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(Daily Yomiuri)   51 percent of Japanese feel married women should stay at home to cook and clean, highest percentage since 1997. Expert suggests shaky economy and tsunami disaster are causing people to attach more importance to home life   (yomiuri.co.jp ) divider line 44
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2012-12-17 09:25:29 AM  
More like "Oppressive Japanese mothers pressure their daughters into shiattin' out babbies as soon as possible.
 
2012-12-17 11:07:56 AM  
and we wonder why like 30% of 30 year old Japanese men are virgins
 
2012-12-17 11:48:39 AM  
Where can I order one online?

/I keed, I keed
 
2012-12-17 11:59:55 AM  
Hmm... male dominated society thinks women should stay home? I'm SHOCKED by this news...
 
2012-12-17 12:01:05 PM  

doglover: More like "Oppressive Japanese mothers pressure their daughters into shiattin' out babbies as soon as possible.


Then they are doing a terrible job at it.

The Incredible Shrinking Country
 
2012-12-17 12:05:09 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: doglover: More like "Oppressive Japanese mothers pressure their daughters into shiattin' out babbies as soon as possible.

Then they are doing a terrible job at it.

The Incredible Shrinking Country


They don't really have any more room for new people
 
2012-12-17 12:09:28 PM  
Hasn't the Japanese economy *always* been shaky? I mean, that's why they design their buildings that way.
 
2012-12-17 12:19:02 PM  
When your options are housewife or 80-hour week for heartless corporate overlords, staying home suddenly doesn't look so bad.

/seriously, Japan, dial it back a little
 
2012-12-17 12:20:01 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Cubicle Jockey: doglover: More like "Oppressive Japanese mothers pressure their daughters into shiattin' out babbies as soon as possible.

Then they are doing a terrible job at it.

The Incredible Shrinking Country

They don't really have any more room for new people


yes they do. but like the rest of the first world, japanese couples are putting off having kids, if they have them at all. The only difference between us and them, is we have immigration to keep the population growth happening.
 
2012-12-17 12:27:05 PM  

SuperT: Lost Thought 00: Cubicle Jockey: doglover: More like "Oppressive Japanese mothers pressure their daughters into shiattin' out babbies as soon as possible.

Then they are doing a terrible job at it.

The Incredible Shrinking Country

They don't really have any more room for new people

yes they do. but like the rest of the first world, japanese couples are putting off having kids, if they have them at all. The only difference between us and them, is we have immigration to keep the population growth happening.


Well, that and almost exactly 1/10th the population density.
 
2012-12-17 12:33:24 PM  
And in other news, the conservative party just won election in a landslide victory.

/yes, the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party is the conservative party
//some odd nationalism going on over there right now as well
 
2012-12-17 12:44:51 PM  

Kuroshin: And in other news, the conservative party just won election in a landslide victory.

/yes, the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party is the conservative party
//some odd nationalism going on over there right now as well


That never ends well.
 
2012-12-17 12:52:48 PM  
This is institutional. My wife, who is Japanese and currently living and working in Japan, does not dare mention she is married to her coworkers or boss. She is afraid that if management were to found out they would fire her and tell her to live off her spouse. Aparently this is common, though I have no other source than my wife.


Kuroshin: //some odd nationalism going on over there right now as well


Nationalism has always been going on, usually they marginalized, hopefully that will continue.
 
2012-12-17 01:11:12 PM  
I was expecting visuals of domesticated Japanese ladies. I am disappointed.
 
2012-12-17 01:31:57 PM  
Has there ever been a country that didn't base it's economy on the assumption of population growth?
 
2012-12-17 01:33:27 PM  
I wish all countries had declining numbers. There are too many people on this blue pearl. It's not like we're an endangered species, and while it's entertaining to think of cultures as things to be cherished, they're mutable as all hell and we need to get over how pwecious they are.

Growing up in a family where there were a number of young widows, I learned at a young age that staying at home and hoping a guy's going to support you while you maintain a house is a fool's dream. I go on women's BBSes and the "SAHM" types get all righteous about their "Feminist choice" and I have to just not respond. Truth is, you pop out at the end of a 25 year tunnel and are divorced or a widow with no in-office marketable skills.

