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Tokyo Olympics top Japan official makes sexist remark, draws ire

Tokyo Olympics top Japan official makes sexist remark, draws ire

Yoshiro Mori, head of Tokyo Olympics organizing panel, said meetings attended by too many women tended to drag on because they talk too much to outdo each other. His said, ’Women have a strong sense of rivalry. If one raises her hand to speak, all the others feel the need to speak, too.’ The International Olympics Committee slammed the remark and over 400 Tokyo Games volunteers have quit over it.

Met Man
Met Man 3 months

You always hear women talking about empowerment, but the second you crack a joke at their expense they are crying about sexism. Grow some skin ladies!

Ken Williams
Ken Williams 3 months

He's 100% right though.

Andrew Nigo (Nytro)
Andrew Nigo (Nytro) 3 months

You could say the same thing about men, or children, and no one would have a problem. So why throw a fit when it's about women? Also, how is it none of the sources used for this story are that trustworthy, yet Guardian is the only one that knows not to include its writer's opinions in the headline?

الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 3 months

I mean we have to understand this quote within the context of a Japanese mindset/ cultural view... In one sense he isn't saying something sexist but a matter of course in Japanese society based on the principles taught... In the other it could be seen more negatively especially among women...

Matt 3 months

Thin skin. Uh oh, he's not perfect, better cancel him. People need to handle adversity better. Too many think they have power, and by taking ones toys home and crying, they ensure they never will.

KarmaDharma 3 months

Oh wow. You guys just agreed with a 80-year old ultra conservative Japanese politician. One who believes women are made to stay at home and obey their husbands. In Japan, women cannot work once they become mothers. It’s very bad seen and socially reproached. It’s improper to look at the eyes of your superior or rebuke. Women are supposed to remain quiet and obedient. I can just imagine this guy in an international meeting with women speaking their minds freely. 🤯 His comment was chauvinistic and shouldn’t been made in an International setting where women have almost as many rights as men. Not there yet but much better than in Japan.

Mandraquex3000 3 months

And guess what... Yoshiro doesn't care, cause - to quote Floyd Mayweather - he's a boss.

John W
John W 3 months

Women can absolutely vile things about men, and portray them constantly as mor@ns. So excuse me if i don't care if this guy makes an astute comment. Young women and men don't have fully developed brains. yet unfortunately think they know everything. As you get older if you are actually intelligent, this becomes painful obvious over time. You look back and cringe. If you are are kinda dum🅱️ you think as teenager//young adult your whole life. Why dumb people think they are smart. https///youtu.b//E7NdrkKD8Vk

Tish Tosh
Tish Tosh 3 months

omg, someone from Japan said something sexist!? 😱 color me shocked!!

Scott Hallinan
Scott Hallinan 3 months

Not surprising. The Japanese culture is pretty misogynistic. When I was there I had to convince my Japanese girlfriend that I was ok with her walking beside me and not behind me. And that's just the tip of the iceburg.

Darknimbus3 3 months

Well, this is Japan, so.....

ConcealCarryProtect 3 months

He ain't wrong though. Lol.

Seekster 3 months

I mean...its a generalization but one with some foundation in fact.

Jaye Muller
Jaye Muller 3 months

Well, is it true? That's the question. Not if its sexist or not.

Jim Boi
Jim Boi 3 months

The same people who bashed them would said we need to be more accepting of other peoples culture.

MrLoseddos 3 months

Unnecessary statement. He's not wrong though. It happens all the time

Jerry Mandering
Jerry Mandering 3 months


edwin 3 months

Lol, he definitely hit the nail on the head there.

coughdrop1989 3 months

Well is he lying?

Mike 3 months

Also in the news, water is wet..

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