hello. I'm Takai, a member of RICCI EVERYDAY THE HILL.
This time, I would like to introduce Ami Matsuzawa Dunford Ami (hereinafter, Ami), a community consultant who appeared on a special Instagram on May 2 as "My Empowerment Story".
At this special Instagram, we talked about "gender" with her representative, Nakamoto. So I will introduce the content that I talked about.
- About Ami
A community consultant who advises and practices community planning and activation. After working for a few major foreign -affiliated companies, she became independent in 2017 and worked as a freelance. She has a customer in Japan and overseas, and she has been holding an event to learn different cultures from food as a co -director of the NPO LUNCHTRIP launched in 2008 in four locations in Japan, overseas, nursery, and online. I am.
In private, she is a hobby of traveling and conducts "workings" working while traveling around the world. She is also a travel columnist who travels more than 40 countries.
She recently wrote an article about her gender role and online medical care because she was pregnant after miscarriage and stillbirth.
Her representative, Nakamoto, was a college classmate, and she became close through her circle and volunteer activities.
- I started to be aware of gender problems
Ami began to be aware of the gender problem when she had a miscarriage. At this time, she gets a message from a lot of acquaintances, and knows that each person who gave me a message had their own troubles, such as infertility and miscarriage, and lived in everyday life.
It is said that she could not know until she got a message, and she felt uncomfortable in a society that had to hide these women's worries.
She felt that she felt, "She has to raise her voice," and "I have to write."
Recently, news about "menstrual poverty" and characters such as "menstruation -chan" have become a hot topic, and the understanding of menstruation that has been tabooed in public has been gradually progressing. He said, "This triggers, and talking about women -specific problems such as gender and pregnancy and childbirth (although gender is not limited to women) is" not embarrassing ". But it's good. "
She also began to tell her about her body upset without being caught by gender, and she told her that she could tell her that she could say it. It seems that it has also opened.
- Comparison with overseas that thinks from the gender gap index
As the understanding of women -specific problems is gradually progressing, the Gender Gap Index in 2021, which was announced by the World Economic Forum, is still low in Japan. He said that in 2016, it was 110th place in 5 years in 5 years, saying, "Rather than worsening the situation in Japan, Japan has changed, but other countries have changed." 。
Ami and her Nakamoto mentioned how to improve how to improve.
Nakamoto gives Uganda's neighbor Rwanda as an example.
In Rwanda, a large -scale massacre developed from the struggle between the ethnic groups in Rwanda caused a decrease in male population, which inevitably increased the ratio of women and female members. (Currently more than 60 % of women), it seems that there was a positive impact, such as the fact that politics from a woman's point of view was to be carried out and women's property rights were recognized.
The trigger was sad and it should not be repeated, but I thought that the fact that the number of female members has increased and the society has changed is that Japan must also refer to it.
"It is necessary to understand the sense of the task of Japanese women, regardless of gender," says Nakamoto.
Ami mentioned the case of Norway and Taiwan.
In Norway, the lack of workforce promotes the advancement of women in society, so when it changes is not the case when it says "this is good", but it is essential to be socially "this!" You say that it is time.
Ami often says to overseas friends who have stayed in Japan, "I live in Japan, but she doesn't want to work in Japan as a Japanese woman." It is said that "Japanese women are always beautiful, and often do housework, childcare, and work."
I think this is not the case that we usually feel like a common duty, but that it is a cause that makes Japanese women difficult to live. She also feels that the time when society changes is "now" for us.
He also says that Taiwan is LGBTQ -free in the same Asia and is a society where diversity is recognized. It seems that this can be seen from the differences in commercials flowing on TV, and in Japanese commercials, there are still a lot of roles that are bound by fixed concepts such as "housework is a mother, work is a dad."
There are many issues we need to think about.
- What you are aware of in everyday life
Ami says that he understands unconscious bias (Angkon Shaas Bias).
As an example, she treats her that she is a sexual minority like a story, and she decides her sexual object, such as to her family, such as "Did you have a boyfriend?" She lists that she will do it. She also seems to be careful about her remarks (women's power, men do not cry, etc.) that she also forced her of femininity and masculinity.
Many of you may have made such remarks or have been told. I have both experience. Perhaps I was surprised to see that I was unknowingly hurt someone or reproduced an old fixed concept.
Regardless of gender, I felt that it was important that each person could choose what he liked instead of being pressed.
- At the end
"In order to fill the gender gap, we must change the whole society, not just a part," Ami says.
Even at home, it is necessary for women and men to create a family as a teammate, rather than cutting out the assignments such as the participation of men's housework. He says that in both countries and at home, men and women need to have a sense of friendship and eliminate each other's difficulties.
Through this Instagram, I felt Ami's vitality, who returned to society with the idea of "Let's convey her own experience!"
Also, she thought that if we could not change society immediately, we could change it from the world around me. Through everyday conversations and SNS, it may be the first step in improving society to gradually feel and know what people around you feel.
In addition, I know that there are both extreme problems, such as "the ceiling of glass" where women who aim for a career hit, and the poverty problem of women, such as "Poverty of Menstruation". I thought that the fact that I had to do it was a consciousness that I would like to value when thinking about gender, especially women's issues.
Ami -san and her representative, Nakamoto's special Instate live distributionHereYou can see it from.
You can hear a fairly deep story about gender, which was not written in the column! Please take a look when you have time.