Key words/phrases: 'kekkon katsudo' or 'konkatsu' (marriage hunting), 'makeinu' (derogatory word for professionally successful unmarried woman), 'jinko seisaku' (population policy),'kekkon sodanjo' (public matrimony agencies), 'omiai' (arranged marriage), 'josanshi' (midwife), 'kazoku teate' (family allowance), contraception, abortion, declining birthrate, mind control, indoctrination.
Key words/phrases: 'yome ni iku', ie system, 'hanayome shugyo' (bridal training), 'kaji tetsudai' (housework as bridal training), 'setai nushi' (head of household), housework, marriage, partnership.
Key words-phrases: 'otokomasari' (male-surpassing woman), 'memeshii' (effeminate), 'ooshi' (masculine), female dress code, drag, uniforms
Key words-phrases: marriage, 'ai zo me' (things dyed indigo blue), 'ka fu ni so maru' (follow one's spouse's ways), patrimony, patriarchy, 'muko yoshi' (adopted bridegroom), 'yome' (bride), 'kacho' (male head of family), domestic violence.
Key words: gender wage gap, 'paato' (part-time worker), 'seishain' (full-time worker), housework, the "housework law" of Spain.
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Key words-phrases: suffrage, gender pay gap, feminism, Japan's prewar Civil Code, the Japanese Constitution (Nihon Koku Kenpo), Article 24, Beate Sirota Gordon, textbook politics, role model.
Key words-phrases: Ichi hime ni taro, 'kokeshi', female infanticide, Gender Gap Index 2008
Key words-phrases: Barbapapa, children's books, color coding, socialization
Key words-phrases: gender stereotypes, ageism, heavy metal, environment
(Note: the opener is weak but left intact - unedited - for teaching purposes.)
Key words-phrases: teen motherhood, teen marriage, marital infidelity, gambling, domestic violence, child abuse, appreciation.
Then watch "Am I 'Watashi', 'Boku' or 'Ore'?"
This presentation focuses on first-person pronoun usage in Japanese. The presenter asks if the paucity of options available to females in comparison to males is "a problem" -- and if so, for whom?
Key words-phrases: 'watashi', 'atashi', 'boku', 'bokura', 'ore', language usage, word coinage, equality.
Compare: Why do we capitalize the word “I”? (NYT, 2008) nytimes.com/2008/08/03/magazine/03wwln-guestsafire-t.html
About finding purpose through work.
Key words-phrases: WWII, professional aspirations, nursing school, self-support, choices in life, apathy, NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Teaching), life direction.
[Student-handout available upon request]
About the presenter's grandmother who, against all odds, realized her lifelong dream to open her own school.
Key words-phrases: female self-sacrifice, male privilege, (textile) factory work, ambition, self-education, happiness.
[Pronunciation practice -- 'th' -- embedded in video]
This presenter reveals the startling reasons why her father so thoroughly "cherishes family time."
Key words-phrases: family, 'choonan' (eldest son), 'honke' (head family), infidelity, freeloading, 'jugyou-sankan' (open house), filial duty, "natural"
The presenter argues that 'onna kotoba' and 'otoko kotoba' -- mutually exclusive, gender-differentiated codes of communication -- qualify as one especially enduring Japanese form of discrimination against women, but instead of proposing changes to the language itself, she has another idea. Watch and learn!
Key words-phrases: 'onna kotoba', 'otoko kotoba', false discrimination, gender-free (language, society)
After engaging in a little "dictionary research," the presenter makes a startling discovery regarding who, according to the writing system of Japan, qualifies as a person -- and who does not.
Key words-phrases: Japanese, radical (bushu), wife (tsuma), husband (otto), linguistic sexism, language reform.