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Strange practices in Different Countries
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foot binding is real, but it's a banned practice now
Capsule hotels are located in the city and usually for businessmen who miss the last train out need somewhere to stay for the night.
i heard the stuff about chicks underwear is real but i don't think there are vending machines for them.
yes there are temples with giant phallus' in them, they are fertility shrines and at a certain time of the year they take them out and parade them through the streets.
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If a 'belief' is clearly inhumane and/or stupid I feel no guilt in pointing it out as such.

I'm as liberal as they come, yet there is a divide between a harmless habit and something clearly barbaric and fail to see the logic in not differentiating the two.

Are there things in my own culture I consider wrong? Yes.
Are there things in other cultures I consider wrong? Also yes, being from a different culture does not exempt you from this, nor should I be given preferential treatment for the same reason.

For example enforced female subjugation in Muslim countries makes my blood boil, hardly the easiest thing to rectify, but I ain't gonna be happy about it.
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Yeah i've seen those capsuel hotels, cuz i was watching America's next top model and they went to Japan and stayed in those for awhile.
hehe

The foot binding, yeah I've heard of that my mom told me about how the smaller foot you have the better the chance of your getting married. They just began to wrap their foot tightly as soon as they're born, they dont break their toes to wrap them though
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