Man To Sue Women’s University For Rejecting His Application

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A hopeful student in Fukuoka has made the news this week for attempting to sue a women’s university for not admitting him to study a course there in 2015.

The man is suing Fukuoka Women’s University on the grounds that rejecting his application would be unconstitutional.

Netizens are split between supporting him and thinking that he’s just out to seek attention. What do you think? Is there really a reason to study at a women’s university? Or is this guy just demanding his rights as per the Japanese constitution?

From 47News.jp:

Man In His Twenties Wants To Be Accepted Into Women’s University, Sues University For Being “Unconstitutional”

On November 14 it was revealed that a man in his twenties from Fukuoka who did not have his application to public university Fukuoka Women’s University accepted, was to sue the University at the Fukuoka district court in December for being unconstitutional due to unjustifiable gender discrimination. The man is asking for a retraction of decision to reject his application, as well as financial compensation.

The lawyer representing the man stated that “In the past, one dimension of women’s universities was to give preferential treatment to women for whom educational opportunities were difficult to obtain; however, this meaning has been lost. There is no basis in the constitution that permits the existence of national women’s universities”. This was the first time the lawyer had represented this kind of case.

According to the court claim, the man had sent his application to the University in November 2014, so that he could sit the entrance examination for mature students to be admitted to the department of food and health of Fukuoka Women’s University in 2015.

Comments from 2ch.net:

キングコングラリアット(芋)@\(^o^)/:

Thought maybe he was just a weirdo, but he surprisingly has some pretty decent reasons there w
It’s pretty convincing w

トペ コンヒーロ(WiMAX)@\(^o^)/:

Assumed he was just another whiny homo, but I was wrong.

フライングニールキック(秋田県)@\(^o^)/:

Has the time finally come for me to go to Ochanomizu [one of Japan’s top women’s universities]

河津掛け(新疆ウイグル自治区)@\(^o^)/:

He only submitted that application because he wanted to sue them.

スリーパーホールド(北海道)@\(^o^)/:

I wonder if he just suddenly said he was going to sue them?
Wonder if there weren’t discussions before he submitted the application.

キン肉バスター(庭)@\(^o^)/:

Even for high school, all-boys schools have been erased across the board. But girls’ schools are still allowed… Well, I guess even now the connotation that they’re wife-producing schools is still strong.

ストレッチプラム(dion軍)@\(^o^)/:

This is just the same as saying it’s unconstitutional because men can’t go into women’s toilets.
There were those feminist hags who said that we should get rid of boys’ schools because it’s gender discrimination but this is just the same.

イス攻撃(チベット自治区)@\(^o^)/: [in response to above]

If only the women’s bathroom has a toilet bowl, then I say let ‘em use it.

ダイビングヘッドバット(やわらか銀行)@\(^o^)/:

Even if he did enter that school I think he’d only get disillusioned.

TEKKAMAKI(栃木県)@\(^o^)/:

Seems like he’s some punk who’s in his rebellious phase.

アイアンフィンガーフロムヘル(大阪府)@\(^o^)/:

He really wants to go to a girls’ school that much…? ;;

ストマッククロー(SB-iPhone)@\(^o^)/:

Well it’s true that there are no men’s universities.

腕ひしぎ十字固め(庭)@\(^o^)/:

They should let him in. Once he changes sex.

ニーリフト(東京都)@\(^o^)/:

I agree with this guy.
I wish someone would sue train companies who have women only carriages for being unconstitutional because that’s public transport.

ドラゴンスクリュー(やわらか銀行)@\(^o^)/:

Why doesn’t he just go to another university or take another major?

急所攻撃(東京都)@\(^o^)/:

In so far as his reasons for wanting to go to a women’s university might be economic, the guy still has enough money to hire a lawyer w

目潰し(西日本)@\(^o^)/:
確かに女子大って存在そのものが変だね

It’s true though, the very fact that women’s universities exist is weird.
Why is it only women who have women’s universities?

パイルドライバー(京都府)@\(^o^)/:

This is an unjust claim. It’s strange that the number of universities has increased so much, and yet facilities to get a necessary qualification are that hard to come by.

