Japanese mayor says only men should shop buy grocery because ‘women take too long’

Japan has recently ended the lockdown that was implemented because of the coronavirus.

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Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui

The mayor of Japan’s third-largest city is encountering a public backlash after he suggested men are better able to grocery shopping during the coronavirus pandemic because women take too long and contribute to overcrowding at supermarkets.

A few weeks ago, Osaka mayor Ichiro Matsui suggested that male grocery shoppers would decrease the likely spread of the virus as they would spend less time in stores.
“Women take a long time grocery shopping because they browse through various products and think about which option is the choicest,” Matsui told reporters at a coronavirus press conference in Osaka.
“Men quickly get what they’re told to buy so they won’t loiter at the supermarket — that evades close contact with others,” remarked Ichiro.
Women account for 51% of Japan’s population, as claimed by World Bank data. Yet, Japan is ranked 110th out of 149 countries in the World Economic Forum’s index measuring the degree of gender equality.
Japan remains a mainly male-dominated community. The nation is surprisingly ranked 110 out of 149 countries in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) latest global gender gap index. The state also ranks bottom among the G7 countries for gender equality, despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s promise to empower working women through a policy called “womenomics.”
Japan has recently ended the lockdown that was implemented because of the coronavirus. However, Yasutoshi Nishimura, the Cabinet minister in charge of issues related to the pandemic, on Thursday said he has a “sense of crisis” about the situation in Japan.

 

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