/so many dopes
//so few dope slaps
 
2012-12-17 01:35:41 PM  

BigBurrito: This is institutional. My wife, who is Japanese and currently living and working in Japan, does not dare mention she is married to her coworkers or boss. She is afraid that if management were to found out they would fire her and tell her to live off her spouse. Aparently this is common, though I have no other source than my wife.


This sentiment is echoed by the best Christmas movie ever.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-17 01:46:44 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: There are too many people on this blue pearl.


In what possible way? We're a world that throws most of its food away and where about 1/5 of us are obese, we have effectively limitless energy flowing down from the sky on a daily basis, we have huge, vast tracts of open, unused land -- so much land, in fact, that we waste it on things like golf courses and strip malls and subdivisions, the world is around 2/3 water and we have the technology to easily extract the salt and other impurities from it, we're wiping out disease and wars are fewer and less destructive every year.
 
2012-12-17 02:01:56 PM  

imashark: Where can I order one online?

/I keed, I keed


Then again, in Japan they'd probably end up being offered in vending machines.
 
2012-12-17 02:30:48 PM  
www.rottenecards.com
 
2012-12-17 02:50:22 PM  
I think Japanese women should be sooooooo horny, and should love me long time.
 
2012-12-17 03:17:07 PM  

imashark: Where can I order one online?

/I keed, I keed


Make sure they drill air holes in the crate. Trust me on this.
 
2012-12-17 03:48:43 PM  

meanmutton: we have effectively limitless energy flowing down from the sky on a daily basis,


Which we already take 23.8% for ourselves for food, either through crops, fishing, or animal husbandry. This would even be larger except we are extracting the stored solar production of millions of years ago in the form of fossil fuels.

Link

The rest of the planet has to share the remaining 76.2%.
 
2012-12-17 04:08:50 PM  

meanmutton: Contents Under Pressure: There are too many people on this blue pearl.

In what possible way? We're a world that throws most of its food away and where about 1/5 of us are obese, we have effectively limitless energy flowing down from the sky on a daily basis, we have huge, vast tracts of open, unused land -- so much land, in fact, that we waste it on things like golf courses and strip malls and subdivisions, the world is around 2/3 water and we have the technology to easily extract the salt and other impurities from it, we're wiping out disease and wars are fewer and less destructive every year.


Ugh your "humans are the supreme beings of this planet" thinking is sickening. Yeah the planet could maybe support more people, but at the cost of many other species, species which for the most part are superior to other humans. I've yet to see a leopard sew a vagina shut, or a giraffe burn one of it's kind at the stake for preferring leaves of one tree to another.
 
2012-12-17 04:56:47 PM  

Girion47: meanmutton: Contents Under Pressure: There are too many people on this blue pearl.

In what possible way? We're a world that throws most of its food away and where about 1/5 of us are obese, we have effectively limitless energy flowing down from the sky on a daily basis, we have huge, vast tracts of open, unused land -- so much land, in fact, that we waste it on things like golf courses and strip malls and subdivisions, the world is around 2/3 water and we have the technology to easily extract the salt and other impurities from it, we're wiping out disease and wars are fewer and less destructive every year.

Ugh your "humans are the supreme beings of this planet" thinking is sickening. Yeah the planet could maybe support more people, but at the cost of many other species, species which for the most part are superior to other humans. I've yet to see a leopard sew a vagina shut, or a giraffe burn one of it's kind at the stake for preferring leaves of one tree to another.


Right, but have you seen a Dolphin write an Opera or ants build the Alhambra? Humans do some really, really, really, really crappy things. But there are times they do the most amazing things.
 
2012-12-17 05:06:40 PM  

ScouserDuck: Girion47: meanmutton: Contents Under Pressure: There are too many people on this blue pearl.

In what possible way? We're a world that throws most of its food away and where about 1/5 of us are obese, we have effectively limitless energy flowing down from the sky on a daily basis, we have huge, vast tracts of open, unused land -- so much land, in fact, that we waste it on things like golf courses and strip malls and subdivisions, the world is around 2/3 water and we have the technology to easily extract the salt and other impurities from it, we're wiping out disease and wars are fewer and less destructive every year.

Ugh your "humans are the supreme beings of this planet" thinking is sickening. Yeah the planet could maybe support more people, but at the cost of many other species, species which for the most part are superior to other humans. I've yet to see a leopard sew a vagina shut, or a giraffe burn one of it's kind at the stake for preferring leaves of one tree to another.

