Since reunification, the German government has spent vast amounts of money on reintegrating the two halves of the city and bringing services and infrastructure in the former East Berlin up to the standard established in West Berlin. After reunification, the East German economy suffered significantly. Many East German factories were shut down due to inability to comply with West German pollution and safety standards, as well as inability to compete with West German factories. Because of this, a massive amount of West German economic aid was poured into East Germany to revitalize it. This stimulus was part-funded through a % tax on income, which led to a great deal of resentment toward the East Germans.  Despite the large sums of economic aid poured into East Berlin, there still remain obvious differences between the former East and West Berlin. East Berlin has a distinct visual style; this is partly due to the greater survival of prewar façades and streetscapes, with some even still showing signs of wartime damage. The unique look of Stalinist architecture that was used in East Berlin (along with the rest of the former GDR) also contrasts markedly with the urban development styles employed in the former West Berlin. Additionally, the former East Berlin (along with the rest of the former GDR) retains a small number of its GDR-era street and place names commemorating German socialist heroes, such as Karl-Marx-Allee , Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz , and Karl-Liebknecht-Straße . Many such names, however, were deemed inappropriate (for various reasons) and changed after a long process of review. Another popular symbolic icon of the former East Berlin (and of East Germany as a whole) is the " Ampelmännchen " (tr. "little traffic light men"), a stylized version of a fedora-wearing man crossing the street, which is found on traffic lights at many pedestrian crosswalks throughout the former East. These days they are also visible in parts of the former West Berlin. Following a civic debate about whether the Ampelmännchen should be abolished or disseminated more widely (due to concerns of consistency), several crosswalks in some parts of the former West Berlin also employ the Ampelmännchen. Even to this day, 25 years after the two cities were reunified, the people of East and West Berlin have noticeable differences between each other, which become more apparent among the older generations. The two groups also have sometimes-derogatory slang terms to refer to each other. A former East Berliner (or East German) is known as an " Ossi " (from the German word for east, Ost ), and a former West Berliner (or West German) is known as a " Wessi " (from the German word for west, West ). Both sides also engage in stereotyping the other. A stereotypical Ossi has little ambition or poor work ethic and is chronically bitter, while a stereotypical Wessi is arrogant, selfish, impatient, and pushy. 
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Gender Studies has joined activism on its mission to ‘Westernize’ the Orient. It has essentially become part of the great narrative known as ‘Orientalism’, which means that Eastern people, including the Japanese, have no partake in world history and must be represented by Western historians. Likewise, Western feminists prefer to fight an ‘agent’s war’ (or “proxy war”) on behalf and alongside Japanese women against Japan’s patriarchy. Every colonial power tries to co-opt the local elites, impose its own standards, and grandiosely patronize the ‘losers’ – for example by humor and satire, or patronizing master narrative (ever studied the writing style of Western flagship media such as NYT, WSJ, Economist, etc.?) -; but most importantly, the invaders want to plunder the resources, mark their new territory, and steal the women of that place. There are two ways to achieve the latter: a) the local females are lured by power and wealth of the conquerors; and b) the local males are emasculated, e. g. deemed not good enough for their females. It is no secret that some Western companies in Japan (a) actively hire female employees either with higher salaries and better perks; or (b) they advertise themselves as superior match since Japanese companies are known to treat women bad (see b). They result is the undying stereotype among Japanese women that Western men treat women better.