As the Republic celebrates Liberation Day, and many Federal citizens of Minmatar ancestry conduct their own celebrations, a Gallente professor at a prestigious exotic dance academy affiliated with the University of Caille has caused controversy by asserting that Minmatar dancers are superior to Gallente dancers, on account of the Minmatar culture of tattooing.
Professor Durand, a lecturer on Exotic Dance Theory at the Mies Academy of Performing Arts, said recently that a traditional Minmatar dancer, regardless of skill, always delivers a more intimate and revealing performance than any ethnic Gallente dancer.
“When a Gallente dances, she shows what she looks like with her kit off. However, mere nudity is not that intimate”, claimed the professor in her address to graduating students.
“In comparison, the ethnic Minmatar, through her choice in the methods of displaying her tattoos, tells the story of her life, giving an insight into her soul, not just what she looks like in the buff.”
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These remarks caused surprise to some of the students, and to other citizens of Mies.
“It was a bit of a gut punch to some of us”, said an ethnic Gallente graduate dancer. “Suggested we’d never be good enough at our chosen career.”
“I never thought of it that way”, said an ethnic Minmatar graduate. “I suppose it makes sense.”
“She’s not wrong, that professor”, said an ethnic Gallente patron of a nearby exotic dance club. “I bought a book about tattoos so I could properly appreciate the stories the Minmatar ladies were telling on stage. Totally blew my mind when I understood”
A local ultra group condemned Professor Durand’s remarks, and called for her to be dismissed from her position at the Academy.
“This cultural cringe is shameful”, said a skinheaded Ultra. “Garounian culture has been scientifically proven to be superior to all other human cultures.”
“Exotic dancing must be restricted to ethnic Garoun Gallente, so we can secure a livelihood for our daughters”, said another skinhead.
The Ultranationalist protest was disrupted by a counterprotest from a group of Minmatar exotic dancers, descending into violence after an Ultra grabbed at the clothing of one of the dancers.
Local hospitals reported several injuries, with one Ultra requiring treatment for a skull fracture, after having been crushed between the thighs of one of the dancers.
Mies police stated no arrests were made, due to having established legitimate self defence had been used.
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