*to Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Thursday, 12 January 2012
"I am [Gaijin], God of Sex"
Skip the first 55 seconds, if you choose.
In the movie, it works; in Japan, it works. Sometimes you are a "God of Sex", "just on the wrong continent, that's all." You see, nobody is a "God of Sex", until there's someone who makes you one... or a few who do... Nothing wrong with that, so long as everyone's consenting, and gets what they need. There are a few things to keep in mind, to keep you honest, whether you are a pale-face in Japan, or a European in N.America (this is especially addressed to the former):
- Japan is not a mystical Kurosawa-chambara wonderland, just because you're finally getting some
- You do not have to defend the factory-ship whaling 'tradition' (reinvigorated by MacArthur during the Occupation), because it's not traditional. Defend it or attack it on its merits, not because you got lucky last night.
- Don't pretend you love Sumo, Kabuki, or J-Pop (especially J-Pop), unless you really do, just because somebody Japanese got you off.
- If you are into anime, you've swallowed a corporate product, not 'the soul of Japan'.
- If you are into 'cute', and school girls, you are as sick here as there.
- Just because it doesn't take more than two dates here, doesn't mean 'Japan has a healthier attitude towards sex'. They have their own issues: Google "Japan sex", at your own risk.
- Although you are a "God of Sex" for some, they are not all into Gaijin; not all N.Americans are into Europeans, but enough to annoy me in my youth. Japanese who are not attracted to you are not '^%$#es' or '*&^%s' or 'racist': they just don't like you.
- Most of all, if you have become unusually sexually satisfied since you came to Japan, be thankful to your partner(s), past and present: you don't have to suck-up to everyone who shares their nationality.