take children with child support. It is common in Japan fathers living away from their families for better salary. They are called bachelor husbands(tanshin funin sha). It is well known among Westerners who married to Japanese that Japanese mothers abduct children(<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_child_abduction_in_Japan">International parental child abduction in Japan</a>).</p> <p>Continues to Part 4</p> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=17&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="B_jr1cz7gicq8lxY4PqWeJI7K26EGwp7nNbZxPjUVjE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:13:15 +0000 Kay_Omura 17 at http://spiritlinks.net http://spiritlinks.net/blog/americans-taught-japanese-women-they-have-equal-rights-if-civil-rights-are-free-lunch#comments Historical Evidences Japanese Women Used to be More Free than Western Women http://spiritlinks.net/blog/historical-evidences-japanese-women-used-be-more-free-western-women <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Historical Evidences Japanese Women Used to be More Free than Western Women</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kay_Omura</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/14/2021 - 18:10</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> </p> <p>Japan ranks 121 out of 153 countries in <a href="http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-report-2020/the-global-gender-gap-index-2020-rankings/?doing_wp_cron=1618749700.6054220199584960937500">The Global Gender Gap Index 2020 Rankings</a>, but I can show you historical evidences that Japanese people used to be more of feminists than Westerners. East and West have different cultures, and so is interpretation of feminism. The first Westerner who came to Japan was a Christian missionary of 16th century, and he was surprised how free Japanese women used to be compared to the women in the West. Here is the report by 16th century Portuguese missionary, Luís Fróis.</p> <blockquote style="border:1px solid #999999;margin:30px;padding:10px;background-color:#fffff0;"> <p>'1. In Europe, the supreme honor and treasure of young women is their chastity and the preservation of their purity; in Japan, women never worry about their virginity. Without it, they lose neither their honor nor the opportunity to wed.'</p> <p>'29. In Europe, men walk in front and women walk behind; In Japan, the men walk behind and women in front.'</p> <p>'30. In Europe, property is held in common by husband and wife; in Japan, each owns his or her own, and sometimes the woman lends hers to her husband at exorbitant rates of interest'</p> <p>'31. In Europe, repudiating a woman is not only a sin but a great dishonor; in Japan, one can repudiate as many women as one pleases without them consequently losing their honor or respects for marriage.'</p> <p>'32. In accordance with corrupt nature, it is men in Europe who repudiate women; in Japan it is often the woman who repudiates the man.'</p> <p>'34. In Europe, the seclusion of daughters and maidens is important and rigorous; in Japan, daughters go out for the whole day, or many, wherever they want to, without telling their parents'</p> <p>'35. Women in Europe never leave the house without their husband's permission; in Japan the women are free to go where they please without their husbands' knowledge'</p> <p><a href="https://books.google.co.jp/books?id=h8YTAwAAQBAJ&amp;pg">The First European Description of Japan, 1585</a></p> <p><img alt="The First European Description of Japan" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5e8d9084-2140-472c-a91e-c97a96b072e8" height="328" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/The%20First%20European%20Description%20of%20Japan.jpg" width="219" /></p> <p></p><div class="video-filter"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qu-pSBEnMt4?modestbranding=0&amp;amp;html5=1&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=0&amp;amp;wmode=opaque&amp;amp;loop=0&amp;amp;controls=1&amp;amp;autohide=0&amp;amp;showinfo=0&amp;amp;theme=dark&amp;amp;color=red&amp;amp;start=339" width="400" height="225" class="video-y vf-qupsbenmt4" allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </blockquote> <p>You can see how equal men and women used to be in Japan especially with property rights. The history of the West was a history of wars, and Western women were war trophies, but Japan had long time peace history, and women had equal rights with men. It's quite common in Japan a husband hands over his entire salary to his wife and the wife gives him an allowance.</p> <blockquote style="border:1px solid #999999;margin:30px;padding:10px;background-color:#fffff0;"> <p><a href="https://www.quora.com/Is-it-a-myth-that-a-significant-number-of-Japanese-husbands-hand-over-their-salaries-to-their-wives-for-management">Is it a myth that a significant number of Japanese husbands hand over their salaries to their wives for management?