Samstag, Juni 30, 2007

Thailand: Penis-Abhacken weiterhin beliebt

In einem meiner früheren Texte (ich glaube, in dem Newsletter „Invisible Men“) hatte ich bereits über die befremdliche Tradition des Penis-Abhackens in Thailand berichtet. Einem aktuellen Artikel zufolge (seltsamerweise abgelegt in der Rubrik „Entertainment“) lässt hierbei die Begeisterung thailändischer Frauen kaum nach:

They have been boiled, fed to ducks, even attached to hot air balloons and cast into the night sky - when it comes to permanently depriving a cheating lover of a recently severed penis, the imagination of the wronged Thai woman knows few bounds. (…) The men are now fearful of a rash of Thailand's most notorious crime of passion, according to the surgeon who has stitched back many a male member for grateful patients. (…) The phenomenon has become so widespread that doctors have had to keep up with increasingly inventive and angry wives and lovers who want to prevent the offending item from being reattached. (…) Thai psychologist and media commentator Doctor Wallop Piyamanotham said the practice stemmed primarily from the outlawed, but flourishing, Thai habit of keeping secret wives. "Before a man could have many wives but later we followed the western law of one man one wife, but men still act the same and have many wives so the only revenge open to the wife is to cut off his penis," Piyamanotham said.

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