Gender apartheid in Japan

Japan has resorted to gender apartheid to control the problem of men harassing women. Men grope women on the transit system-those crowded buses and trains. It is a huge problem and to "solve" it they are not putting the men in prison but instead now have women only buses and train cars.

This is a country with a depleted environment, overcrowded from unrestrained reproduction and the utter subjugation of women. They have been evolving from holding women as slaves for only 50 years, one generation, and are at a critical stage. Gender apartheid is a step backward.


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Blogger Noumena said...

This is not apartheid, which would be an enforced separation, ie, forbidding all women from men's cars and vice versa. Instead, this is the establishment of a safe space, not unlike a DV shelter where men are not allowed in parts of the building, or a feminist bulletin board that only allows feminists to participate.

Also, I would question the factual basis for your assertions that Japan has a `depleted environment' and suffers from overcrowding due to `unrestrained reproduction'. Japan has some of the most robust environmental laws in the world, along with some of the lowest birthrates -- the `overcrowding' is due primarily to environmental regulations under which a huge percentage of the country's acreage is designated protected forests.

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