</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/business-19674306">Why male Japanese wage-earners have only 'pocket money' - BBC News</a></p> </blockquote> <p>Here is another great testimony from the first class historical document, which was written by a daughter of high-ranking Japanese samurai. She came to America in late 1890s and wrote a book, which became a bestseller in pre-war America. In her book, <strong>she pities American women for having no control at all over money.</strong></p> <blockquote style="border:1px solid #999999;margin:30px;padding:10px;background-color:#fffff0;"> <p><a href="https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.260279/page/n199/mode/2up">A Daughter of the Samurai by Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto </a></p> <p>(The entire paragraph is in the bottom of this page)</p> <p><img alt="Daughter of the Samurai" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b4cef7ac-ba73-4d8c-ba36-7d3017a4fc11" height="259" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Daughter%20of%20the%20Samurai.jpg" width="187" /></p> <p>'One thing in America, to which I could not grow accustomed, was the joking attitude in regard to women and money.'</p> <p>'probably a foundation of serious truth might lie beneath some of the amusing stories.'</p> <p>'a pretty, bright, and beautifully dressed woman rose and said that she didn’t know how to save money and she didn’t know how to earn it. She had promised not to cheat in her charge account at the store, and she had promised not to ask her husband for the five dollars, so she had done the only thing that was left for her to do she had stolen it from her husband's pocket when he was asleep. This report caused a great deal of merriment, but I was<strong> saddened.</strong> All the reports seemed<strong> tragic</strong> after she said, “That was the only thing left to do.” It <strong>seemed incredible</strong>, here in America, where women are free and commanding, that a woman of dignity and culture, the mistress of a home, the mother of children, should be forced either to ask her husband for money, or be placed in a humiliating position.'</p> </blockquote> <p>Japanese women used to be excluded from the political system, but they had dominating power at home, and they were quite happy with the system. Western women didn't have power both in the society and at home so Western feminism is giving women power in the both areas. East and West have different cultures, and which system is better is another argument. I just want to point out Japanese women were never oppressed, and it was Western women who were oppressed.</p> <p> </p> <p>Continues to Part 3</p> <p><img alt="Yoko dominated the whole situation , always chose for both of them , and even paid the bill at the end" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9b47f8f6-3075-4f18-838a-ccc38e4435bc" height="398" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/johnlennon-yokoono.jpg" width="400" /></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <hr style="border:0;border-top:2px solid #000000;" /><p><a href="https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.260279/page/n199/mode/2up">A Daughter of the Samurai by Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto</a></p> <p>One thing in America, to which I could not grow accustomed, was the joking attitude in regard to women and money. From men and women of all classes, from newspapers, novels, lecturers, and once even from the pulpit, I heard allusions to amusing stories of women secreting money in odd places, coaxing it from their husbands, borrowing it from a friend, or saving it secretly for some private purpose. There was never anything dishonorable implied in this. Perhaps the money was saved to get new curtains for the parlour, or even a birthday present for the husband. These jokes were a puzzle to me — and a constantly growing one; for as time passed on, I myself saw things which made me realize that probably a foundation of serious truth might lie beneath some of the amusing stories.</p> <p>Our suburb was small and we were all interested in each other's affairs so I was acquainted with almost everybody. I knew the ladies to be women of education and culture yet there seemed to be among them a universal and openly confessed lack of responsibility about money. They all dressed well and seemed to have money for specific purposes, but no open purse to use with free and responsible judgment. Once, at a church fair, where I had a table, several ladies, after walking around the hall and examining the various booths, had bought some small, cheap articles, but left the expensive ones, saying, "My husband will be here later on and l get him to buy it,” or "When the gentlemen come those high-priced things will sell.” I had never known a Japanese man to buy anything for his home, or be expected to.