|From Under the Editor's Rock...'98
By Sheik Sebir
Cross Dressing/Pope Apologizes/
In our society, no one dares tell some crazy that he can't loudly beat the walls inside of an RT Train while singing rap music loudly offkey, or other obnoxious people that they should be less noisesome, rude, scary or agitated. After all, they might just start in on you ! In most cases its either less hassle to ignore it. Heaven forbid if you say even a word. But the fear of criticism for being unMacho and confining of "cross dressing" to Gays stops most men from even considering it. It might be too feminine, or some pimply faced lowlife might mistake you for being gay or unmanly and try to stomp on you for questioning his masculinity, or something...
This fear of condemnation over crossdressing doesn't go the other way however. Women blatantly cross dress without a moment's thought anymore - there's nothing in a mans's wardrobe that a woman won't or can't wear in this country. but they probably would censor you ofr the same practice. This is, of course, the rank Hypocrisy and it's far time it ended. For years fashion magazines have occasionally run the idea up the flag pole, just to have it shot down in flames. But the same old fears keep men from trying it. This was once a "religious" concern, but the days of Joan of Arc are long past -- allegedly "we" don't burn people for cross dressing in Western Civilization anymore, but "social forces" are against it. Of course, Priests dress in clothing which looks alot like long dresses, but their privledged.
Pope Apologizes for Inquistion
The Pope wants to apologize for the Spanish Inquistion and
other nasty practices of the Medieval Church (like Witch Hunting ?). Its good that he wants to, because it was one of the more insane things the Church was engaged in during that time. But, there are several questions that have to be raised: