田母神氏、橋下市長の慰安婦発言「全く腹が立たない、みんないい子ぶって怒った振り?」

日本維新の会共同代表の橋下徹大阪市長が、沖縄で米軍司令官に「風俗業」の活用を進言したことが、波紋をよんでいる。橋下氏は13日、従軍慰安婦は「必要だった」という発言をするなどし、抗議が殺到。16日になって、自らの発言を「不適切だった」と認めたものの、謝罪や発言の撤回、共同代表や市長職の辞任は否定。ツイッターでも、

「法律で認められた風俗業を否定することは、それこそ、自由意思でその職業を選んだ女性に対する差別だと思う」
「批判者は、風俗業=売春業=性行為と短絡的に考えているね。日本人は賢いから、性行為にいたる前のところで、知恵をこらしたサービスの提供を法律の範囲でやっているよ。そして今の日本の現状からすれば、貧困からそこで働かざるを得ないという女性はほぼ皆無。皆自由意思だ。だから積極活用すれば良い」

など、持論を展開している。


政治家や女性団体など、各方面から批判が相次いでいるところだが、芸能界や著名人も反応。

米国ニューヨーク州在住のシンガーソングライター、矢野顕子(58)は

「日本の政治家のひどい発言によって、在米邦人は、非常に肩身が狭い思いをすることがあるのよ。恥ずかしくて情けなくて」

とツイート。(※17日9時現在、削除されている)一方、日本の政治や社会、外交についての発言がしばしば注目されるタレントのフィフィ(37)は、

「橋下氏の意見に対するツイートに反論も頂きますが、私は注目され騒がれる彼がこれまでも、これからも期待されていると知った上で、誤解のある表現で混乱を招 いてる事は残念だと指摘したい。また、Wikiの英語と日本語の慰安婦に関する内容が異なるのを見ても分かる様に、海外からの誤解は免れない」

と言葉を選びながら投稿。そして「慰安婦に関するWikipediaで、内容が日本語版と英語版で大きく違うらしい...」と紹介した。

今や多くの人が辞書がわりに使用するウィキペディアだが、それによると「慰安婦」は、日本語では

「日中戦争、太平洋戦争、朝鮮戦争、ベトナム戦争及び韓米軍事合同訓練並びにアメリカ軍、連合国軍及び国連軍の駐留時などに、当時の戦地、訓練地、駐留アメリ カ軍基地周辺の基地村などに設置された慰安所と呼ばれた施設で日本軍、韓国軍、アメリカ軍及び国連軍の軍人・軍属に対して、売春業を行っていた女性の総 称」

となっているのに対し、英語版では

【1】慰安婦は大日本帝国が作った
【2】女性と少女が自発的ではなく、強制的に加入させられた
【3】大日本帝国の兵士によってさらわれた

...とまとめられるというのだ。


wikiの慰安婦が情報操作されている件(Mutteraway 時事問題 を語るブログ)
http://bobby.hkisl.net/mutteraway/?p=5169


また、軍事評論家の田母神俊雄氏(64)は、ツイッター上で

「橋下大阪市長の慰安婦に関する発言に心の底から怒っている人って何人くらいいるのでしょうか。私は全く腹が立ちません。みんないい子ぶって怒った振りをして いるだけのような気がします。マスコミもひどい事を言ったような報道ばかりです。これでまたウソの政治が行われます」

と発言。

橋下氏の発言をきっかけに、その時代のなかでの「従軍慰安婦」について、そして現代の「風俗業」について、改めて日本人が深く考えるきっかけになっている。 フィフィや田母神氏の発言は、「発言の内容の是非」を短絡的に問うのではなく、まず橋下氏の発言の意図をふまえ、現代の基準で歴史的な問題を判断してはい けないということを示唆しているといえるだろう。


【参考リンク】
田母神俊雄 ツイッター
https://twitter.com/toshio_tamogami/status/334649010461761536

wikiの慰安婦が情報操作されている件(Mutteraway 時事問題 を語るブログ)
http://bobby.hkisl.net/mutteraway/?p=5169 

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A Russian woman emerges from the icy water on Epiphany at a pond in Tyarlevo village outside St. Petersburg, Russia, early Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers plunged into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark Epiphany, during which they cleanse themselves with water deemed holy for the day. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing.

People gather around a bath of ice cold water as they prepare to plunge into it at the Kolomenskoe park on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers plunged into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark Epiphany, during which they cleanse themselves with water deemed holy for the day. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing.

Russians stand in a line to enter the icy water on Epiphany at a pond in Moscow, Russia, early Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers plunged into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark Epiphany, during which they cleanse themselves with water deemed holy for the day. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing.

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