</p> <p>Once, when I was shopping with a friend, she stopped at her husband’s office to ask him for money. I thought that was strange enough, but a still more curious thing happened when I went with Mother to a meeting of the church ladies where they were raising a certain amount for some unusual purpose. The Ladies' Aid had recently made a great many calls on the husbands' purses, and so this time each member had pledged herself to bring five dollars which she must obtain without asking her husband for it. The meeting I attended was the one where the money was handed in, each lady telling as she gave it, how she had succeeded in getting her five dollars. Most had saved it in various ways a little at a time. One said that she had made a real sacrifice and returned to her milliner a new hat—paid for, but not worn—receiving in exchange one that was five dollars less in price. Another had sold two theatre tickets which had been given her. Still another told in very witty rhyme, how she, a poor Ladies’Aid lady, had spent most of her leisure time for a week, and had pledged herself for a week longer, in darning stockings for the children of her neighbour, a rich non-Ladies’Aid lady.</p> <p>The meeting was intensely interesting. It reminded me of our poem-making parties, only of course this was gayer and these stories were on an undignified subject. I enjoyed it all until a pretty, bright, and beautifully dressed woman rose and said that she didn’t know how to save money and she didn’t know how to earn it. She had promised not to cheat in her charge account at the store, and she had promised not to ask her husband for the five dollars, so she had done the only thing that was left for her to do she had stolen it from her husband's pocket when he was asleep.</p> <p>This report caused a great deal of merriment, but I was saddened. All the reports seemed tragic after she said, “That was the only thing left to do.” It seemed incredible, here in America, where women are free and commanding, that a woman of dignity and culture, the mistress of a home, the mother of children, should be forced either to ask her husband for money, or be placed in a humiliating position.</p> <p> </p> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=16&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="EB6QcaYCufqwNDXs6N9Q8dAWj4FsozjpCPYWAbAx0pc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:10:43 +0000 Kay_Omura 16 at http://spiritlinks.net Global Sexlessness Explained from Japan's Postwar Occupation Feminism http://spiritlinks.net/blog/global-sexlessness-explained-japans-postwar-occupation-feminism <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Global Sexlessness Explained from Japan&#039;s Postwar Occupation Feminism</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kay_Omura</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/11/2021 - 14:23</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Sexlessness is changing from Japan's local issue to a global issue, but people don't have much clue what caused the issue and try to find the answer in economical reasons. The true reason is postwar occupation feminism. Westerners have an idea that Japan is 100 years behind of West in terms of feminism, but Japan women used to be more free than Western women. The feminism pushed into the Japanese family by the occupation army took father's authority away, and boys lost chances to learn how to be a man. They also lost hope on women and making family and became otakus. Otakus are Japanese geeks, and today half of the Japanese boys grow up to be otakus, and it also caused growing number of women unable to find partners. Incels and MGTOWs are Western equivalent of otakus, but Westerners are not aware they are the victims of Western feminism. Denial of sex is denial of meaning of our existence as human being and a way to extinction, but many of us are not aware of it.</p> <h3>First narrative: Japanese are wired</h3> <p>40 years old virgin is nothing special in today's Japan. 25% of unmarried Japanese men of age 35-40 is still virgin, and 33% of unmarried Japanese women of age 35-40 is still virgin according to a government survey(<a href="http://www.ipss.go.jp/ps-doukou/j/doukou15/gaiyou15html/NFS15G_html03.html">source</a>). It was around 10 years ago when Westerners started to notice about Japan's sexlessness problem, but they didn't take it as a warning sign and rather enjoyed the narrative that Japanese were wired, strange, and of pervert.</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpZbu7J7UL4"><img alt="The Japanese Love Industry" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ba4c30cf-1963-4b53-bcda-62cfafd09784" height="241" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/TheJapaneseLoveIndustry.jpg" width="340" />The Japanese Love Industry</a></p> <p> </p> <h3>Second narrative: tough economy</h3> <p>Then they thought the problem was because of tough economy</p> <blockquote style="border:1px solid #999999;margin:30px;padding:10px;background-color:#fffff0;"> <p><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/07/japan-mystery-low-birth-rate/534291/">The Mystery of Why Japanese People Are Having So Few Babies</a></p> <p>Japan’s population is shrinking.</p> <p>The blame has long been put on Japan’s young people, who are accused of not having enough sex, and on women, who, the narrative goes, put their careers before thoughts of getting married and having a family.</p> <p>But there’s another, simpler explanation for the country’s low birth rate, one that has implications for the U.S.: Japan’s birth rate may be falling because there are fewer good opportunities for young people, and especially men, in the country’s economy.