オリンピック組織委員会の前会長の女性蔑視発言に対して、山本和奈さん、能條桃子さん、福田和子さんが2月4日、署名を立ち上げ、1週間で15万7千もの署名を集めた。一週間後、森喜朗氏は引退を宣言。Voice Up Japanの設立者が今回の署名のこと、そして日本の差別への考えをメディアチームに話してくれた。
The process of creating the magazine was more than writing entries. We also wanted to have a writing process in which each member respected each other, share their opinion in an environment that they feel safe and felt no hierarchy. Of course, as a community, Voice Up Japan reunites us on values we commonly share, a guideline “that envisions an equitable society regardless of one’s gender, sexuality, race, nationality, or religion where nobody is silenced and everyone can voice up to improve an issue or pursue their happiness”. A place where everyone can feel heard and safe. This guideline shaped our philosophy in our process making the magazine.
By Sachiko Ishikawa | Translated by Ayşe Haruka Açıkbaş | Illustrated by Ai Masuda My menarche, or my first menstruation, started in Easter Week during my last year of elementary school, when I was almost 12. I don’t believe for a moment that I’m the only one who got scared and confused, yet a little bit excited to be at the doorstep of puberty. As many children that age, it took a bit for my hormones and my cycle to stabilize. I kept track of it on my calendar by circling the dates with a red pen, and I more or less adapted to the regularity of being on a …