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How do they treat girls?

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japandan said:
that is so right :D i've been here just 2 months but its the way, and kind of sums it up (!!) - sorry, generalisations....!
It is true in a way, I also have audio tapes for foreign learners where the women can't figure out how to dial a telephone or turn on the water spout correctly but it doesn't prove that they are treated badly per se. There are plenty of shows, esp news and cultural documentaries where they don't cry or giggle and come across very intelligently. A friend even told me once that he prefers working with women software developers (10% of the company workforce) because they were more organized, thorough and conscientious than their male colleagues. 😌
 

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I've seen lots of women acting intelligently on Japanese TV.

And haven't you seen plenty of women on American TV who act plenty dingy and silly? As a matter of fact, I think there might be an abundance of those on TV in the U.S. now? :?
 

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kirei_na_me said:
I've seen lots of women acting intelligently on Japanese TV.

And haven't you seen plenty of women on American TV who act plenty dingy and silly? As a matter of fact, I think there might be an abundance of those on TV in the U.S. now? :?

HAHA Very true, sometimes the lack of intelligence gets annoying to me.
 

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kirei_na_me said:
And haven't you seen plenty of women on American TV who act plenty dingy and silly? As a matter of fact, I think there might be an abundance of those on TV in the U.S. now? :?

First show I thought of was "Three's Company" -- Crissy Snow. :D

I know. I'm old. :(
 

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My, we think alike don't we?

And the daughter on "Married with Children."

BTW, compared to the U.S., there's probably less smut pornography in Japan because of tough pornography laws. The adult film I saw in Japan was blurred out.
 

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the situation about women has a lot of similarites as far as the u.s. and japan are concerned. there's almost no female game show hosts- the women are there to smile and look pretty- and late night talk shows and most of the really serious stuff on the news channels are done by men...toodai motto kurashi. we should look at the situation in our own country before making comments on others- you might find some things are the same!
 

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ashuri2 said:
we should look at the situation in our own country before making comments on others- you might find some things are the same!

Thank you. 👍

It also applies to every other discussion that has brought up stereotypes and generalizations.

I didn't find anywhere in Japan a Japanese version of the "Girls Gone Wild" video.
 

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nzueda said:
Yes my Japanese husband treats me terribly! Just yesterday he surprised me with a candlelit dinner, flowers and a gift to celebrate 4 years since we first started dating, and two years since we got engaged.
Really, I don't know how much more of this I can take!! :D
Wow, what a freak. 👍

If he continues to do this sort of thing, say, two years after your first child, I will be truly impressed.

orochi said:
Although I'm sure some of us do it, I think there are far fewer of us non-Japanese guys going out on dates with girls and spending the whole time on our keitai or reading a comic book waiting for the food to arrive (I still get surprised when I see that).
I almost forgot about that. That's true, I can't remember the last time -- if ever -- I've seen a young couple completely ignoring each other while in a restaurant or cafe outside of Japan.

Golgo_13 said:
I didn't find anywhere in Japan a Japanese version of the "Girls Gone Wild" video.
Yeah, me neither. All I could find were all those SM videos with girls bound up in leather and chains (with all the naughty bits appropriately blurred of course).

:p
 

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mdchachi said:
Wow, what a freak. 👍

If he continues to do this sort of thing, say, two years after your first child, I will be truly impressed.

Yes, me too. That will be the test, believe me. :p

I've got a feeling nzueda has a pretty good one, though. :)
 

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Probably is.

I'm not a member of afwj. They have all these dues and it's mostly for foreign wives in Japan. I was a member of a few of those and even had my own group at one time, but I'm not into the group thing. I get tired of the know-it-alls and complainers.
 

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mdchachi said:
Wow, what a freak. 👍

If he continues to do this sort of thing, say, two years after your first child, I will be truly impressed.

Most women don't get that at ANY time in their relationship! In the U.S., Japan, Pakistan, or anywhere else.

nzueda,

your hubby (your marriage) is documentary film material! :D
 
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Golgo_13 said:
Most women don't that at ANY time in their relationship! In the U.S., Japan, Pakistan, or anywhere else.

nzueda,

your hubby (your marriage) is documentary film material! :D

i wish my boyfriend would do such things :( . i haven't even seen my dad do that for my mom 😊 .
 

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mdchachi said:
Wow, what a freak. 👍

If he continues to do this sort of thing, say, two years after your first child, I will be truly impressed.

well actually it seems like we can't have children 😭 so perhaps I'll have a never-endingly romantic husband??
I am lucky - but's it's not all candlelit dinners - we have some pretty dramatic heated discussions too!!
oh, but my husband is now putting lunch on the table so I better go.... :D
 

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mdchachi,

LMFAO !! at the video. But you gotta admit, when kids are still babies they're sooooo cute.
 

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It depends on what you compare them to. For me, pretty much nothing can beat puppies.
 

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You can't breast-feed puppies.

You can watch your babies grow up learning to walk or speak.

but then again, puppies don't grow up to post Japan-bashing comments on J/Ref forum.
 

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I thought we were talking about "cuteness". Sure babies beat puppies in several categories but they are certainly NOT cuter. No way.
 

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They're certainly not cuter than puppies in the first few days or so... :p
 

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mdchachi said:
I thought we were talking about "cuteness". Sure babies beat puppies in several categories but they are certainly NOT cuter. No way.

You'd say otherwise if they were your own babies.

How can you even compare the two--puppies are not even your own flesh and blood.
 

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Golgo_13 said:
You'd say otherwise if they were your own babies.

How can you even compare the two--puppies are not even your own flesh and blood.

babies are cuter...you can hug them and squeeze them and kiss their cute little cheeks while puppies can be wild and chew up your shoes. as for overall short-term satisfaction, i'd choose a puppy: less maintenance! 😌
 
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