</p> </blockquote> <p><br /></p><div class="video-filter"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8YslIQvRH4w?modestbranding=0&amp;amp;html5=1&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=0&amp;amp;wmode=opaque&amp;amp;loop=0&amp;amp;controls=1&amp;amp;autohide=0&amp;amp;showinfo=0&amp;amp;theme=dark&amp;amp;color=red" width="400" height="225" class="video-y vf-8ysliqvrh4w" allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> <h3>Seems cautionary, but no clue</h3> <p>It was recent when they found millennials and Gen Z were having less sex than previous generation and started to think Japan's problem was also their problem, but they are still having difficult time figuring out why younger generation are not interested in sex. The writer mentioned 19 possible reasons for younger generation's sexlessness from hook up culture to obesity.</p> <blockquote style="border:1px solid #999999;margin:30px;padding:10px;background-color:#fffff0;"> <p><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/12/the-sex-recession/573949/">"Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?"</a> The Atlantic Dec 2018</p> <p>Early on, most Western accounts of all this had a heavy subtext of “Isn’t Japan wacky?” This tone has slowly given way to a realization that the country’s experience might be less a curiosity than a cautionary tale.</p> <p>Over the course of many conversations with sex researchers, psychologists, economists, sociologists, therapists, sex educators, and young adults, I heard many other theories about what I have come to think of as the sex recession. I was told it might be a consequence of the hookup culture, of crushing economic pressures, of surging anxiety rates, of psychological frailty, of widespread antidepressant use, of streaming television, of environmental estrogens leaked by plastics, of dropping testosterone levels, of digital porn, of the vibrator’s golden age, of dating apps, of option paralysis, of helicopter parents, of careerism, of smartphones, of the news cycle, of information overload generally, of sleep deprivation, of obesity. Name a modern blight, and someone, somewhere, is ready to blame it for messing with the modern libido.</p> </blockquote> <p>The reason Japanese people stopped having sex is neither their weird culture nor unemployment. It is because of postwar occupation feminism. Westerners have an idea that Japan is a country of misogyny and patriarchy and 100 years behind the West in terms of feminism, and it's difficult for them to think Japan is having excessive feminism. It is, however, a great myth. When the middle age Christian missionaries came to Japan for the first time, they were surprised how feminist country Japan was. Japanese are feminists in their own way. They just have different culture from the West. The history of the West is history of war, and women in the West used to be war trophies. Western women of middle age didn't have as much freedom as Japanese women had.</p> <p>Continues to Part 2</p> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title">Comments</h2> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-1" about="/comment/1" typeof="schema:Comment" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1611413963"></mark> <footer class="comment-wrap"> <div class="author-details"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0" class="profile"> </article> <a href="/comment/1#comment-1" hreflang="en">Permalink</a> </div> <div class="author-comments"> <p class="comment-submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gaijin-from-france (not verified)</span> on Sat, 01/23/2021 - 23:59</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-01-23T14:59:23+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> <div class="content"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/1#comment-1" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">I disagree</a></h3> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I don't think that feminism hold a high responsibility in the fact that men in the developed countries have less sex than before. I rather think that the internet phenomenon, video games (online), social medias etc... Make us more isolated than ever before. People don't go out as often as they use to do before. Porn can also be the cause, it makes your brain believe that you actually have sex so you feel less the need to seek a sexual relation in real life. Furthermore, if you're shy or you have social anxiety, internet and social medias increase the mental illness and prevent you from healing from the mental illness... There are studies who support all my claims.