フライングニールキック(空)@\(^o^)/:

There are more idiots than ever, huh? Asshole like this just cause one court case after another. It’s like how kids who cry receive more than their fair share of candy.

サッカーボールキック(埼玉県)@\(^o^)/: [in response to above]

He’s probably just been crying himself to sleep until now.

ハイキック(家)@\(^o^)/:

Somehow, I get the sense that he was aiming for a settlement from the very beginning…

ファイナルカット(WiMAX)@\(^o^)/:

He’s lined up some very pretentious arguments, but he probably knew he wouldn’t be accepted from the outset, and was scheming to take their money.

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  • -_-

    It’s a women’s university after all, so why didn’t he just submit to another university? I think the man just applied because he wanted to sue the university.

    • AbC

      I agree that he definitely knew his application would be rejected based on his gender and applied in order to sue the university for discrimation. However, I believe this guy and his lawyer are clearly just trying to prove a point, that public funded universities should not be limited to any segment of the population. And frankly, I agree with what he’s doing and hope his cause makes a difference.

      • JEng

        so is he being bankrolled by the govt to bring this lawsuit?

        After fukushima, it would be in the best interest of the elites to suck as much out of the general populace before bailing and that involves less funding, more taxes and lowering expenses like electricity hence the desire to restart all those reactors

  • guest

    You can bring up all the reasons you want for having the existence of women’s universities, and even though some may still be applicable in limited cases, in the modern age, the vast majority no longer apply. Even then, you are more than free to maintain a university or system of universities for woman, for whatever reason you may have. Just don’t take public tax payer money for it, as this university and most like it do.

    If for whatever reason you think boys are too icky to study with, they make you uncomfortable, or you have some other reason and you just don’t want to deal with half the population, that is your prerogative (though how you deal with society at large, I don’t know). Just don’t ask the general population to fund your establishment, one that explicitly bars 50% of your populace, but can directly benefit the other 50%. Anyway you look at that, it is wrong and ought to be unconstitutional to use public funds to pay for.

    • crxrunn

      I can see where the funding argument comes from. It’s similar to Catholic schools here in the West, which also receive imbalanced funding. I think the situation is different though when it’s in terms of gender, because I see that as more of a measure against gender imbalance versus it being a deliberate choice to segregate the population.

      Look at what place Japan scored in the Global Gender Gap Report if you don’t know what I mean, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that places like Japan and South Korea (who scored even lower) have prestigious female-only universities.

      • guest

        The difference with a Catholic school is that anybody can join. You can be atheist, you can be Protestant, you can be Muslim, it doesn’t matter, you can still join. Now, they might kick you out latter if you run through the halls screaming god is dead, but that is a different matter. You are still not barred from entering based off of any traits, physical or otherwise.

        As for the Global Gender Gap Report, I honestly don’t agree with the results in general, and in any case, don’t feel like it is really relevant to the case at hand. I will not deny that that opportunities for career advancement and electoral representation are lower in Japan, South Korea, and honestly most if not all countries in the world. However, most industrialized countries still in general provide opportunities for both genders at at least close to comparable levels; that is, while prejudice still remains towards promotion or election of woman, the amount or causes are over exaggerated.

        If your report can place a 3rd world country in Africa, ruled by a dictator with no elections at all, ahead of Japan or South Korea in terms of gender equality, just because both genders are equally illiterate or impoverished, and on the basis that elected officials on the countries I mentioned aren’t as evenly divided by gender, there is an issue.

        Also, tertiary education levels are almost equal, if not in many places tilting more towards woman in Japan and South Korea, so that argument for having woman only-universities is completely moot.

        Again, I have no objection to the concept, though I do feel like it can stunt social growth in terms of dealing with the opposite sex (I feel the same about boys-only schools, such as elementary or middle schools). I just think that if you want to run something like that, it should be a private institution, run by private money.

        • Small twon

          I can see you have a lot to talk about but Could you use your own ID or username ? Sometimes there are just too many guests are commenting ..it’s really confusing.

