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Jakarta Post

Elizabeth Pisani: A raging dinosaur

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Ubud   /   Sun, November 23 2008   /  10:34 am
ELIZABETH PISANI: (JP/Prodita Sabarini)(JP/Prodita Sabarini)

ELIZABETH PISANI: (JP/Prodita Sabarini) In her blog,, author and epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani mourned the passage of the pornography bill late last month. "I don't usually mind being wrong. Really I don't. But today it hurts. Indonesia has passed a bill that makes it illegal to bathe in rivers or wiggle your hips while dancing," she wrote in her blog last week. "The news reached me at exactly the time I was on air on one of the country highest rated TV shows, talking about anal sex." Pisani is a former foreign correspondent turned epidemiologist who has worked in the field of AIDS in developing countries, including Indonesia, for more than a decade. The author of The Wisdom of Whores, a book about AIDS, was in Indonesia last month for the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. The show referred to in her blog w...