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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007

READERS IN COUNCIL

The need to bash young women


Tokyo

In the Dec. 16 translation "Kogyaru grow into monster mums," from the Dec. 13 Shukan Bunshun, we learn of one "monster" who brings her child to a day-care center, even though he's infected with chicken pox. Yet on the same page, in the Media Mix column, we hear of a working mother who was fired for taking a day off to care for her sick son!

It is typical of the Japanese media to bash young women while ignoring the "monster management" -- most typically middle-aged and male -- at Japanese companies that have inhuman policies toward their employees.

The same was true of enjo kosai (compensated dating) at its scandalous peak: endless condemnation of the high school girls engaged in it, and little to be heard regarding the men who were paying for their services.

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