Japanese weekly tabloid magazine Spa! published an offensive article last month that listed the easiest universities to get women to have sex at parties.
“The article in Spa! referred to a practice known as ‘gyaranomi’ – drinking parties where men pay women to attend,” CNN reported. The BBC explained:
“The article mentioned five colleges where students were “easily available” at drinking parties, and described how to “coax” women and judge whether a woman was sexually available based on her clothing and appearance, reports say.”
Now, the magazine has apologized for its “sensational language.” According to Agence France Presse, the magazine said:
“‘We would like to apologize for using sensational language to appeal to readers about how they can become intimate with women and for creating a ranking… with real university names… that resulted in a feature that may have offended readers.”
Tokyo’s International Christian University student Kazuna Yamamoto started an online petition, with now more than 45,000 signatures, complaining but she rejected the apology. “They apologized for using such ‘sensational words,’ that they should have used words that are like, ‘to get close to girls’ or to like ‘take home girls,'” she told
nonprofit international news site Public Radio International.
“And they apologized for putting the real universities. They also said that the ranking wasn’t based on any credible source. It was based on the author’s ideas, perception and stories he’s heard. But they didn’t apologize for the actual problem, which was sexualizing university students,” she continued.