Not to make light of what was the apparent gravity of the protest, but one must question whether anything is worth lopping off your own finger.
Why did she do it you might ask?
Ask the BBC by clicking here. She did it over a little place called Dokdo and anyone not ancestrally Korean or Japanese will need some background to make some sense of the seemingly illogical passion that sweeps over people when they refer to Dokdo. Click here for the background.
At the end of the day, I have difficulty imagining cutting off my finger for disputed fishing waters in Lake Erie, but then again I lack jung. This whole thing is throwing my kibun out of whack.
This image was taken from a wonderful blog entitled Occidentalism.