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Is Naked Sushi Good For Society?
seamaxnews.com | 11/18/03 | mike vallillo

Posted on 11/18/2003 8:06:36 AM PST by mikevallillo

There is a controversy brewing over in Seattle, Washington, where activists of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum are protesting over a restaurant/nightclub called Bonzai.

The president of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, Cherry Cayabyab, said, “It's dehumanizing, the manner in which people are buying and selling sushi to be eaten off a woman's body. It's dehumanizing to be treated as a plate."

She went on to say that if the club persisted, there would be a country wide campaign to try and close it down. The naked sushi dinner is not a nightly thing. It actually on happens once per month. There are however, restaurants that do cater nightly meals like this.

These restaurants are in New York and Los Angeles. This was actually an art form of dinning that began in Japan and had spread to New York. After the unbelievable success of the New York restaurant, another one had opened in LA. This brings us to our current dilemma.

To get in the club, there is a $5 cover charge and patrons buy drinks and go through their choices of sushi. 7 models work on 30 minute shifts. Chef/Owner, Jun Hong, and promoter, Cheresa Nemitz, had said that there are strict and enforced rules towards the model that include respect for the model, no talking to her, and no hooting or yelling.

Critics at the university Women’s Center are still crying out to the public and the media that it promotes violence towards women. Norma Timbang, executive director of the Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center, complains that, “It provides a forum to see a human being as an object -- and when women are viewed as objects, they are more likely to be violated.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: California; US: New York; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: bodysushi; currentevents; good; naked; nakedsushi; news; society; sushi

1 posted on 11/18/2003 8:06:40 AM PST by mikevallillo
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To: mikevallillo
Probably "invented" in Hawaii and called Japanese.
2 posted on 11/18/2003 8:08:18 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: mikevallillo
After a good rousing hypocritical march on this resturant, I would encourage the protesters to then meet at the local strip club for dessert, refreshment and exchanging dollar bills.
3 posted on 11/18/2003 8:08:43 AM PST by Hodar (With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: mikevallillo
Yes, smells like...tuna?
4 posted on 11/18/2003 8:09:39 AM PST by John Beresford Tipton
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To: mikevallillo
Visually? Sure
5 posted on 11/18/2003 8:10:14 AM PST by Prof Engineer (This is NOT the government the Founders intended. ~ Golden Corral supports troops and veterans)
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To: mikevallillo
Well, as one who is not a sushi devotee...if I I had to choose between eating a "naked" lady or "fugu".. (blowfish!!....LOL)....it's a no brainer
6 posted on 11/18/2003 8:12:19 AM PST by ken5050
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To: mikevallillo
It's dehumanizing, the manner in which people are buying and selling sushi to
be eaten off a woman's body. It's dehumanizing to be treated as a plate."

Simple solution Miss Cherry, if you feel that way, don't do it, and don't go where it's done.

MYOB

7 posted on 11/18/2003 8:14:15 AM PST by ASA Vet ("Right-wing Internet wacko")
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To: mikevallillo
Is Naked Sushi Good For Society?

It's hard to really tell without pictures. 8^)

8 posted on 11/18/2003 8:15:51 AM PST by mattdono (Big Arnie: "Crush the democrats, drive them before you, and hear the lamentations of the scumbags.")
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if the models want to do it, who care.. i'd like a spicy tuna handroll
9 posted on 11/18/2003 8:19:37 AM PST by jacket (http://www.mattmargolis.com/blog --- http://www.blogsforbush.com)
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To: mikevallillo
It's dehumanizing to be treated as a plate

Translation: "I'm too fat and ugly and smelly for someone to eat off of me, so I don't want any of the pretty girls to profit from being pretty."

10 posted on 11/18/2003 8:20:10 AM PST by trebb
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To: mattdono
Was it Margaret Thatcher who said, "There is no such thing as society. There are just individual people."? People have rights to own businesses and entertain themselves consensually. Society has no rights.
11 posted on 11/18/2003 8:21:28 AM PST by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: mikevallillo
Hmmm... is that the sushi I smell, or is one of the serving plates cycling.... HMMM...
12 posted on 11/18/2003 8:25:12 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Sounds unsanitary. Eating off strange women. Ahem. Who knows what diseases they might have? Sounds like the feminist organizations could shut it down on hygiene issues alone.
13 posted on 11/18/2003 8:26:44 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: mikevallillo
"It's dehumanizing to be treated as a plate."

Well, that's what's great about the good ol' USA. Those of us who agree that it's dehumanizing to be treated as a plate have the choice to decide not to be treated as a plate. Thos of us who have no problems with being treated as a plate are free to do so.

14 posted on 11/18/2003 8:27:34 AM PST by Freemyland
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To: mikevallillo
Anyone got a tooth pick?

I seem to have a coiple of hairs caught in my teeth.....

15 posted on 11/18/2003 8:28:48 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Guns!)
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To: mikevallillo
"It's dehumanizing"

Hmm, let me see, the female models are being Forced to do this? Who's de-humanizing women, the idea or the model's participation in the idea?

"the manner in which people are buying and selling sushi"

There's a pun waiting in the wings, however, I will refrain.

"It's dehumanizing to be treated as a plate."

It's the best design of a plate I've ever seen.
16 posted on 11/18/2003 8:29:56 AM PST by poet
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To: mikevallillo
Cayabyab

Damn, that is one funny name!

