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May 29, 2013
This story originally appeared in BlogHer . Image: © Future-Image/ZUMAPRESS.com In March, Margaret Cho published a missive on her blog and on the women's site Jezebel about a bad experience at Aroma Spa & Sports, a Korean-style spa ( jjimjilbang ) in Los Angeles. She was in the women's sauna, fully nude, when some other patrons threw her some dirty looks because her body is heavily tattooed. Things escalated quickly when the management, by request of these other patrons, asked her to cover up her body. Having grown up Korean-American, I know what the women's sauna is supposed to feel like...