Women In Tokyo Threaten Not To Have Sex With Men Who Vote For A Certain Candidate

Some women have called for a sex boycott against men who vote for Yoichi Masuzoe for governor to protest his claim that menstruation makes women unfit for office.

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Some women in Tokyo have started a social media campaign threatening a sex strike to protest against the city's gubernatorial candidate, Yoichi Masuzoe, Agence France-Presse reported.

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Masuzoe, 65, is a former political scientist who became famous on TV talk shows. He was Japan's former health minister.

The women are protesting against Masuzoe for reportedly telling a men's magazine in 1989 that women are unfit for the highest levels of government because their menstrual cycle makes them irrational.

"Women are not normal when they are having a period... You can't possibly let them make critical decisions about the country (during their period) such as whether or not to go to war," he said.

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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