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=1&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="f2l6E3exSxFDxa_4V_oxZaC4lhbUjGxcEMIVDS7iiXI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </footer> </article> <div class="indented"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-2" about="/comment/2" typeof="schema:Comment" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1611415095"></mark> <footer class="comment-wrap"> <div class="author-details"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0" class="profile"> </article> <a href="/comment/2#comment-2" hreflang="en">Permalink</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/1#comment-1" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">I disagree</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gaijin-from-france (not verified)</span></p> </div> <div class="author-comments"> <p class="comment-submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">anon (not verified)</span> on Sun, 01/24/2021 - 00:18</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-01-23T15:18:15+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> <div class="content"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/2#comment-2" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">gaijin-from-france is wrong</a></h3> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Men have less sex becouse interacting with women has become hazardous. You never know if she accuses you of something or not. On top of that there is no social preassure to keep women from cheating on you and divorcerape you afterwards so long term relationships are less attractive too. And I am saying it as a guy from CE country - in the west proper it is worse.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8HyszN_uZaobqtd30DdLSRD9p71vJt7YwSHUzjLPUDo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </footer> </article> </div> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-7891" about="/ja/comment/7891" typeof="schema:Comment" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1621491867"></mark> <footer class="comment-wrap"> <div class="author-details"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0" class="profile"> </article> <a href="/ja/comment/7891#comment-7891" hreflang="ja">Permalink</a> </div> <div class="author-comments"> <p class="comment-submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">preboss (not verified)</span> on Wed, 05/19/2021 - 16:44</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-05-19T07:44:42+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> <div class="content"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/ja/comment/7891#comment-7891" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="ja">少子化の原因がフェミニズムにある事について同意します。</a></h3> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>皇祖神たる天照大御神は女紳であり、その事から古来より日本人は女性を尊重していたと私は考えています。少なくとも神聖性は有していたはずです。<br /> 欧米の歪な思想であるフェミニズムが日本人にインストールされたことで、古来より構築していた男女間の絆は変容し、家という共同体の持続性を危険に晒しているのではないでしょうか。</p> <p>昨今、SNSの発展によりフェミニズムの欺瞞が顕在化し、反フェミニズムの勢いが加速しているように感じます。<br /> この動きは、今後ますます活発となり、更なる過激な思想に発展するのではないか、そして暴力的な運動にまで連鎖していくのではないかと懸念してます。</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=7891&amp;1=default&amp;2=ja&amp;3=" token="E5z5BYbjaVuGdNMN_8jXyGOCQdZ-Gm_e4FOO4i168A8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </footer> </article> <div class="indented"> <article data-comment-user-id="1" id="comment-8113" about="/ja/comment/8113" typeof="schema:Comment" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1621502195"></mark> <footer class="comment-wrap"> <div class="author-details"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/1" class="profile"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/user/1"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/pictures/2021-01/2020-1-250.jpg?itok=7R1PlHjk" width="100" height="96" alt="Profile picture for user Kay_Omura" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-thumbnail" /> </a> </div> </article> <a href="/ja/comment/8113#comment-8113" hreflang="ja">Permalink</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/ja/comment/7891#comment-7891" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="ja">少子化の原因がフェミニズムにある事について同意します。</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">preboss (not verified)</span></p> </div> <div class="author-comments"> <p class="comment-submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kay_Omura</span> on Thu, 05/20/2021 - 18:16</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-05-20T09:16:35+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> <div class="content"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/ja/comment/8113#comment-8113" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="ja">prebossさん、コメントありがとうございます…</a></h3> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>prebossさん、コメントありがとうございます。たしかに、世界的に反フェミが加速している感じですね。現在は各国でバラバラになっている運動ですが、連帯できれば大きな力になります。なんとか自分がその橋渡し役をできないかと考えているところです。</p></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=8113&amp;1=default&amp;2=ja&amp;3=" token="PEXmYDiqOfs1YJ0orD7mr22I5scHnl8njSvolLkOCuY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </footer> </article> </div> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=8&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="E4cewAAI5o_IFtONKG0oHArjRnZv_4JAc-CnRnLmMO4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 11 Jan 2021 05:23:11 +0000 Kay_Omura 8 at http://spiritlinks.net Low Self-Esteem of Younger Generation is Because of Lack of Mother Love http://spiritlinks.net/blog/low-self-esteem-younger-generation-because-lack-mother-love <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Low Self-Esteem of Younger Generation is Because of Lack of Mother