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I'll have the tekka-maki. (Or maybe not.)

 
 
boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 08:19 pm
Yeah, I hear you to msolga.

But I also hear patiodog.

I really don't have a problem with stippers. Or prostitutes, for that matter. (And while I don't mind if Mr. B goes to strip clubs it would piss me off if he went to prostitutes.)

There is just something about this that really feels.... sad. Those photos don't help -- those women look like cadavers. Maybe in another 5 years they can work as doormats.
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 08:24 pm
I don't have a problem with the women who work as prostitutes or strippers, either, Boomer. Often they're working for the best wage they can get. A reflection of the type of societies we live in, I guess ....
And yes, there's something a bit strange & off-putting about those photographs. They remind me of human sacrifices, or something ....
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nimh
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 08:34 pm
Yeah, I read about this... "naked sushi".. coupla years back I think.


OK, I'll fess ... it was one of those things I really wanted to do once - with my (then-)girlfriend. Eight years ago or something. It was a kind of fantasy.

She wasnt much one for the experimental stuff, then decided it'd be ok to go along with this once anyway, then we broke up before it happened.

So I can see the allure of the idea, definitely... when its your own lover.

Some random stranger? Errr....
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nimh
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 08:37 pm
The photos, agreed, dont make it look interesting. Or attractive. Or anything. They look dead.

----

"Detractors say women are getting a raw deal."

<groan>
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 08:38 pm
nimh wrote:
...So I can see the allure of the idea, definitely... when its your own lover.

Some random stranger? Errr....


Yeah. And you could take turns. Why not? Very Happy
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nimh
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 08:40 pm
Well, there are some random strangers, I guess...

Oh wait, Salma Hayek probably wouldnt count as random, huh.
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 08:43 pm
Ditherer! Laughing
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patiodog
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 08:54 pm
"Hey, what smells fishy?"






<runs>
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satt fs
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 08:58 pm
I do not know whether this article is serious or not..

nyotaimori(wikipedia)
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 09:14 pm
That's another aspect of it: the girls must feel cold and what if one
sneezes or needs to go to the loo? Is she allowed to talk to the
customers and encourage them to eat up as she has other pressing
engangements waiting for her? What about a break? Does the
labor union know about this?

Questions, questions, and no answers....
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 09:15 pm
In the early 80's I went to a SoHo art gallery opening in which food was served on naked people (two women and a man). They were draped in fruit or had cheese slices strategically laid on top of them. It was definitely a little creepy and I had no urge to eat any of it, although most people did. About half way into the party the male "platter" sneezed and his cheese slices when flying - it sort of put a damper on the whole scene.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 09:25 pm
JPB wrote:
They look cold.

Yeah, they look like.....corpses.

Group eeewwweee!!
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 09:34 pm
Green Witch wrote:
In the early 80's I went to a SoHo art gallery opening in which food was served on naked people (two women and a man). They were draped in fruit or had cheese slices strategically laid on top of them. It was definitely a little creepy and I had no urge to eat any of it, although most people did. About half way into the party the male "platter" sneezed and his cheese slices when flying - it sort of put a damper on the whole scene.


That's so disgusting. Can you imagine eating a half melted Brie
off some stranger's body? eewwwww
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Eva
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 09:40 pm
JPB wrote:
If I were to go into a strip club, I'd expect to see naked people. Regardless of the fact that hell just froze over...


My sentiments exactly.

Call me judgmental if you will, but I hate strip clubs...sushi or no sushi. That is not my idea of how women should be treated.

I can't approve of the idea of any woman working at one, no matter how desperate she is. Hell, I've been very nearly starving myself, but I always had enough self-respect to know where to draw the line. I would rather have worked part-time for minimum wage and lived in a vermin-infested apartment without furniture (which I've done) than to take a job stripping. No amount of money can buy back your self-worth.

Back to the women-as-plates thing, though...it's difficult for me to believe that any local Health Department would allow food to be served this way. You know how persnickety they are about food handling. How could any place get approval to serve raw fish from someone's crotch?

Yuck! [size=7](I was gonna say "Ewww!" but JPB beat me to it.)[/size]
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Reyn
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 09:42 pm
Here's just a little gem that seemed appropriate for this thread. Enjoy.....

Quote:
10% of tuna at sushi bars unfit to eat, report says

August 31, 2006

BY GARY WISBY Environment Reporter

Pregnant, or planning to be? Don't eat tuna when you go out for sushi.

That was the urging of researchers who on Wednesday released a study that found dangerous mercury levels at 10 top Chicago-area sushi restaurants.

