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0908 10面 英会話 He Said, She Said by Kobayashi Chikako

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これって英語で何て言う?

偶数週は、東京在住の日米夫婦・健一とレイチェルが主人公。「これ英語で何て言うのかな?」を考えます

「激怒する」 hit the ceiling

Rachel: I am so sick of men! On the train ride home, some guy was speaking to a woman he was with in the most condescending tone. It took all my willpower not to lecture him about basic respect.

Kenichi: I don't think that man will single-handedly change the World Economic Forum's gender equality ranking for Japan. But I wonder what it'll be for 2018.

Rachel: Japan was already 114th out of 144 countries in 2017. I can't imagine that figure will get any better. I knew things were bad here for women, but that medical school exam scandal really made the glass ceiling visible.

Kenichi: Just thinking about that makes me so mad.

Rachel: Yeah, you totally hit the ceiling when that scandal came out. Your response reminded me that I'd married the right man.

Kenichi: I'm convinced now that half of the members of the Diet have to be women in order for society to become more equal and fair.

Rachel: Or does society have to become more equal and fair for women to be able to make up half our lawmakers?

Kenichi: I think quotas — more than the non-binding 30 percent that the Diet recently passed — have to be put in place, or we'll be waiting forever for equal gender representation in government.

週刊英語学習紙 毎日ウィークリーのサイト 「Mainichi Weekly」

Sep 7, 2018 英会話 |