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Tuesday, June 8, 2004

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

What do you think of the government official's comment on women 'brimming with energy'?


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Yoshi Ayugai
Animation, 32
That's a mightily sexist remark, isn't it? I think it's more a result of the animation/entertainment industry. It's video games, not women brimming with energy.

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James Gow
Foreign Exchange, 39
How about b******s? I think it's more a reflection of the fact that Japanese young find difficulty in seeing right from wrong -- it's the media, I guess.

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Kyoko Saito
33
I totally disagree. Violent images surround kids so they don't know the difference between reality and fiction, and young people don't know how to control their emotions.

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Eddie Espanol
Int'l Comm., 24
That seems a bit of an extreme thing to say, like he's trying to shift the blame. The kids are too young to even know what that means.

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Monika Uchiyama
Student, 17
In Japan we see women as the weaker sex, which is what he means, but I don't agree. It's easy to blame the media, but taking a person's life isn't seen as a difficult thing.

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Seth Strand
Engineer, 19
That's nonsense. Back in the 1950s, holding hands was a big deal, but teenagers these days do anything. Little kids have been desensitized.



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