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Female MP wins ‘Most sexist comment’ award in Japan: What you need to know

Mio Sugita
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In a poll where all the residents in Japan voted for the most ‘sexist comment’, a 53-year-old MP came out as a winner. Mio Sugita, a conservative MP for the Liberal Democratic Party, won the poll by getting almost 1/3rd of more than 6000 votes cast. She won the award for her comment where she said “women can lie as much as they like” about sexual violence. Mio Sugita was in second place in 2019 when she attacked the LGBTQ community with her comments. Yoshiro Mori, former Prime Minister came in second.

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