To anyone reading this post: I am not angry here, just a bit sarcastic. Damn internet can't get my tone of vioce right!
Originally Posted by mountain
Whew...what a relief that it's already out there! Now will you follow me around the boards, posting right after every thread I post on? Just so people don't think I'm judgemental for judging the judgementalism of the judgtificationalistic judgement. I would hate to be misinterpreted, or worse yet, judged.
I love that Bible thing people try to throw at you, where let he who is without sin, whatever...it's always the last resort when your logic is not thought out. It says, "no one say anything that I don't like" --which is, of course, the beginning of saying "I refuse to consider other opinions---you're judgemental"
Poetmama, if you're still seething out there somewhere,
someday, I hope that you will find your peace.
I'm off to bleach my infants hair blonde. Sure the chemicals burn her, but they'll go away. Maybe I'll nurse her while I do it. Yeah, that's it. She looks like such a princess that way.
...stirring the pot....cackle cackle cackle
I begin to become defensive and use the judgemental word when people begin to equate ear piercing with child abuse. That issue has been put to rest. When someone flings words like "morally wrong," around, it is hard not to think that someone is judging you. What else could they be doing by saying that I or the OP is immoral in piercing.
So how is someone not judging anothers culture if they are saying "your practice is morally wrong, cruel, and just not right according to my morals and feelings" which they are holding me up to.
Whew, I have been gone since Monday or so dealing with school and the like. Hope I covered everything.
Still will not debate this as a circusision (male or female) issue. Don't have the time. Lip streching is much like earlobe stretching (which the Mayans and Aztecs also did), you don't stretch the lip all at once, its gradual. That's so it doesn't hurt.
Here is where the sacrasm comes in:
Off to randomly kick my ds and slap my dd (got to continue the abuse you know, that twenty seconds of piercing wasn't enough...), tell my parents they are morally wrong for keeping me a little woman by piercing me, and beat my dog.
I will have peace when I can be assured that people with the same skin color as I (re: Not white) can live in a land where they are not told their practices and lives are immoral, suspect, or heathen. (But maybe that belongs in Activism...) Until then, the peace I get from my family will have to do.
I've grown weary of this debate. As I've said before, you won't change my mind, I won't change yours. I probably won't be posting anymore on it. I've said all I can. (I think, of course my dh would be shocked by that sentence...)