akb48, of slut shaming and head shaving.


Recently a video has been releasd, of a performer in japanese pop band akb48 tearfully apologising, bowing her now shaven head tearfully. Her crime? wanting to date.

This disgusts me, head shaving is a tool of shaming, when a young girl who only wishes a normal life is driven to such lengths in order to live yet still retain her happiness something has gone horribly horribly wrong.

This is contract based stripping away of a persons autono0my in order to satisfy an arbritrary and unfair rule. To hold her to such a regulation is unfair, and detrimental to the victims wellbeing. I am confused as to why this is considered acceptable, and why this would benefit the band.

2 Comments

  1. A friend. ^_^ said,

    February 9, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I don’t like the term ‘slut shaming’… Slut is a pejorative, I know some people use it to empower themselves, but saying “that’s slutshaming!” sounds a bit counterproductive to me. We should invent a better term maybe. Girls who get “slutshamed” usually aren’t sluts, they’re just girls wearing a skirt on a hot summer day, who have a boyfriend instead of staying single forever or who have troubles hiding a large bust in regular fashion. Basicly saying “you shouldn’t shame that slut when something bad happens to her!” is not helping her.

    A slut is a slut and who’s not is not a slut, so you can’t call it “slutshaming” unless the person really is a slut.
    And a slut is like a prostitute who doesn’t get paid for intimacy and who chooses the people shes intimate with herself, but than defined in 1 dirty word.

    Oh and “whore” isn’t a profession, it’s an insult, the correct term is “prostitute”.


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