Body decoration renamed

mike salovesh (T20MXS1@NIU.BITNET)
Thu, 13 Jan 1994 15:33:00 CST

I suppose if somebody really objected to "mutilation" and "deforma-
tion" as descriptive labels you could shut them up by asking if they
would accept "body hacking", "hole punching", "needlepuncture paint",
or "head bending", to cite some obvious crudities.

I thought "mutilation" and "deformation" already were euphemisms! Is
there any good reason to get into infinite regress here?

mike salovesh, Anthro Dept, Northern Ill Univ
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