Seventy percent of samples exceeded the mercury threshold at which Illinois advises women of childbearing age -- and young children -- not to have more than one serving a month.

"Toxic Tuna," a report by Environment Illinois and California-based GotMercury.org, said 10 percent of the tuna sushi samples they tested shouldn't be eaten by anyone -- man, woman or child -- because they had more mercury than the FDA's "actionable level." That's the level that would prompt the feds to seize the contaminated fish.

The report names seven restaurants in the city and one each in Lombard, Schaumburg and Wheeling. But Environment Illinois' Max Muller said the intention wasn't to point fingers at specific sushi spots, but at tuna sushi in general.

Muller and Eli Saddler of GotMercury.org said sushi restaurants should post warnings about their fare, either voluntarily or by legislative mandate.

Consumer Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, went even further in July, recommending that pregnant women avoid eating all tuna.

'Billions in costs to society'

Mercury causes decreased IQs and mental retardation in fetuses and young children, said Dr. Peter Orris of the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Public Health. If sources of mercury pollution -- including coal-fired power plants and mercury-laden products that are disposed of improperly -- aren't curbed, "personal tragedies and yearly billions in costs to society will continue to mount," he said.

Colleen McShane, president of the Illinois Restaurant Association, still reeling from the City Council ban on foie gras, said, "This is another cry for . . . overregulating restaurants."

Many restaurants already post advisories against pregnant women eating uncooked foods, she said. If customers want further warnings, "restaurants will absolutely respond," McShane added. "The customer sure isn't complaining."
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satt fs
 
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Reply Thu 31 Aug, 2006 09:49 pm
This is OT, but let me post the following link..

how to tell ..
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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 06:14 am
Eva wrote:
I would rather have worked part-time for minimum wage and lived in a vermin-infested apartment without furniture (which I've done) than to take a job stripping. No amount of money can buy back your self-worth.

Yes, I think many - most - people feel that way. I would perhaps too, I dont know, never had to consider it because there's not even the smallest niche of a market for me anyway <grins>.

But other people do not have their self-worth invested in a thing like this. If you feel you would lose your self-respect by stripping, than no, no possible money that you could earn with it would get it back for you, so you definitely should not do it. But other women are able to do a job like that and not have it impact their sense of self-worth. Or they feel more humiliated by working in some mindnumbing job for minimal money and being treated like expendable nothings in it than by doing this. Its just how it works for you personally I guess, what affects you more or less.

I think in an ideal world almost nobody would be stripping - or not beyond the kind of exploratory intermezzo with it that some women feel attracted to, anyway. Very few would do it for very long, I dont think, if they could get a nice other job. But when that is out of reach, I suppose some feel stripping is less demeaning than a crap job for crap money, while others feel that they preserve their dignity more if they don't resort to living on their body. It's an individual thing.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 06:34 am
Speaking as a woman- I think the problem I have with prostitution, stripping, topless waitressing etc is that no little girl says "when I grow up I want to work in the sex trade".
Most women end up in these jobs because they are either forced to by a criminal person or are very desperate for money. I think you would be hard pressed to find a woman/girl working in these jobs if they had a family to take them in, a decent wage in another job, or just the chance to escape. Sure there are some attractive, intellegent women who to chose to swing on poles in NYC, London or Paris, but I think the majority would leave immediately if they could find work modeling, acting or suddenly won a scholarship to the college of their choice.
I think if you really exam the the live of these women/girls you will discover sexual/physical/mental abuse at a young age, very low self-esteem and dominating forces within their society such as crime and poverty.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 06:59 am
I am pretty grossed out by this. Restaurants, no matter how clean they are, are still mighty hard to keep sanitary and that is without naked women laying on tables and being plated with food.

Yucky. Yucky. Yucky. OSHA is going to have a hay day with this one.

I personally hate strip clubs and my husband and I have agreed that it has no place in our marriage but if that's what floats your boat, great. More power to ya. SOMEONE keeps these places open and many of them ain't single guys.
I can see this being a novelty for most men, just going to see what it's like. I can also see them thinking it would be different than it is. "Cool, I get to eat sushi off a naked hot chick?" And then getting there and being "Oh....gross....I get to eat sushi off...a naked...ugh..." It isn't like it's your spouse or that you know where the girl was 10 minutes before she became your plate.

As for the women, sure go for it. Being an independent woman means being allowed to choose your profession, whether it be CEO or Plate Girl at the local strip/sushi bar.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 07:17 am
Thats not a right thing for anyone to do. If a girl orbloke wants to take off their clothes and dance around and get paid for it Thats fine with me but being presented as an inanimate object is just wrong.

I betcha theres a line up for the dishpig's job though.
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