Scott DiBerardino (sdiberar@student.umass.edu)
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 11:06:48 -0400


> From: Justin Palmer <justin@briareos.demon.co.uk>
> I came across an interesting theory about why these characters
> are so popular in Japan the other day... I'm not exactly sure how to put
> this politely, lets just say that at certain times in Japanese history,
> samurai were not quite as, er, manly, as legend would have us believe...
> ^_^

Or, of course, the idea of male homosexual activity was not considered
un-manly. Many warrior cultures encourage such activity as a way of forging
a stronger bond between potential soldier-mates. It just wasn't weird to
them, is all...

-scott \\ sdiberar@student.umass.edu

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