Posted by Vita on July 25, 2000 at 10:18:31:
In Reply to: Thought for the Day posted by The Huggy Merchant on July 25, 2000 at 07:01:47:
: Woman would be more charming if one could fall into her arms
: without falling into her hands.
: (Ambrose Bierce, US Author, 1842-1914)
Male chauvinist this fella, I presume?
How language can reflect the undercurrents in a culture...
Fear Huggy, remember your Turkish Trader who was courting you?
Hey, these guys are not sooo bad after all.
Here is a little comparison:
American men call a good looking woman: "knockout," "provocative."
Both description show the sex-appeal of the female as something aggressive the men have to protect themselves against, or have to attack = provocative can mean they feel provoked to violate...
Turkish men describe a good looking, beautiful or sexy female
as: Bir ichim su = "a drink of water"
Now, a drink of water is salubrious, refreshing, life giving.
Which one would you, as a female, prefer? To be seen as someone who incites violence, or let's use the lesser term: action...
or to be seen someone who is salubrious, refreshing, life and health giving?
Another thought for the day.
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