Figure women can rule now?

The Fight for Gender Equality in Japan helped by Figure Skating?
Japan wins their only Gold Medal and only medal so far in Figure Skating.

What does this mean for our Japan Princess to Empress Watch?

Arakawa's short and long programs were both amazingly well executed, clean edges and solid difficult jumps. She made it all seem effortless, and I nearly cried to think about a Japanese woman winning the only Japanese gold during the midst of discussion on female succession rights.

Oh, look the Prime Minister was moved by figure skating!

Hopefully this gold medal will mean something to the 'cause, check out these links for more info on the fight for equality in Japan.

Asia-Japanese Women's Resource Center
What do We Learn from Japanese Feminist Bioethics?

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