Re: Jewelry in Uniform
John Tudor (tudorj@WP.CC.NC.US)
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 13:11:33 -0400
One final comment from me about jewelry on scouts..
I have been trashed about my comments by people who have asked if we are
going to ban earrings on female leaders, or watches, wedding bands etc.
Earrings on females, as well as watches, and wedding bands are an accepted
part of our culture. Earrings on males are not. They give the impression
(rightly or wrongly) that the person wearing it has an attitude which I
feel is not consistent with the attitude which scouting should project.
That person may not have that attitude at all, but the impression is given
anyway. We need to be aware of the impression we give.
True, the false impression is in the mind of the observer, but we still
need to be aware of it.
My feelings on piercing extend to the point that If I go into any food
service establishment, and find my server with any piercings other than
ears, I will leave. Sorry, but nose, eyelid, lip, and other visible
piercings just turn my stomach, and I cannot eat.
Just my opinion for what it's worth (not much).
I will now leave this discussion up to others.
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