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Indonesian university apologizes for discriminating against non-binary new student

UNHAS VIRAL INCIDENT
  • Hasanuddin University, located in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province, has come under fire after a viral video showed a faculty member dismiss a new student for identifying as non-binary.
  • Law Faculty Deputy Dean Hasrul allegedly called out Muhammad Nabil Arif Adhitya for displaying “unconventional mannerisms” and sitting between male and female students during a campus orientation.
  • Muhammad was forced to stand on stage and explain themself but was eventually ordered to leave the event.
  • Muhammad was reportedly held inside a lecturer’s room, where they had to declare themself as a male.
  • A day after the incident, University Rector Jamaluddin Jompa assured reporters that the institution is “inclusive” and “open for all.”
  • Hasanuddin University, better known as Unhas, is located in the city of Makassar, which is home to the ethnic Bugis people who recognize five genders.

A university in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi has reportedly apologized after a new student accused a faculty member of discriminating against them because of their gender — in public.

The incident reportedly occurred during a campus orientation for new law students at Hasanuddin University, better known as Unhas, on Friday. The student in question, Muhammad Nabil Arif Adhitya, was allegedly called out by Law Faculty Deputy Dean Hasrul for “unconventional mannerisms.”

Japanese city, citing ‘changing times,’ to recruit those of any gender for ‘princess’ ambassador roles

japanese princess tourism ambassadors
  • An annual contest held in the Japanese city of Kashihara that originally recruited single women to become tourism ambassadors, or “princesses,” will drop its gender and single-status requirements this year.
  • Kashihara’s tourism board has decided to keep the role’s title, “Princess Sarara,” but it will now consider all non-high school students who are aged 18 or older and reside, work or study in Nara Prefecture “in consideration of the changing times.”
  • “Princess Sarara,” known as “Uno no Sarara” in Japanese, refers to the name of Empress Jitō before she became Japan’s 41st imperial ruler in 686.
  • Among the constest’s competitors, three people will be recruited to take on roles at various events for approximately 30 days.

An annual contest held in the Japanese city of Kashihara that originally recruited single women as tourism “princesses” will drop its gender and single-status requirements later this year.

The Kashihara City Tourism Association in Nara Prefecture has decided to keep the role’s title, “Princess Sarara,” but it will now consider all non-high school students who are over the age of 18 and reside, work or study in Nara Prefecture. Applicants will no longer have to meet the single-status requirement as well. The tourism board said they made the change in “consideration for the changing times.”

Japanese female pro gamer fired after saying men under 5 feet 7 inches tall ‘don’t have human rights’

Tanukana
  • Professional “Tekken” player Kana “Tanukana” Tani reportedly said in a Feb. 15 livestream that “men who are under 170 centimeters (approximately 5 feet 7 inches) don’t have human rights.” She added that those who fall under in height should consider bone-lengthening surgery.
  • The statement was met with severe backlash in Japan and resulted in the termination of her contract with her company, Cyclops Athletic Gaming, just two days after the incident.
  • This was not the first time Tanukana had made controversial remarks. She reportedly told another person during a different livestream to go “kill themselves” and that they were “the trashiest trash of society.”
  • Tanukana released a statement in which she “deeply” apologized for “the pain and trouble” she may have caused and expressed her “regret” for “betraying” her fans.

Kana “Tanukana” Tani, one of the most prominent female figures in esports fighting, had her contract with Cyclops Athletic Gaming terminated after she made controversial remarks.

In an esports world dominated by male players, Tanukana stands out with her impressive records and placings on “Tekken.” On Thursday, however, her livestream comments where she stated short men under 5 feet 7 inches did not have “human rights,” adding that those who fall under in height should consider bone-lengthening surgery.

Mongolia’s Women are Too Smart and Successful, Have Trouble Finding Suitable Husbands

Mongolia’s ever-growing “reverse gender gap” has resulted in many educated women complaining that there is a shortage of eligible men.

Caused by the efforts of local parents to prioritize investing in their daughters’ education over their sons, the phenomenon is almost uniquely Mongolian as it is the complete opposite of what is happening in many patriarchal countries.

Shanghai Company Launches Textbook to Make Chinese Boys More Manly

In an apparent effort to keep the Chinese male students more masculine, a Shanghai-based publishing company has released a textbook especially designed for primary school boys in China.

According to China Daily (via Shanghaist), the book called Xiaoxiao Nanzihan or “Little Man” was recently launched to help change “the tendency of male students to lack masculinity, and be outperformed and overshadowed by girls at primary and secondary schools.”