Friday, December 15, 2006

This is the meme:

1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, go down to the fifth sentence
3. Post the text of next 3 sentences on your blog
4. Name of the book and the author
5. Tag three people

eh, well. nobody asked, but here you go:

"In his magisterial treatment of the history of prostitution, the German physician Iwan Bloch tells us that it develops as a byproduct of the regulation of sexuality: 'Prostitution appears among primitive people wherever free sexual intercourse is curtailed or limited. It is nothing else than a substitute for a new form of primitive promiscuity.' While this is undoubtably true, it does not explain under what conditions prostitution arises and becomes institutionalized in a given society. It also ignores the commercial aspect of prostitution by treating it as though it were simply a variant form of sexual arrangement among consenting parties."

Lerner, Gerda. The Creation of Patriarchy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

there - are you people happy now?

I tag Jean, and guyanese_terror, and taihae

Toilet facilities fall into two general categories, squat and sit. Surprisingly to many Westerners, a large part of the world actually prefers the position of squatting.

Just what is a squat toilet, and how is it used? The example illustrated is the kind of squat toilet frequently encountered.

[Editor's note: To cleanse after using a squat toilet, many people splash water on their rear(a water basin is often provided). ...]...

Uncle John's Great Big Bathroom Reader(no shit! Pun intended...), Bathroom Reader's Institute.

Tagging? I'm still working on the squat toilet...
crazily enough, I was just wondering about indoor plumbing and the invention of the concept of "privacy".

great to see you back.
was that book the book yur mouse was on?
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