Right, but have you seen a Dolphin write an Opera or ants build the Alhambra? Humans do some really, really, really, really crappy things. But there are times they do the most amazing things.


Given the scale of a termite, their mounds are waaaay more impressive than most human constructions. As for dolphin opera, who knows? I mean sure it's not "written" but that's splitting hairs.

/An idiom which may or may not be
//offensive to our hairless dolphin friends
 
2012-12-17 05:22:23 PM  

BigBurrito: Kuroshin: //some odd nationalism going on over there right now as well

Nationalism has always been going on, usually they marginalized, hopefully that will continue.


That's the odd part. It's growing overt. From what I understand, it's starting to put people on-edge.
 
2012-12-17 05:30:15 PM  
Maybe they should pay some attention to the fact that this is a fantasy that is not economically possible in today's Japan unless you are the Emperor.
 
2012-12-17 05:35:30 PM  

meanmutton: the world is around 2/3 water and we have the technology to easily extract the salt and other impurities from it,


I wish you luck in your effort to desal and transport enough water to give places like Nebraska the several inches of rain they need over millions of acres every year for agriculture.
 
2012-12-17 06:50:21 PM  

Girion47: Ugh your "humans are the supreme beings of this planet" thinking is sickening. Yeah the planet could maybe support more people, but at the cost of many other species, species which for the most part are superior to other humans. I've yet to see a leopard sew a vagina shut, or a giraffe burn one of it's kind at the stake for preferring leaves of one tree to another.


And yet, that's what Gaia has come up with ... it's all perfectly natural, and everything humans create and do are are born from/of the Earth.

Unless you think humans are a product of alien meddling, of course.
 
2012-12-17 06:52:44 PM  
I think it's interesting that even the % of women voters in their 20's feeling that way rose dramatically. Obviously, there's a ton about the survey I don't know (I've only read this article), but I wouldn't have expected that.
 
2012-12-17 08:59:48 PM  

meanmutton: Contents Under Pressure: There are too many people on this blue pearl.

In what possible way? We're a world that throws most of its food away and where about 1/5 of us are obese, we have effectively limitless energy flowing down from the sky on a daily basis, we have huge, vast tracts of open, unused land -- so much land, in fact, that we waste it on things like golf courses and strip malls and subdivisions, the world is around 2/3 water and we have the technology to easily extract the salt and other impurities from it, we're wiping out disease and wars are fewer and less destructive every year.


It's the collateral damage that gets me. We're causing the largest mass extinction since the asteroid hit (I'm not talking this century - I'm talking human existence). The waters are filthy. There's an island of garbage in the Pacific the size of a small continent. Climate change as the result of human activities is a proven fact. We're losing tens of thousands of acres of forest every day.

The food and water waste you mention just drives my point further.
 
2012-12-17 09:43:57 PM  

Kuta: BigBurrito: This is institutional. My wife, who is Japanese and currently living and working in Japan, does not dare mention she is married to her coworkers or boss. She is afraid that if management were to found out they would fire her and tell her to live off her spouse. Aparently this is common, though I have no other source than my wife.

This sentiment is echoed by the best Christmas movie ever.


Glad I'm not the only one who thinks it's a Christmas movie. My husband disputes this every year.
 
2012-12-17 09:51:17 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: meanmutton: Contents Under Pressure: There are too many people on this blue pearl.

In what possible way? We're a world that throws most of its food away and where about 1/5 of us are obese, we have effectively limitless energy flowing down from the sky on a daily basis, we have huge, vast tracts of open, unused land -- so much land, in fact, that we waste it on things like golf courses and strip malls and subdivisions, the world is around 2/3 water and we have the technology to easily extract the salt and other impurities from it, we're wiping out disease and wars are fewer and less destructive every year.

It's the collateral damage that gets me. We're causing the largest mass extinction since the asteroid hit (I'm not talking this century - I'm talking human existence). The waters are filthy. There's an island of garbage in the Pacific the size of a small continent. Climate change as the result of human activities is a proven fact. We're losing tens of thousands of acres of forest every day.

The food and water waste you mention just drives my point further.

Yet you have no problem wasting resources dicking around on the computer.
 
