Magazine Rates Universities Based On How Easy It Is To Have Sex With Female Students
Japanese men's magazine Spa! has issued an apology after publishing a list of universities ranking how easy it is to persuade women to have sex at parties.
The article categorised female university students based on how "available" they were to have sex at the parties. Women at five universities were categorised as "easily available".
The article also provided readers with tips on how to convince a woman to have intercourse. These tips reportedly included advising men to judge a woman's sexual availability based on her clothing and appearance.
The article referred to the Japanese practice of 'gyaranomi' -- drinking parties where men pay women to attend. It also included an interview with the developer of an app that helps men find women who could be potential attendees to such parties.
The list in the magazine saw Spa! cop serious backlash, with one woman even launching a campaign to have the article removed completely.
Kazuna Yamamoto launched a petition on change.org on Sunday, which has attracted more than 38,000 signatures. She demanded the magazine issue an apology and remove the article immediately.
"2018 was a year where women from all over the world fought for women’s rights, so that our voices were delivered," Kazuna wrote on the petition's website.
"We demand Shuukan Spa to take this article back and apologise, and promise to not use objectifying words to talk about women. This sexualising of women is not funny."
The petition website also includes a video with men and women from all over the world condemning the sexualistion of women.
Spa! Magazine has issued an apology for the article, acknowledging that they provided information to men possibly encouraging them to intimidate women they socialise with.
"We would like to apologise 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," a spokesperson for the magazine said in a statement.
"On issues that involve sex, we will do what we can as a magazine to listen to various opinions."
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