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...condly, I would like to question, how would society have reacted if Ishida killed Abe out of said “passionate love” and carried around her genitalia. I think that society on whole would have reacted much differently and shows that gender often plays a role in how we view things. Lastly, I felt that Sonya Ryang stereotyped all Japanese women in Prewar Japan, with exclusion to Sada, as not having passionate romances. Surely there were other women who had passionate erotic love with their partners, and didn’t kill them when they feared they would leave them. Generally speaking many women who were devoted entirely towards the state, but surely not all Japanese women fit into these roles and stereotypes. The fact that Sada was different from the norm, does not excuse the actions that she committed. And therefore, should not in any means be used as an example for society.
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