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Japanese traditional for sumo

We had a situation on sumo wrestling.

Do you know the news about below?

A sumo-wresling refree offered several women out of the ring on wednesday April 4, despite their attempt to give first-aid treatment to the mayor of Maizuru City in Kyoto prefecture who had collapsed while giving a speech. The incident, which was widely reportd in Japanese media, has stroked a gender discrimination row and highlighted the role of women in a society that is trying to keep up with the times while cliniging to its deeply traditional roots.

The sumo ri

ng is deemed a sacred place where females are forbidden to enter.

Apr 8, 2018 3:28 AM
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Right. You know it a lot.

Thanks for the comment.

April 8, 2018

I saw the news when it was reported here in Taiwan.  I remember thinking while watching how ridiculous it was.  Some traditions are worth preserving, but discriminatory ones should evolve with the time.  To enforce an arbitrary misogynistic tradition so vigorously in a life and death situation is highly inappropriate.  But I think the Sumo Association apologized for the incident, right?  So they do recognize it's not the right thing to have done. 

April 8, 2018
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