What follows are two short presentations delivered to lower-level Kansai Gaidai University language learners by an upper-level counterpart.

The first, "Masculinity and the Occupation of Symbolic Space", centers on the man-girl configuration that pervades Japanese media.

Key words: Tough Guise, Killing Us Softly, symbolic space, infantilization of women, sexualization of girls, backlash, masculinity, Morning Girls

The second, "Makeinu, Onibaba, Oniyome... Oniotto?" focuses on the ever-growing 'older woman' semantic set of Japanese.

Key words: Sakai Junko, 'makeinu' [loser dog], Misago Chizuru, 'onibaba' [demon hag], 'oniyome' [demon (i.e., nonsubmissive) wife], 'oniotto', linguistic pressure, feminist resistance, word coinage
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