Showing posts from November, 2009

Women's hotline - updates

Did you know this past week was a week to raise awareness about abuse?

The websites highlight domestic violence and stalkers abut about wage equity, sexism and other actual women's rights?
Nov 15- Nov 21, Daily 8:30am-7:00pm
TEL: 0570-070-810

It just seems sad that this gets attention only get one week a year! Get more information about local numbers to call:

Here is a chart with what women called about l

Equality Now Women’s Action 33.1:Rape simulation games

This had disturbed me for a while ... so see the links for details but here are some bit of the action and info for taking action: from Women’s Action 33.1, May 2009–Japan: Rape simulator games and the normalization of sexual violenceThe aim of the RapeLay game is for the player to repeatedly rape the mother and her daughters until they begin to “enjoy” the experience.Japan ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1985 and was last examined on its report in 2003 by the CEDAW Committee, which reviews government compliance with CEDAW. While in its report the Japanese government recognized that “violence from husbands or partners, sexual crimes, prostitution, sexual harassment and stalking behaviour are grave violations of women’s human rights” the CEDAW Committee expressed concern that Japanese law characterized stalking as “acts to ‘satisfy lov…

Nov 14, 2009 Pres Obama in Japan

Nov 14 President Obama Tokyo pix

This was an exciting day. yes i want him ot go more to the left and do the right thing for the country and the world... but it was great to see him in person.
more motivated to fight for social change.
community organizers of the world => keep rockin' it!

Japan women's rights hotline 2009

女性の人権ホットラインNov 15- Nov 21

Daily 8:30am-7:00pm  

TEL: 0570-070-810

* i know this is a week to raise awareness about abuse fo women's rights.
seems sad one week a year!

Nov 14, 2009 Pres Obama in Japan

A group of us were lucky not only the see and hear pres. Obama in person today but we also got great seats. thanks to both people at the embassy and Mike getting there at 6am!

We were moved and inspired by Pres. Obama today - he is terribly charismatic and shines most when he smiles.

It is great to have someone with a community organizer background in the WH. It is up to us to move him to take the actions we want. There is so much to do to make the world a better place.

I still have not downloaded my pix but here are a few. thie first one by John H and the second by Greg I.

Many more pix and vids have been posted on FB but for those of you not on FB --- here you go!


Look for the crazy people standing up right away - that is how close we were:

guns and friends

one of the reasons i stopped posting is my strong feelings about things and the scary reactions i get. yes this is not a high hit blog but there are scary people in the world and as long as they do not know me i guess i am okay.

tonight i have 2 notes - 1 good - 1 bad, not really bad!

the good i will have time to post when more later about but FINALLY Lindsey Ann Hawker's killer has been not spotted but found and arrested.
SEE! you can make a difference by looking around you and making a simple call. if it was your mom, your sister, your lover - would you not want someone to make that call and say hey i think i saw XXXX.

on the big bad note - an old (none older than I!) dear friend sent a short note on FB that her ex- (crazy controlling nutty - my words - not hers ) husband is getting a gun - no excuse me - a pistol permit.

what is the bloody difference? well i looked it up and it means you need to tell people liberal stuff like "guns have not proved to reduce crime"…

Lindsay Ann Hawker murder: prime suspect arrested

Thank god the guy was found ... just hope that other women's families can have peace.

The family worked hard to push the police to act and to educate the public.
Their efforts paid off. i only hope the police do not bungle it from now!

Honiefaith => a play and a real person.

Watching the play Honiefaith last week disturbed me a lot. Stories about violence against women disturb me --- but this show is based on a real case.

The show blurb:
* When a Filipino hostess' dismembered body is discovered in a Tokyo coin locker, Manila newspaper reporter Victor Balmori is dispatched to Japan. Balmori is looking for a story, he finds a nightmare.*

For the most recent article bout the case in English:

for the news report on the real case

There are many implications to this and other social issues to deal with --- of course:
if she was white
if she was a 23 year old English teacher
if she had parents who had the money to come to Japan to make media event
... well things would have been different.

Think about it.