A discussion at Maggie's Farm:
A Politically Correct Zen Riddle
"One civil rights group is outraged at Bowdoin College’s outrageous punishment of students who dressed up as pilgrims and American Indians for a Thanksgiving party – calling it 'cultural appropriation'"
"Attorney General Eric Holder has issued an edict, through a memorandum, that cross dressing and transsexualism [are] now protected under federal civil rights laws which were designed to protect women from sex discrimination."
So is it punishable, or protected, conduct for a male to dress up as a female Pilgrim or Indian on Thanksgiving?
 Seems fair.  If a man can be a woman, why can't he be an Indian?


Grim said...

It's something of a problem. I could understand when we used to phrase these things in terms of authenticity: 'He is authentically a cross-dresser, but only a pretend Indian.' But now we are required to pretend with him, not that he's a cross-dresser (which he really is), but that he's actually a woman.

jaed said...

If Elizabeth Warren can be an Indian, I figure anyone can.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

The point is that there is no final answer, so that the authorities can always find some way to punish you.

We have always been at war with Eastasia.