In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Contraception and abortion - once taboo topics - have been enshrined into law.
- Certain subjects are taboo, or too emotive to be examined with objectivity.
- I mean it doesn't mean that I want to be rude, it's not that, it's just that you go to certain spaces that are taboo.
- On a day for women, culturally taboo subjects like female sexuality can be openly acknowledged.
- Totems of specific clans, healers, or royal dynasties are taboo to certain members of some ethnic groups.
- The hornets are numerous down in that cave; we do not touch it; it is taboo.
- Divorce is still taboo in some cultures - find an immigrant family that has been rocked by one.
- But whether it should be taboo even to discuss such issues, as some are arguing, is another question.
- In front of the big screen this behaviour is generally considered taboo.
- In the not too distant past, talk of sex was strictly taboo.
- But his live show is much more casually cruel, and no matter how sensitive a subject, nothing is taboo for his one-liners.
- Once taboo, birth control and family planning are quietly available to discreet couples.
- In the Solomon Islands, shrines are always taboo places.
- For many it is a taboo subject which leaves people feeling isolated and vulnerable.
- Hearing them talk, you'd have thought the very subject was taboo: awe, wonder and, yes, fear crept into their voices.
- Our culture has become distinctly sexualised over the past 20 years, and subjects that were once taboo are now openly discussed.
- Not only taboo places but also mountain tops were known to be frequented by spirits.
- Why do you think sex is still so taboo in the U.S.?
- As society engages in dialogue on these issues no subject will be taboo.
- Previously taboo areas were opened for examination, and laws and legal attitudes were modified.
- Information and counseling on once taboo subjects are now freely available, yet traditional mores still predominate.
- Christianity was another force that was gradually eliminating dangers from spirits based at taboo sites.
- As a writer, he comes across as someone who feels that by trumpeting loudly about a taboo subject he is breaking down social barriers.
- Al-Jazeera gives air-time to their Arab leaders' opponents and to ordinary viewers and discusses taboo political and social topics.
- The fact that the subject is taboo also means that a man who is traumatized by the experience may be retraumatized again and again, with each child born to him.
- The topic is so taboo that it almost can't be talked about.
- As they saw it, many details concerning clan histories and taboo places have been forgotten over the past few generations.
- Many people are too scared to risk pursuing a homosexual relationship, with all the social taboos attached to homosexuality.
- Our country has substantial number of disabled people who have excelled in various walks of life, overcoming poverty and social taboos.
- I'm just puzzled why he put himself at risk by breaking probably the biggest taboo in US politics, i.e. criticising the Jewish community or Israel.
- Prostitution is in this country a taboo; people don't like to admit that it exsists.
- Both Islam and the Orthodox Christian tradition require rigorous observance of fasts and food taboos.
- Yet for all their attempts to break taboos, what makes Americans most uncomfortable is the portrayal of intimacy between men.
- I'm surprised because the film wasn't about breaking taboos.
- Now the Internet comes along, letting you circumvent one of the strictest taboos of all: It lets you talk to strangers.
- What drove him to shatter taboos and invite hatred for his conclusions?
- The taboo of speaking about colonial sex is often at the heart of many of her images, which often resemble fashion photography.
- The 1992 elections changed the taboo associated with Zionist parties relying on the Arab parties to form a government.
- The thrill is in breaking taboos, and that is why taboos are fun to have around.
- Because of the taboo associated with this topic no real dialogue can take place.
- The incident drew national media attention and ignited a public debate over the ancient taboo of black men having sexual relations with white women.
- Most importantly to feminism, do not support commercial manufacturers who use menstrual taboos to help sell their products.
- The taboos regulating the sight of bare flesh are further determined by wider cultural considerations.
- He was referring to the postwar taboo in official political circles on justifying Japan's wartime actions or advocating militarism - publicly at least.
- To talk favourably of the Enlightenment has become something of a taboo in recent years.
- Breaking cultural taboos in this attempt to make money does not seem to matter.
- There are no food taboos, although Buddhist monks may practice vegetarianism and observe other food taboos.
- Through mythology, one is able to violate the taboos of society without the guilt.
- The cabaret performers and their audiences shared a more or less hidden opposition to social taboos and censorship.
- Cultural taboos surrounding sexuality and pregnancy also contribute to the low rates of health service access.
- Is there a taboo against the use of weapons of mass destruction?
- The media taboo against naming "victims" is also weakening.
- Until we get rid of the taboo of simply talking about it, we're not going anywhere.
- All of these are thought to be dependent on the ability to observe taboos.
- We are now violating an even deeper family taboo.
- Accurate statistics are hard to come by, especially in a country where social taboos and threats keep many victims silent.
- During the Civil War, hungry Northern soldiers, unaware of the social taboo surrounding peanuts, began eating them.
- The members of one clan from northern Kenya observe a taboo on eating fish.
- For her, the relaxing of rules and taboos about sex have been pivotal in changing the way we think.
- The strategy broke powerful religious taboos against suicide and the murder of innocents.
- The Communist Party decided to dramatise its rather unique willingness to challenge taboos.
- The court cases have undoubtedly had the merit of removing the taboo over reporting excision by the populations concerned and among doctors, social workers, etc.
- The thing is that they're also trained to violate the ultimate taboo of society - to kill people.
- The breakdown of the politically correct liberal open-mindedness into frenzied intolerance of criticism and the taboo of peace was dramatic and instantaneous.
- Many in India are reluctant to talk about Aids and prevention because of societal taboos about discussing sex.
- Knowing incest is an "unclean" act heightens the awareness of the taboo she is violating.
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