Actually! I think I know what really happened here!
In one of those weird quirks of language borrowing, the english-derived Feminisuto (feminist) IN JAPANESE means a chivalrous, romantic sort of guy who looks out for the weaker sex, and has nothing to do with women’s rights per se!
This lost something in translation/transliteration.
It’s still funny though.
Oh, I thought it was just like he was the video game Hugo Schwyzer and was like “everything I do is feminist including killing animals and taking over the world!”
The Last Japanese Mermaids
For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence