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Japanese kogyaru grow into monster moms - 12-16-2007, 12:58 PM

"Kogyaru" means high-school girl in Japanese, but the kogyaru phenomenon of the 1990s had more to do with what went on outside of the classroom. Kogyaru fashion called for thick makeup, dyed hair, bronzed skin, short skirts, loose socks and high-rise platform-soled shoes.

But no party lasts forever. The teens of the '90s are the twentysomethings of today -- and what kind of mothers do they make? "Monster mothers," says Shukan Bunshun, borrowing the term from a book by Japanese journalist Yuki Ishikawa.

Here are a few cases, excerpted by Shukan Bunshun from Ishikawa's research, which show what kind of mothers some of these kogals have become...


Source: Kogyaru grow into monster moms | Japan Times
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12-17-2007, 08:40 AM

And I'm sure you can find terrible mothers who weren't kogal. Media's always got this thing against single mothers and how terrible they are.


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02-03-2008, 07:56 AM

Holy shit.... I sincerely hope that that is not the general case over there, but rather just a collection of isolated incidents.


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02-03-2008, 08:23 AM

This is the definition of "yellow journalism". The author exploits a few cases, but what fact and statistics are presented?

None.

This is a pretty sick excuse for a "news" article, and I am surprised it ever made it into print. This is an episode of Dr. Phil disguised as news.
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02-03-2008, 12:48 PM

ISn't this happening like everywhere?
like in america too?

There's monster mums everywhere, any age or who they used to be.
This is generalisation at its worst


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Wow, that was about as sensible as a youtube video comment.

Congrats Japantimes, you've sunk pretty low.



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04-23-2008, 10:18 PM

it sounds to me like there not doing anything to help these moms,but are just looking for whatever they can to put them down !
two of them said they have been abused!
some people who been abused acted like that tell they look around and realize they need help !
it sound like there trying to say that moms who are not married are evil ! my mom had a really bad life and did a really good job with all of her kids! and she did it on her own !


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05-10-2008, 06:56 PM

Wouldn't that be sort of stereotypical? I mean, Kogyaru's could be more likely to be worse mom's, but there can still be good people everywhere.
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