Kyodo News reports another reason why communism, in all its forms, must be defeated:
China's State Administration of Industry and Commerce issued a notice this weekend banning meals served on naked bodies, officially canceling the service offered by a Japanese restaurant in southwestern China that served sushi on unclothed female university students, a Beijing newspaper reported Sunday.Interestingly, as this 2003 Associated Press story shows, China's prudish views are shared by feminist groups in America:
The Saturday pronouncement forbids the service because it "insults people's moral quality," according to the Beijing Times. Serving food on women's bodies also "spreads commercial activity with poor culture," the paper said, citing the administration's notice.
...Chinese media reported that the Hefeng Village Huaishi Cuisine Restaurant in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, was serving sushi and other Japanese food on two naked university students as they lay on their backs.
SEATTLE, Washington (AP) Promoters insist it's performance art. Detractors say women are getting a raw deal.Are these feminists really asking for laws limiting what women can do with their bodies?
Whatever the case, the controversy over the Bonzai nightclub serving sushi on nearly naked women isn't about to fade anytime soon.
"It's dehumanizing, the manner in which people are buying and selling sushi to be eaten off a woman's body. It's dehumanizing to be treated as a plate," said Cherry Cayabyab, president of the local chapter of National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum.
If the club persists, she and other activists plan to launch a media campaign apparently the first organized opposition to naked sushi in the United States.
..."It provides a forum to see a human being as an object and when women are viewed as objects, they are more likely to be violated," said Norma Timbang, executive director of the Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center.