Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Not a library post


I'm stuck for something to write about today. My partner just showed me this Japanese website about the World Cup. They're rating the beauty of female football fans, which is pretty typical of the male-dominated Japanese media. I'm continually astounded at what they can get away with and that was the thing that depressed me about my time in Japan - the one dimensional depiction of women in the media, the obsession with beauty (or more often 'cuteness') and the rigidity of gender roles. #thatisall