2012-12-17 10:30:16 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Contents Under Pressure: meanmutton: Contents Under Pressure: There are too many people on this blue pearl.

In what possible way? We're a world that throws most of its food away and where about 1/5 of us are obese, we have effectively limitless energy flowing down from the sky on a daily basis, we have huge, vast tracts of open, unused land -- so much land, in fact, that we waste it on things like golf courses and strip malls and subdivisions, the world is around 2/3 water and we have the technology to easily extract the salt and other impurities from it, we're wiping out disease and wars are fewer and less destructive every year.

It's the collateral damage that gets me. We're causing the largest mass extinction since the asteroid hit (I'm not talking this century - I'm talking human existence). The waters are filthy. There's an island of garbage in the Pacific the size of a small continent. Climate change as the result of human activities is a proven fact. We're losing tens of thousands of acres of forest every day.

The food and water waste you mention just drives my point further.
Yet you have no problem wasting resources dicking around on the computer.


Semen isn't a finite resource.
 
2012-12-17 11:57:58 PM  
Remember, in Japan men come first and women come second. Or sometimes not at all.

That's all you really need to know about it.
 
2012-12-18 01:42:39 AM  

Contents Under Pressure: meanmutton: Contents Under Pressure: There are too many people on this blue pearl.

In what possible way? We're a world that throws most of its food away and where about 1/5 of us are obese, we have effectively limitless energy flowing down from the sky on a daily basis, we have huge, vast tracts of open, unused land -- so much land, in fact, that we waste it on things like golf courses and strip malls and subdivisions, the world is around 2/3 water and we have the technology to easily extract the salt and other impurities from it, we're wiping out disease and wars are fewer and less destructive every year.

It's the collateral damage that gets me. We're causing the largest mass extinction since the asteroid hit (I'm not talking this century - I'm talking human existence). The waters are filthy. There's an island of garbage in the Pacific the size of a small continent. Climate change as the result of human activities is a proven fact. We're losing tens of thousands of acres of forest every day.

The food and water waste you mention just drives my point further.


Well bye
 
2012-12-18 03:59:27 AM  
Headline: 51 percent of Japanese feel married women...

Stopped reading right there.

/i'll be in my bunk.
 
2012-12-18 04:02:31 AM  

Girion47: Ugh your "humans are the supreme beings of this planet" thinking is sickening. Yeah the planet could maybe support more people, but at the cost of many other species, species which for the most part are superior to other humans. I've yet to see a leopard sew a vagina shut, or a giraffe burn one of it's kind at the stake for preferring leaves of one tree to another.


You went to public school, didn't you? And most of your teachers were women who wore plaid flannel shirts and kept their hair cut short, weren't they?
 
2012-12-18 06:43:04 AM  

Girion47: I've yet to see a leopard sew a vagina shut...


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2012-12-18 06:43:56 AM  

Cubicle Jockey: doglover: More like "Oppressive Japanese mothers pressure their daughters into shiattin' out babbies as soon as possible.

Then they are doing a terrible job at it.

The Incredible Shrinking Country


They need to learn that you can't make babies with tentacles.


/that you'd want to keep, anyway
 
2012-12-18 09:20:41 AM  
It's really goddamn expensive to live on the cities. Women can make their own money and dont have to put impaired the rules and expectations that come with being married. Why bother when you can just stay at home ad let your mom take care of you?

There is also a child care shortage. So if you have kids it's much easier to stay home than try and find some.
 
2012-12-18 11:31:42 AM  

DrPainMD: Girion47: Ugh your "humans are the supreme beings of this planet" thinking is sickening. Yeah the planet could maybe support more people, but at the cost of many other species, species which for the most part are superior to other humans. I've yet to see a leopard sew a vagina shut, or a giraffe burn one of it's kind at the stake for preferring leaves of one tree to another.

You went to public school, didn't you? And most of your teachers were women who wore plaid flannel shirts and kept their hair cut short, weren't they?


Actually I want to Catholic school K-12. My high school was run and curriculum set, by Franciscan brothers.

/Was taught evolution as fact
//Comparative Religions class was completely objective
///not taught abstinence-only either.
 
2012-12-18 03:48:26 PM  
I don't think *women* should stay home; but I do think *someone* should stay home. If you're going to have children that is.
 
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