TheTestTube.com  

Go Back   TheTestTube.com > TTT > Miscellaneous
User Name
Password
Home Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Miscellaneous Insert random jibba-jabba here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-15-2006, 02:06 PM   #1
Liss
hex can see my boobs
 

Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 754
Liss is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to Liss
fun in anthropology

I just got out of my 300 student anthropology lecture and felt the need to share this story.

Some girl asked about female circumcision and the dangers of it. Our professor was explaining the different processes different cultures use, and the varied health risks of each one. A male TA spoke up and added something along the lines of, "In most places, the removal of the clitoris happens at a young age, so the girls are really not affected."

The female TA next to him shot up her hand and made one of those puckered faces some anal students do and said, really snottily and loudly, "you, sir, are misinformed. Most clitorectomies occur between the ages of 14 and 16, and that is not young, especially when the life expectancy is 40 years."

The guy mumbles, "relatively young, yes, it is."

So the girls stands up and hollers, "You want me to let you get to 16 years of age and then chop off your cock? Cuz I don't think you would be happy with that at all, you fucking moron!"

Apparently it was a subject that was close to her heart.
Liss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2006, 02:23 PM   #2
Plain Old Jane
i hate vagina
 
Plain Old Jane's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 841
Plain Old Jane can only hope to improve
Send a message via AIM to Plain Old Jane
i dont really have to remind you of cultural relativism, but it may very well be culturally acceptable. seeing other cultures through western ideals is extremely dangerous and damaging, its up to the women of that culture to fight for their right to have a clitoral orgasm, not middle-upper class western college students (or any western students at all) who know shit or very close to shit about other cultures and how to deal with them. Both of those people were wrong, you cant say anything at all about another cultures practices like its wrong or undamaging, all an anthropologist can do is observe and participate (if they want to).

(disclaimer: yes, 300 level, still, they know shit if they didnt pay attention to 101 enough to pick up on relativism.)

On a related note, happy v-day. i know mine was ^_^
__________________
Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.
Plain Old Jane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2006, 03:28 PM   #3
Liss
hex can see my boobs
 

Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 754
Liss is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to Liss
sigh.
Liss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2006, 06:26 PM   #4
johnny
Moderator
 
johnny's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Việt Nam
Posts: 1,270
johnny is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to johnny
Thumbs down

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plain Old Jane
Both of those people were wrong, you cant say anything at all about another cultures practices like its wrong or undamaging, all an anthropologist can do is observe and participate (if they want to).
psh, rules
johnny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 12:50 AM   #5
Mr Biglesworth
Member
 
Mr Biglesworth's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: I live in London
Posts: 864
Mr Biglesworth is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to Mr Biglesworth
Jep i'm pretty sure after 299 years of anthropology classes they'd know a little more than you do...
Mr Biglesworth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 08:54 PM   #6
Plain Old Jane
i hate vagina
 
Plain Old Jane's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 841
Plain Old Jane can only hope to improve
Send a message via AIM to Plain Old Jane
you've gone all flat little sister, i shant play with you again til you've had a proper wash
__________________
Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.
Plain Old Jane is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright

Get Firefox! Get Thunderbird!