17 posted on 11/18/2003 8:35:03 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: mikevallillo
There's a crab joke in here somewhere.
18 posted on 11/18/2003 8:38:14 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Forth now, and fear no darkness!")
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To: mikevallillo
Can you get kicked out for licking the plate?
19 posted on 11/18/2003 8:42:50 AM PST by Texas Federalist
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To: John Beresford Tipton
Yes, smells like...tuna?

How can you tell when the fish has gone bad?

20 posted on 11/18/2003 8:45:19 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Proud member - Neo-Conservative Power Vortex)
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To: Mike Darancette
"How can you tell when the fish has gone bad?"

When I roll over in the morning take one look at the fish owner's face and scream.
21 posted on 11/18/2003 8:50:30 AM PST by John Beresford Tipton
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To: mikevallillo
"It's dehumanizing to be treated as a plate."

Is it similarly "dehumanizing" when a child treats his father as a horse for a horsey-ride? When a model is used as a mannequin for a fashion show? When a husband is used as a purse-stand while his wife tries on clothes in the dressing room? When a construction worker holding a SLOW sign is being used as a (very high-paid) bucket of sand?

Liberals are shrill morons.

Norma Timbang, executive director of the Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center...

Timbang? Great name. Gotta be some good humor material there.

complains that, “It provides a forum to see a human being as an object -- and when women are viewed as objects, they are more likely to be violated.”

Note that she has no apparent problems with males acting the same way. Nice that she wants to put these women out of a job.

I repeat, liberals are shrill morons.

22 posted on 11/18/2003 9:11:22 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: mikevallillo
are we allowed to eat only sushi off of the babe? what
about dessert, like...ice cream?
23 posted on 11/18/2003 9:11:22 AM PST by isom35
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To: mattdono
It's hard to really tell without pictures. 8^)


24 posted on 11/18/2003 10:10:06 AM PST by JohnnyZ (D-R-E-I-E-R . . . . . . H-U-M-P-H-R-E-Y-S)
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To: mattdono


25 posted on 11/18/2003 10:10:38 AM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: mikevallillo
NAKED LUNCH
26 posted on 11/18/2003 10:11:26 AM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: mikevallillo
I don't know if I would enjoy eating in a place that smelled like the outhouse door on a tuna boat. Would sushi eaten close to the privates be called Tushii?
27 posted on 11/18/2003 10:47:18 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: jacket
Sounds to me its the one place you'd get in trouble for licking the plate.
28 posted on 11/18/2003 10:49:42 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: mikevallillo
Is Naked Sushi Good For Society?

Absolutely NOT!

Sushi is awfull.


However....................




I'll stand in line all afternoon for a couple slices of prime rib served on a naked asian babe.
29 posted on 11/18/2003 10:54:02 AM PST by WhiteGuy (Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder)
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To: mikevallillo
Eating food off of a pretty young naked woman's body should be kept behind closed doors and within the context of a loving relationship.

In fact, my apt is free right now! Maybe I should call the woman up! Haha! ;-)
30 posted on 11/18/2003 10:55:29 AM PST by HitmanLV (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: mikevallillo
Raw and wriggling. That's how we like it, my precious.
31 posted on 11/18/2003 10:58:17 AM PST by DoctorMichael (Thats my story, and I'm sticking to it.)
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To: presidio9
In that second photo in the background, it looks like there's also a man with sushi on his body. Where's the outrage?
32 posted on 11/18/2003 11:01:41 AM PST by Serb5150
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To: Serb5150
In that second photo in the background, it looks like there's also a man with sushi on his body. Where's the outrage?

No, it's ok. I'm pretty sure he had a bodywax.

33 posted on 11/18/2003 11:18:32 AM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9
http://www.globalcuisinecatering.com/sushigirl.html
34 posted on 11/18/2003 11:39:53 AM PST by Tolik
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To: Tolik
Nude cooking is alive and well in San Francisco Bay area....check google ... I don't remember the link.....
35 posted on 11/18/2003 12:36:33 PM PST by spokeshave (Cancel the San Jose Merc and the one way truck to Nevada)
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To: deannadurbin
Sounds unsanitary. Eating off strange women.

Per the photo linked at post 34, the food is not actually in contact with the woman. She's more of a tray and not a plate.

36 posted on 11/18/2003 12:44:31 PM PST by berserker
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To: mikevallillo
Re:"Critics at the university Women’s Center are still crying out to the public and the media that it promotes violence towards
women. " Seems to me sushi promotes violence towards fish. The solution of course, is to be found in the dialectically synthesized middle: preferably jello wrestling between the PETA vegans and the Campus Pan-Asian Sumo Club.
37 posted on 11/18/2003 12:53:51 PM PST by LibTeeth
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To: berserker
http://www.nerve.com/Regulars/ThisWeekinSex/11-14-03/sushi.jpg
38 posted on 11/18/2003 1:05:19 PM PST by Tolik
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To: mikevallillo
...and when women are viewed as objects, they are more likely to be violated.

No one is likely to jump the bones of the sushi babes - they're perfectly safe from assault.

Just be careful with the wasabi.

39 posted on 11/18/2003 1:06:42 PM PST by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: berserker
>>Per the photo linked at post 34, the food is not actually in contact with the woman. She's more of a tray and not a plate.

I can just see her putting that on her resume.

"Year 2003: I was a Plate at a sushi restaurant. My duty was to serve the customers in a novel way, which served their earthly desires in more ways than one."

40 posted on 11/18/2003 1:14:49 PM PST by deannadurbin
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To: mikevallillo
Horrors! I suppose the shrimp are naked, too.

What happens if the lovely young lady sneezes or passes - er - ah --bodily air? That will take care of that little party!

41 posted on 11/18/2003 1:19:25 PM PST by Exit148
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