Love</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kay_Omura</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/06/2021 - 13:39</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Suicide and depression rates have been skyrocketing among younger generation. Millennials are more likely to die prematurely from suicide and drug overdoses than previous generations were(<a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/06/why-suicide-rates-among-millennials-are-rising/612943/">source</a>). Between 2009 and 2017, rates of depression among those ages 14 to 17 increased by more than 60%(<a href="https://www.voanews.com/student-union/gen-z-studies-show-higher-rates-depression">source</a>). These articles are explaining their difficult financial situation, and I can agree that money situation can be a direct reason for depression and suicide, but it's a bit superficial. The real issue here is the mental resilience of younger generation I believe. Mental resilience is difficult to convert to numbers so it's difficult to conduct a survey of it, but I believe the mental resilience of younger generation is much lower than that of older generation.</p> <p><img alt="Cyber bullying" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ea1d6809-62ba-4453-a383-44471779c855" height="224" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/cyber-bullying-illustration.jpg" width="224" /></p> <p><strong>Internet Addiction and Low Self-Esteem</strong><br /> One of the significant characteristics of younger generation is internet addiction. Games and social networks are almost their meanings of lives. The reason younger generation use social networks is because they need constant approvals. There is a research data that says individuals with low self-esteem usually are in a need for constant approval from their friends and loved ones in order to feel valuable and precious(<a href="https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kagan_Kircaburun/publication/307513046_Self-Esteem_Daily_Internet_Use_and_Social_Media_Addiction_as_Predictors_of_Depression_among_Turkish_Adolescents/links/57c7415008ae28c01d4f8123/Self-Esteem-Daily-Internet-Use-and-Social-Media-Addiction-as-Predictors-of-Depression-among-Turkish-Adolescents.pdf">source</a>). There is however a vicious circle in social networks. They come to social networks for help but find happier people and become depressed. 121 studies have found that social media use likely causes more harm than good(<a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/social-instincts/201911/new-analysis-social-media-use-is-harmful-self-esteem">source</a>). Many theories of depression assume that low self-esteem is a defining feature of depression(<a href="https://online.ucpress.edu/collabra/article/5/1/11/113008/The-Relationship-between-Self-Esteem-and">source</a>) .</p> <p><img alt="Depressed people" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c994d8b7-c4bf-45c5-a22f-da171abf784e" height="207" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/depressed-people-holding-face-masks-hiding-emotions.jpg" width="342" /></p> <p><strong>Every Child is Entitled to Have Mother's Unconditionl Love</strong><br /> I put all the blame for younger generation's low self-esteem, social network addiction, and depression on capitalism and wrong feminism because I believe the reason of low self-esteem is simply the result of loveless childhood. Every single child is entitled to receive unconditional love from their parents. I can't stress it enough because loveless childhood can literally cause a death. There was an experiment by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II if newborn babies could survive without love. Those babies were fed and bathed but were not talked to and smiled at. All the babies died within a year(<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_deprivation_experiments">Language deprivation experiments</a>). </p> <p><img alt="Mother and her baby" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d70bf5ba-57c2-4056-a31a-e77039cb7ee7" height="213" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/motherbaby.jpg" width="379" /></p> <p>All the money is debt, and because it is debt, all the money comes with interest. Economy has to grow in order to pay interest, and when the global market was saturated, international bankers decided to promote feminism because if women left house and started to work outside, the economy would grow again. It used to be women's job to give love to their children, but wrong feminism has completely overwritten our common sense, and today nobody has the slightest question on leaving an infant to a daycare and how it affects their mentality. People think women should be saved, but the people who really need to be saved are children. </p> <p> </p> <p></p><div class="video-filter"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YGpJJTCz40s?modestbranding=0&amp;amp;html5=1&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=0&amp;amp;wmode=opaque&amp;amp;loop=0&amp;amp;controls=1&amp;amp;autohide=0&amp;amp;showinfo=0&amp;amp;theme=dark&amp;amp;color=red" width="400" height="225" class="video-y vf-ygpjjtcz40s" allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <p><img