Re: One last hazing thought
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 14:13:55 -0400
On Mon, 15 Sep 1997, Berk Moss wrote:
> A simple solution: If inverting a person is not degrading, dangerous, or
> abuseive, why don't we find a way to invert the Scouter as he/she pins on
Because there's no point to be made by that. The point, as I always
understood it, was to emphasize to the boy the importance of doing a
"good turn" -- puns there intended. Presumably an adult Scouter has
internalized that concept.
> the Bobcat pin? I suspect there would be a humorous way for a group of
> adults to get me upside down (I'm 6 foot 4 inches and 195 pounds and 52
Well, you could probably sell a lot of tickets to that one! <G> Might
be an interesting fund-raiser.
Again, let me emphasize that I am NOT in favor of "hazing", but the
difficulty of defining it makes it extremely difficult to avoid. Like
obscenity, we know when we see it in its hard-core form, but the edges
get a little -- er, hazy?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City