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Historical, Cultural and Social Issues of place and space
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Self-dignified indeed

Self-dignified indeed | Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
THE picture of a young woman in a see-through dress was meant as a kindly entreaty. “Girls”, the accompanying text on Shanghai Metro’s microblog went, “please be self-dignified to avoid perverts”.

 

This issue in China raises the question, should the onus of preventing sexual harassment be placed on women?  The fact that The Shanghai Metro was insinuating that has angered some Chinese.  How do culture norms influence how we think about behavior in public?   

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Portraits of a Thailand Tribe That Explore Gendered Norms

Portraits of a Thailand Tribe That Explore Gendered Norms | Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
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"Young boys of the Shan tribe in northern Thailand undergo a ritual known as 'Poi Sang Long.' They dress in bright colors, wear makeup, and adorn themselves with flowers. The purpose of the ceremony is to mimic the young Prince Siddhartha before he became Lord Buddha. To a Westerner, or person unfamiliar with the tribe’s customs, these adolescent males could easily be mistaken for young girls." 

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Kim Kardashian: how did she become such a threat to western civilisation?

Kim Kardashian:  how did she become such a threat to western civilisation? | Cultural Geography | Scoop.it

The head of a girls' private school won praise for her attack on the west's obsession with celebrity. But are today's teens really naive enough to see reality TV stars as role models?

 

A clash of cultures?  Cultural values?  Who creates cultural values and how are they shaped?   Do you agree with the perspective that Kim represents 'what's wrong with society?'  

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