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  •  So women who dress up in sexy costumes (0+ / 0-)

    are objectifying themselves ?

    If a woman dressed in a bikini ?
    Or how about a woman who goes naked ?

    without insulting another race or religion.
    If a Japanese woman dresses up as a sexy Japanese as show in the images above ? Would that be ok ?
    without insulting another race or religion.
    So if I put on a German outfit , Lederhosen etc , I'm insulting the Germans ? When I was in Germany it was suggested to me to buy the whole outfit . A German , the brother of the young lady I went to visit suggested it .
    https://www.google.com/...

    I knew a Chinese lady on Oahu who would say non Chinese females should not wear Chinese dresses , that only Chinese females should wear them , she would say this while wearing western clothing .  

    This whole deciding what others can and can't wear is interesting . I was walking with a couple of young ladies who had just flown in , they had come to Santa Cruz from Iowa , they spotted a local guy ahead and started to talk about what he was wearing , they were a bit shocked to see a man dressed in a non traditional male way , short shorts and a big flowing blouse . One said to the other "He doesn't have pants on !"  

     

    "please love deeply...openly and genuinely." A. H.

    by indycam on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 08:17:49 AM PDT

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    •  And in none of these cases was it Halloween (3+ / 0-)
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      Avilyn, poco, The Marti

      And the clothing was being worn as a frivolous costume, right?

      You've wandered far from the point of MB's diary, to the point of absurdity. There is often a reason to wear the clothing of the locals when traveling -- like that it is more suited to the climate, topography, to blend in, to learn about the history, etc.

      None of this has anything to do with Halloween costumes which are a one-day deal to entertain oneself and one's friends.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 10:07:35 AM PDT

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      •  Really ? (0+ / 0-)
        You've wandered far from the point of MB's diary, to the point of absurdity.
        How very unkind , I'll not forget .
        None of this has anything to do with Halloween costumes which are a one-day deal to entertain oneself and one's friends.
        That's not true . All of it has to do with halloween . I thought that was a given . I'll add what I thought everyone would assume , just so that ...

        If a woman dressed in a bikini for halloween ?
        Or how about a woman who goes naked for halloween ?
        If a Japanese woman dresses up as a sexy Japanese as show in the images above for halloween? Would that be ok ?
        So if I put on a German outfit for halloween , Lederhosen etc , I'm insulting the Germans ?

        "please love deeply...openly and genuinely." A. H.

        by indycam on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 11:05:46 AM PDT

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        •  Well, (0+ / 0-)
          I'll not forget .
          Thanks for the warning. I do have better things to do than interact with folks who carry grudges.

          I'll be sure to stay clear...

          Take care, Indy.

          © grover


          So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

          by grover on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 11:35:08 AM PDT

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          •  You failed to address the rest . (0+ / 0-)
            I'll be sure to stay clear...
            Thanks for the warning. I do have better things to do than interact with folks who carry grudges.

            Care to stop playing the little games ?
            Or are the questions to difficult for you ,
            so that games are all you can do ?

            I'll not forget ,
            I'll know you for what you have done ,
            I'll know what you are willing to do ,
            I'll not forget .

            "please love deeply...openly and genuinely." A. H.

            by indycam on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 11:43:08 AM PDT

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