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international news _ 8th February, 2007

DJs Savage 'Baby-Giving Machine' Slur

Text by Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)

Japanese health minister Hakuo Yanagisawa apologized for being 'too uncivil' this week, after he described women as 'birth-calling machines' at a political rally and urged them to 'do their best' to help tackle Japan's demographic crisis.

"Because the number of birth-giving machines and devices is fixed, all we can ask for is for them to do their best per head . . . although it may not be so appropriate to call them machines," he said at a political rally, prompting rival politician Yukio Hatoyama to call him 'extremely rude'.

British DJ Anne Savage was sympathetic, telling Skrufff "the term 'machine' would be offensive if it came out of a westerner's mouth but they have a different culture plus something could have been misinterpreted in translation. For some reason I'm not really offended.

She also admitted she has no plans to have children of her own, though admitted "people constantly remind me that 'the clock is ticking' and come out with equally female age related insults that I choose to ignore."

"I come from a huge family (I've got four brothers and two sister and have five nieces and nephews) and I love them but I can't even keep a plant alive due to my schedule let alone a child. I say leave it to those who want them," she added.

DJ Lucca was also unfazed by the Minister's comments, pointing out "it sounds completely different, it sounds normal if you remove the word 'machine' because it is true, we are giving birth to children.

"Having children is very important for me and I realize I would regret if I miss the time," she continued. "I want to have two or three children and I am very much looking forward to that stage in my life, but later. I wouldn't feel comfortable at the moment, I have different things on my mind," she said.

Hard dance star Lisa Lashes was less expectant about having kids when she spoke about the topic two years ago, telling Skrufff "I don't think there is a time that's going to be right to have a baby, because I would take two years out and with those two years out, what would happen?"

"Would it be worth going back into DJing after that two year break? Am I ready to finish right now? Do I want a child? Would I regret having a child if it meant I was forced to sacrifice my career? Will I be too old by that time? Will my fallopian tubes have seized up by then? I don't know. I've got no idea. But these are the questions that of course I've thought about but what can I do?"

While Lisa remains childless, fellow female DJ Lottie recently became a mother and has now returned to DJing, fulfilling her own aspirations she outlined in 2004.

"If I was with somebody that I was really in love with then I'd have a baby. DJing or not DJing, I'd take some time off then go back to DJing when I could," she told Skrufff.

"I don't see myself DJing when I'm 40, it's not a good look really, but I've still got a few years left in me," she added, "I definitely want children, without a doubt, but I'd want to be in a relationship."


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