Tuesday, November 10, 2009

skirting the issue


I guess I find it hard to fathom the extent to which the fearfully ignorant feel they have a right to ban individual expression. The obscene influence of market driven forces in dictating the acceptable range of personal attire is seldom questioned, but at the merest hint of gender variance in a subservient population(like school age children), the howls of dread and distaste fills the sky; lamenting the desecration of the moral order, and the disruption of mental torpitude.

Incitements to violence, overt oppression, pernicious contempt; when clothing actively conveys these elements, I can certainly see the merit in limiting its display, but without such destructive components, such gestures of repression seem futile at best, and bestial at worst.