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Old Yesterday, 06:02 PM   #2026
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I've always wondered why it is ok to show violence, but not ok to show human bodies in their natural state.
It depends where you live, of course. In Japan, nudity is more acceptable than violence.
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Old Yesterday, 06:08 PM   #2027
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It depends where you live, of course. In Japan, nudity is more acceptable than violence.
Yes, I was talking mostly about the Western culture (Europe, North America, Australia et al.). Female nipples are not taboo in lots of cultures either. But every culture has some ridiculous norms incomprehensible to outsiders.
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Old Yesterday, 08:12 PM   #2028
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It depends where you live, of course. In Japan, nudity is more acceptable than violence.
I don't know about that. In Japan, genitals cannot be shown. Yet they make movies like Tokyo Gore Police.
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Old Today, 12:19 AM   #2029
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I don't know about that. In Japan, genitals cannot be shown. Yet they make movies like Tokyo Gore Police.
I think that was a post-war thing when they were revising the penal code and discovered there was no concept of pornography in Japan. It ended up being defined as depictions of genitalia. Hence the crew of housewives in Osaka carefully air-brushing Playboy centrefolds.
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Old Today, 12:24 AM   #2030
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I don't know about that. In Japan, genitals cannot be shown. Yet they make movies like Tokyo Gore Police.
I read that was introduced by the occupying US administration immediately after WW2. Or whatever it was called.
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Old Today, 12:39 AM   #2031
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I don't know about that. In Japan, genitals cannot be shown. Yet they make movies like Tokyo Gore Police.
I read that was introduced by the occupying US administration immediately after WW2. Or whatever it was called.
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Old Today, 01:32 AM   #2032
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Oh, now that is just nonsense. It wasn't that long ago that we were all complaining about edits made to Roald Dahl and other dead authors and what a crime it was.

Now Disney, doing something right (for once) in leaving unedited episodes of The Muppet Show available to view are ruthlessly exploiting outdated views to the detriment of future generations.

Come on.
I wasn't among those complaining, I think it's perfectly fine to change old works (although I'd prefer to see a log of changes).

I loved the Muppet show and might even pay to watch it again. But Dinsey's disclaimer seems pretty insincere and hypocritical. (Yes, it's a big company, of course they don't care about anything but profits.) If they cared they could donate to some anti racist organization if the show is racist, or some anti sexism org if it was sexist, and so on. Just adding a disclaimer is better than nothing, but still pretty weak.
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Another issue is where an eBook in one country costs a lot more then the same eBook in another country,
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Another issue is where an eBook in one country costs a lot more then the same eBook in another country,
In Australia, they still pay a disproportionate amount for video games despite 'it costs more to ship!' no longer being an excuse now that digital delivery is a thing.

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Old Today, 05:58 AM   #2035
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Another issue is where an eBook in one country costs a lot more then the same eBook in another country,
All products everywhere are based on "what the market will bear", so UK often more expensive than USA (even taking into account VAT vs Sales tax) and India might be much cheaper, but depends on product.

Applies to software, Levi jeans, gadgets etc.
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Yes, I was talking mostly about the Western culture (Europe, North America, Australia et al.). Female nipples are not taboo in lots of cultures either. But every culture has some ridiculous norms incomprehensible to outsiders.
That depends on what you mean by "the West". Nudity is quite accepted in the northern parts - Scandinavia + Finland. And in Germany. As someone who's grown up in a culture with a relaxed attitude to nudity the American taboos surrounding nudity seem almost neurotic.
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