alt="What feminists think" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ffd4da77-9847-4f2b-b4d5-11c5485d14c4" height="294" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/whatfeministsthink.png" width="294" /></p> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=7&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="XclDo4EBJ-co3K9OihriJH27UPGfd4KD5wbKh9JYH34"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Wed, 06 Jan 2021 04:39:17 +0000 Kay_Omura 7 at http://spiritlinks.net Money is Zero-Sum Game, but Love is Win-Win and has No Limit http://spiritlinks.net/blog/money-zero-sum-game-love-win-win-and-has-no-limit <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Money is Zero-Sum Game, but Love is Win-Win and has No Limit</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kay_Omura</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/01/2021 - 19:55</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Today we live in the world where eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity. The middle class is vanishing in the richest countries like America and Japan, and many people are falling below poverty line every day. We thought capitalism would make everybody rich, but it was only for some decades, and today we have few super rich people and many of poor people. Why did this happen? Why is capitalism such a disappointing and dysfunctional system? I explain why money is incompetent and love is perfect.</p> <p>Money has several important characteristics. One is that you cannot issue money. Only a government and banks can. Another character is the amount of money they can issue is limited. It is because if they issue too much of money, they would go bankrupt. The third character is money is stronger when it's bigger. Bigger money has more power than divided small money. Here is a video that shows the power of bigger money.</p> <p></p><div class="video-filter"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/amNvcyHQTbg?modestbranding=0&amp;amp;html5=1&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=0&amp;amp;wmode=opaque&amp;amp;loop=0&amp;amp;controls=1&amp;amp;autohide=0&amp;amp;showinfo=0&amp;amp;theme=dark&amp;amp;color=red" width="400" height="225" class="video-y vf-amnvcyhqtbg" allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <p>Because of this character, people try to accumulate money, and it leads to monopoly. It was Marx who said competition leads inevitably to monopoly.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="Marx" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5b61f20d-6fa1-4aaf-aad6-cc8599af031b" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/320px-KarlMarxEnglish.png" /></p> <p> </p> <p>This is why just eight men own same wealth as half the world today. The fourth character is money makes people deceptive where the market is saturated. Everybody is happy when the market is growing, but once the market is saturated, since the amount of money in the market is limited, it gets difficult to make money. It's called <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-sum_game">zero-sum game</a>. If someone makes money, someone loses money. In such a situation, many smart people become deceptive in order to make money unless they are Christians or taught to hate money because deceiving less smart people is easier for smarter people than offering better service. Those who deny conspiracy theories are people who want to deceive other themselves or people who are so naive and unsuspecting or people who are scared to admit those theories. If money is zero-sum game, love is win-win. You can give love, and anybody can give love, and there is also no limit in the amount of love you give. The amount of love a society can hold is limitless. There is no such thing like saturation in love. If each person in a society give love to each other as much as they can, the total amount of happiness the society hold is probably a hundred times bigger than a society of money. It's a literal heaven on earth.</p> <p></p><div class="video-filter"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/P-WP6POdTgY?modestbranding=0&amp;amp;html5=1&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=0&amp;amp;wmode=opaque&amp;amp;loop=0&amp;amp;controls=1&amp;amp;autohide=0&amp;amp;showinfo=0&amp;amp;theme=dark&amp;amp;color=red" width="400" height="225" class="video-y vf-pwp6podtgy" allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> <p></p><div class="video-filter"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/oWeJ9p42ufg?modestbranding=0&amp;amp;html5=1&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=0&amp;amp;wmode=opaque&amp;amp;loop=0&amp;amp;controls=1&amp;amp;autohide=0&amp;amp;showinfo=0&amp;amp;theme=dark&amp;amp;color=red" width="400" height="225" class="video-y vf-owej9p42ufg" allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <p>Music were better in 80s.</p> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=6&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="7H2NushWfAU6Qys0xeMiKDyrLvbqw6kb1N4k7BFyk50"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Fri, 01 Jan 2021 10:55:15 +0000 Kay_Omura 6 at http://spiritlinks.net