Part of this may be due to the general unease with the vagina; Claude Levi-Strauss notes that disgust with female genitals can be seen in indigenous populations who equate the smell with decay and rottenness
Although he mouths pious praise of his mother and says he is seeking a view of the sunset, he ends up isolating himself and feeling "that the rottenness
of the world was about to engulf him" (CW 183).
Even the choice of a hostel as the setting of the play, a place that is synonymous with rottenness
, sexual immorality and social decadence is to further show the level of moral failure and social corruption in the Nigerian society.
A vote for our basic rottenness
comes from scholars such as Steven Pinker of Harvard, who has documented how it is the regulating forces of society, rather than human nature, that have brought a decline in human violence over the centuries.
," and by a mood of accidia that threatened
He added that the regime has gained a superficial power through psychological warfare by imperialist media, "but the regime is suffering from chronic rottenness
and decadence intrinsically and this reality will soon be unveiled for all".
A canard about medieval cooking that I had picked up somewhere along the line was that meat was heavily salted and spiced to conceal its rottenness
You tell me, where can you find the rottenness
in this context?
By doing so, they allow the entrance of microorganisms and induce deformations, rottenness
and fruit fall.
So it is necessary to withdraw from those who do not want to work, and cut them away as limbs corrupted by the rottenness
of idleness; so that the illness of idleness, like a killing contagious, does not corrupt also the healthy limbs due to the diffusion of the sickness.
Take, for example, this angry polemic from 1976 directed by a member of the Kommunistischer Bund Westdeutschlands (KBW) against the relatively antihierarchical Sponti movement, a driving force in the early phase of building occupations in Frankfurt: "The 'fight against work' is the expression of the rottenness
and corrosion of bourgeois society and only serves to defend a parasitical existence in the counter-culture out of fear of the Socialist revolution.
A few days after potatoes were dug from the ground, they began to turn into a slimy, decaying, blackish mass of rottenness