Chopsticks at the ready, patrons line up. Hours earlier, across town on the campus of the University of Washington, eight activists, mostly Asian-American women, express outrage at what they call the prostitution of sushi and the exploitation of women. They plot their strategy. (...)While the promoter and the sushi model say this melding of prandial and sexual is performance art, Bonzai's patrons --men and women of various ethnicities --say it merely adds to the restaurant's sensual vibe. Opponents say treating women like a serving platter reinforces attitudes that make domestic and sexual violence so prevalent.Link (Thanks, Paul)
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