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Bizarre Japanese Ad About Not Needing an ‘Age of Women’ Makes Netizens Uncomfortable

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An ad campaign conveying a confusing message about rejecting the “Age of Women” has sparked debate and controversy in Japan.

Released by jointly-owned Japanese department store chains Seibu and Sogo just before New Year’s day, the ad features actress Sakura Ando being determined and hopeful about the future.

According to Soranews24, the video starts off with the actress asking: “We don’t need an Age of Women, do we?”

What Does Asian Feminism Mean To Me?

Asian Feminism

Editor’s Note: Eliza Romero is a Baltimore-based, Filipino-American fashion blogger and pop culture writer behind the website Aesthetic Distance. The views expressed in this piece are solely her own.

Asian feminism is much different from all the other female social movements like mainstream White and Black feminism. We are mistakenly lumped in with White women’s movements and not considered women of color like Latina and Black women. (The latter applies mostly to light-skinned East Asian women since Southeast Asian women never seem to have a voice in that circle either.) And while most Asian women believe this intellectually, they don’t seem to understand how to apply it to their own feminism.

Twitter Honors Asian-American Feminist Grace Lee Boggs With Hashtag #GraceLeeTaughtMe

Grace Lee Boggs, activist, feminist, author, and philosopher, touched the lives of many through her work. She authored several books, including “Women and the Movement to Build a New America” and “The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century” and was the first person to translate some of Karl Marx’s essays from the “Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844” to English.

Boggs worked tirelessly in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements with her husband, James Boggs, right up until her death on October 5, 2015.

Asian Gun Range Owner Offers Free Ladies’ Night, One Man Cries Gender Discrimination

A gun range owner is under fire for what one man is calling “discriminatory practices” against its male patrons. According to CBS Los AngelesRiverside Magnum Range offers free admission to women every Thursday in an attempt to educate women on handling a firearm.

“The world is crazy and I think it’s something everyone should understand and know how to,” said seventeen-year-old Makayla Gouvea, a Ladies’ Night regular.