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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 10:31 am

MSN News:

Japanese officials on Friday condemned the heckling of a woman member of Tokyo's city assembly, during a debate on support for working mothers, by male members who ridiculed her and called on her to get married.

The incident comes amid a push by the government to increase the number of working women as a way to boost the economy and illustrates deep-seated conservative attitudes in Japan, where many men still believe that a woman's place is in the home.

City assembly member Ayaka Shiomura, 35, was talking about measures to support child raising and boost fertility during a session on Thursday when male lawmakers interrupted her with cries of "Go and get married" and "Can't you give birth?"

For the full story, visit: http://news.msn.com/world/outrage-in-japan-as-woman-lawmaker-jeered-for-being-single-childless

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  • John Flanagan posted at 12:47 pm on Mon, Jun 23, 2014.

    John Flanagan Posts: 380

    Why? Why must silly things like this become a news story?

     

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