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Germany Wants To Put Time Limits On Porn

Bobo the Space Chimp Re:That's a very good point (356 comments)

The reverse is true on other issues. We're much more sensitive about racial issues over here because of past slavery and discrimination, and a heterogenous society. Europe, on the other hand, although there's much migration lately, still has a per-country homogenous culture. Thus people in one country can talk about "those Turks" or "those French" without batting an eye, yet an American's ears would burn to hear that.

Sexual standards are like that, too. I was in Europe during the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill thing and none of the women at work understood why what he did was a big deal. They take it in stride; the US trains its people to be "exquisitely sensitive".

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