Macready84464 wrote:i was considering an emote but decided to leave it alone
Ataru wrote:Tch. We were studying China and of course they've got footbinding over there (they wrap up girl's feet when they're little kids causing them to grow stunted and broken inward and basically horribly disfiguring them). There's no proven reason as to why the men do that to the girls but, hey, they do it.
And then my (Chinese) Chinese history professor was like 'Of course this doesn't happen anymore, this was practiced in medieval times'
And we're like 'Um, it says in the book 'This practice continues even today in some parts of China'
Teacher 'That's ridiculous! This researcher has no idea what he's talking about. We Chinese would never do something like that. Now go back to reading the book about Nanking!'
Nothing against Chinese people... it was just the professor who had this odd sense of national pride about some things.
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