Prudery: Can it be taught?

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Michelle Obama's Oscars dress

Iran news media, “dressed up” Michelle Obama in the Oscars ceremony. [1]

Her dress was too much for them to show to their viewers.

Without referring to the case of Michelle (I do not think her dress was all that provocative that such a move from the Iranian media was needed), these is a real question here about our society:

Can prudery, ethics and decency be “taught”? Can Iran really impose such things onto its citizens?

And vice versa: Does our society make us less dignified with all these porn-like advertisements we see every day?

What are the limits of our “free” will in an environment where we are bombarded with all this data and information and role models?

Iran, US, torture, finesse…

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The revelation of a machine used in Iran for punishing criminals, has created a public outrage in the “civilized” world. (1, 2)

Of course! When will this “primitive” country stop using such crude devices?!? When will they start being more civilized like the US is? At last! When will countries like Iran learn civilization from us (and… US)?

Death in the “civilized” world (e.g. in the United States) is delivered with… finesse!

Look at the chamber of death above. Look at the finesse. Look at the high quality. Pure Civilization, don’t you think?

OK then.

Let’s make a war to spread it.