          • guest

            Lol, I guess it does look like I have a lot to say about the subject, but I don’t have any particular interest in the issue, its just that I’m pretty long winded when I talk about something. As for coming up with an id, I don’t comment here too often, I lurk more than anything, so I never considered the idea. Might consider it for next time though.

      • JEng

        Do Catholic schools get funding? I thought they didn’t. We had moldy donated library books from the 1920s through the 1960s so I thought books were supposed to smell like that and on totally weird topics like Mary Pickford’s memoirs so it was no wonder that reading wasn’t inspired and we ate in the classroom. I visited a Chinatown junior high school that had motion sensor faucets and those kids are HANDLED by the staff to get educational opportunities. My classmates were in Catholic school because the parents wanted to raise kids who behaved (not become big successes though they may have done by now) and the parents always sided with whatever discipline the nuns meted out – no arguing with the principal or the teachers but it was generally fair so it was pretty clean and a good example set for the audience of children.

        And those parents weren’t rich. They were making huge sacrifices so their kids would go to school and respect the law.

        Carol on Walking Dead does this very Nun thing when she quietly says “I don’t believe you.” twice to the manacled Terminus guy. End of story. lol

      • John Snow

        I understand South Korea having female only university as after highschool most of not all Korean males are listed for service for at least a couple of years right?

    • abz

      I like how y’all pretend there are no men only universities in the world.

  • Raymond

    Are there strictly men’s only universities?

    • guest

      Though I can’t say with absolute certainty, as this is not a subject I am intimately familiar with, I am about 99% sure there are none. Can you imagine the out roar? A university that doesn’t allow women? It wouldn’t last a day.

      • Small twon

        There are male only military universities and religious universities even in the states.

        • guest

          Right, but the military universities(actually honestly can’t think of one, as I feel most are mixed-gender, unless these are for a specialized male-only field or branch in the military) would most likely involve some sort of commitment to the military, which can ostensible be seen as a detraction, as further service is mandatory. Most religious universities that are single-gender are private institutions, which is perfectly fine. If you want to segregate by gender, more power to you, just don’t use public funds to do so.

          • Small twon

            I agree with you,single-gender is outdated idea. I simply pointed there are some exception.

      • In the UK we still have some all girls and boys schools. I’m not sure about universisites so I guess that’s a bit different.

        • Guest

          in japan and asia in general there’s all-boys highschools too

          • John Snow

            but most of those are private correct? This is a public university. Hence the controversy

      • Guest

        And for good reason.

      • abz

        WRONG. There are.

    • C

      When I went to Japan back in 2008, I met two guys who were studying at a men’s university in Osaka. Can’t remember the exact details anymore, but I guess it means there are some in Japan at least?

  • Sum Ting Wong

    Why do they have a female only university in the first place?

    • Cysorzowa

      Exactly. What for? They have women only cars on trains. But women only university? I hope it’s not for the same reasons 🙂

      • Sum Ting Wong

        Let’s not get carried away. =D

    • Butsu

      “In the past, one dimension of women’s universities was to give
      preferential treatment to women for whom educational opportunities were
      difficult to obtain”

      One, out of many possible reasons is right there in the article…

  • Ruaraidh

    I see his game, but it’s a double edged sword. Sure he’d be at a the university with the best ratio ever, but good luck getting any work done.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      Trust me when I say getting work done there is not even on his agenda.

  • linette lee

    lol why not?

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    Okay just because you read a bunch of those manga where some guy is admitted into an all girls school and is hit on by every member of the student body, doesn’t mean that actually happens.

    • Frank.

      They also have the opposite, a Girl admitted to a all boys school, the yaoi or yuri versions, etc. They seem to cater to all weird tastes.

  • JEng

    Well, I had no clue how to apply for college or how education worked (I still don’t but now I heartily mistrust it) and I was denied access to a mentoring session for minority students in high school because I wasn’t the right minority. I had no clue how to do anything (before the internet) and I suffered for it.

  • vonskippy

    The Uni should offer to cover the sex change operation costs for the complaining applicant.

    Snip snip – problem solved.

  • Kiwi

    THE FEMINIST DID THIS!!

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