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February 2019

Blog Post #3: News Article

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In Japan, there is a large issue with gender identity. Many people in Japan are gender fluid, which means that they don’t want to classify as male or female. The diversity in gender identity in Japan challenge modern day ideas that male and female are the only genders.

Homosexuality was made illegal for a time in Japan in the early 1900’s, and same-sex marriage is still illegal in Japan today. Gay men are expected to marry women and have children to fulfill social expectations while carrying out their sexual lives discreetly.

These people have been oppressed for a very long time, and Japanese societies are still uncertain about whether lines between genders should be straight, bent, or blurred. Things of this nature are an issue in almost every country and it impacts equality all over the world.

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