1. kevintel   •  

    Anto, the rest of the world is not the same as Ireland. What is considered obscene or antisocial is different in other cultures. There was a time when that behaviour might have incurred the wrath of a judge here, too. It’s not so long ago that some acts by a woman that might be considered obscene by her family or peers would result in her being locked up in a laundry as a virtual slave for most of her life.

    Get out there, see a bit of the world before you judge it!

  2. kevintel   •  

    Mind you, that’s not to say that I don’t think that Richard Gere shouldn’t be locked up, even just for a little bit 😉

  3. anthony   •     Author

    I knew you’d comment on this one Kev. 🙂

    Fair point about the Magdelan laundries alright.

    I didn’t suggest the rest of the world needs to be like Ireland though. However I see it as backward to think that a foreign visitor, while not seeking to offend Indian cultural sensibilities, has had an arrest warrant issued. Does this occur regularly with foreigners?

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