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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Bowie failed

I woke up this morning, started on breakfast for the kids and flicked on the television to catch up with what has been going on in the world.
Apparently the lead story is about a young boy in the US who went to a Halloween party dressed as Daphne from Scooby Doo.
I mean seriously is this news. It's 2010 and people are talking about a kid wearing a dress to a party.
Is he gay? Is it a transgender issue? Is it right? What age is cross dressing appropriate?
Why does anyone care is the question that I'm waiting for to be asked, but I've decided not to hold my breath in anticipation of it being aired anywhere.
Here's the thing. It's dress up. It means nothing.
It probably hasn't even got any bearing on the lads sexuality, but even if it did then I still fail to see the problem.
If a boy wants to wear a dress then I don't have an issue with it. Why would I?
Same with a girl wanting to wear tousers and sport a crewcut.
Funnily enough she would just be called a tomboy, but a lad wearing clothes traditionally worn by a girl is obviously a line that must not be crossed.
What a sad and pathetic world we live in.


  1. I was a turtle for Halloween once. I didn't grow up to be one, though.

  2. Were you a mutant teenager with the skills of a ninja though?

  3. No, but I certainly had all the social skills of a podocnemidae turtle.

  4. I had to look up the world turtle database to check if podocnemidae wasn't a made up word.
    I'll see you on Countdown I'm sure sometime in the future.

  5. You'll spot me easily enough -- I'll be the guy wearing a giant shell...

  6. Michelle (not funny am I)

    Strange our local paper last week a man who abused a 12 yr old girl for 2 years made page 14 and a quarter page, a woman fighting breast cancer who wanted to hang bras on a small tree in town to raise awareness made full front page...apparently its an outrageous idea? Our local council and news keeping things in perspective again see!!!

  7. It is a strange world.
    How can anyone consider the hanging of bras on trees to raise awareness over breast cancer be considered outrageous, or dare I say it offensive?
    We could probably start a list of things like that.
    The moral minority taking umbrage at nothing much at all while averting their eyes from the real horrors in life.
    Thankfully we all have people we know who can remind us that what we read and watch on the television news isn't a true reflection of the human race.