“Women against Masuzoe for
governor of Tokyo”
February 6, 2014
Alternative Media E-wave Tokyo
"Women do not behave normally when on their periods." These are the abhorrent words of Tokyo gubernatorial candidate Masuzoe in an article entitled "Are we going to let the increasing number of Madonna lawmakers run Japan into ruins?" that appeared in the October 1989 edition of entertainment magazine BIGMAN. This statement, arousing the absolute
contempt of women alike, is only the beginning of Masuzoe's stream of abusive remarks and verbal diarrhea. Overseas, comments by a politician like these they would have called into question his moral character, immediately leading to protest against him and demands for his removal from office.
Should a man with views of woman like this be elected as governor, there is no doubt there would be serious regressions in all of the policies regarding welfare, employment, empowering women, and child raising.
We can not accept a situation where Masuzoe is governor. We have decided to take a stand against Masuzoe's words and actions centering upon his discriminatory remarks against women. More women must know about the true nature of this man.
Day and Time: February 6 (Thursday) 14:30- 15:30 (Doors open at 14:15)
Place: Kashi kaigishitsu (conference room for hire) at Kaigi suru nara (If you're gonna have a meeting..) (Minato-ku, Shinsaibashi 2-12-15 Tanaka Tamuramachi Building 5B 03-3273-11670
About the rally: Focusing on Masuzoe's discriminatory remarks against women, his actions and other statemtents will be introduced. This will be followed by an appeal by the women in the organization and the messages we have collected from other people.
Attendance requested by: Regular, everyday women who desire for Masuzoe not to be elected as governor
*For more about "Women against Masuzoe for governor of Tokyo" see below*
We launched our website on February 5, 2014.
Within 8 hours of its launch, 20,000 had accessed the site.
We have received endorsements from director Kamanaka Hitomi, Azumai Rei (Group for Working with TEPCO to Denuclearization), Maekita Miyako (Head of Sustena, an advertising company working for a sustainable future) and over 500 other supporters.
It is likely that we will reach over several thousand signatories by the 6th. In whatever way you can, please help us spread the word of our outrage with this situation.