God , Earings and Gender Roles in society

Tom tomwhore@wsmf.org
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 18:50:37 -0400 (EDT)


In the MSNBC Aug. 21 article entitled, "School officials offer homebound
study to child involved in dispute" [1] Alabama Governor Don Siegelman was
quoted as saying at a press conference:

"I don't think guys ought to be wearing earrings. I think kids who put
metal in their tongues are idiots. Parents ought to be there talking to
their kids and saying, 'You know what kind of fool you look like with an
earring? If God had wanted you to wear earrings, he'd have made you a
girl."

[1] http://www.msnbc.com/local/wvtm/NBCU5JOINQC.asp