Monday, December 31, 2012

Culturally Sensitive Perversions

This one's kinda funny:
The U.S. Army got itself into an embarrassing situation recently, when it was revealed that a new cultural sensitivity pamphlet had been distributed containing some explosive advice. Among the many things troops were advised not to talk to their Afghan colleagues or students about were; homosexuality, sex with children, and abusing women. All three practices are common in Afghanistan, especially the southern areas where most American troops operate.
Yeah, you definitely want to read the entire (short) article at the link.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's hard to believe that this was the same place: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/05/27/once_upon_a_time_in_afghanistan#0

Happy Elf Mom said...

I feel sorry for the kids and women. These "cultural" practices are absolutely disgusting.

Mike43 said...

How I regret we don't have any more commanders, like British Brigadier Nelson.

When local village chiefs explained to him the custom of "sati" where the widow is placed on the funeral pyre, he said he understood their culture allowed that practice.

He, however, also told the chiefs that the custom of British gentlemen was to hang those who burned women alive.

Needless to say, the custom died quickly.