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Here we go again with the ideologic clichés and oversimplifications about the "Eastern Europe repressive climate"... You cannot lump together highly religious cultures like Poland, or with historically documented sexual repression like Russia with the relatively agnostic and more tolerant societies like Bulgaria, which was otherwise a staunch ally of the USSR. What definitely did not exist prior the Perestroika was the bourgeois fixation on sexuality and sexualisation of daily life; and the manic desire to control it. In fact some Eastern Block countries like Bulgaria were much more tolerant to sexuality than the Anglo-Saxon countries, which were - and still are - the most repressive in the developed world.
by Ivo on Sun Jun 30th, 2013 at 04:03:25 AM EST
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there have been anecdotes wherein chinese exchange students have come to christian countries and found them sexually repressed and full of 'hangups', to use a 60's word that seems to have dropped out of semantic sight.

which is odd considering our progress for LBGT, and their lack of tolerance in this dept, one wonders what 'liberated' het-sex means in china...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Jun 30th, 2013 at 05:18:02 AM EST
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