Skip to comments.No sex please - we're Japanese
Posted on 06/03/2004 10:08:20 AM PDT by LonghornFreeperEdited on 06/03/2004 10:17:14 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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Reading this article was pretty scary. Anyone who believes that Japan will provide a bastion against China in the coming decades should read this article. Japan is a society already in decline, and fast approaching freefall.
Maybe I should go help out.
Maybe I should go help out.
I am willing to help Japan increase their birth rate. This is a cause that I can really support! ;-)
how interesting ....
Yes, real women are tiring and potentially humiliating. Better to watch cartoon porn and "turn Japanese."
I read a book about 15 years ago, "The Pink Samurai," that included a lot of this theme of Japanese men being rather clueless about how to deal with women. (Aren't we all? But this book's point was that, in Japan, the confusion was to a much greater degree than in the USA and Europe.)
I tend to think that part of the reason why is that Japanese women were kept politically and socially less powerful than their USA and European counterparts MUCH LATER into the 20th Century ... and so, now that Japanese women are catching up rapidly, Japanese men are somewhat taken by surprise. Their grandfathers still remember when women were not to speak unless spoken to. Put differently: Japan, although catching up rapidly in this regard, is still "only" in the 1950s or 1960s "That Girl!" stage of male-female sexual politics.
Sorry if that came off like Andrea Dworkin. :)
Tomorrow: Europe (pre-Eurabia)
Next week: Us?
Too much soy in the diet?
BTW, your screen name reminds me of the old joke:
"Why are Texans always smiling?"
"Nothing is happening with depressing regularity..."
Not like the good old days when you cats were raping Nanking, is it?
Abortion and contraception are taking a toll in Japan, it is true, just as it has in Europe and soon will in North America.
We are our own destruction. It's nice that our doom is coming with such subtlety, though. A nice touch. As for China, abortion selecting against women babies is sending the gender balance on the mainland off the rails. The population gains on the mainland are slowing, and it will become increasingly male in nature as time goes forward. Will this make China the same-sex marriage capital of the world? Or will it motivate the next major war of nations, so China can carry off the women of neighboring states to rebuild its homosexual population? Another reason I'm glad I'm a geezer...
Too expensive to raise children.
A liter of milk is over $3.50US. A good elementary/high school costs close to the same per year as an ivy league college.
Housing is outrageously expensive and no one gets very much of it.
High taxes, government control, business control (their free market is not our idea of free market) -- too many penalties for growth and investment; too many expenses for families.
"Sorry if that came off like Andrea Dworkin."
Well, there's one who could put me off sex. UGH!
We're Number One, we're number one...
you two sharing a brain cell or something?
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