Monday, January 24, 2005


To me, contrasting conservative complaints about SpongeBob with Bugs Bunny's cross dressing, as boingboing folks do here, is almost an anachronism. There was something (innocently?) funny about put-on cross dressing for much of the first half of the twentieth century that we just don't get anymore. Consider woman-less weddings and powder puff football. I don't think that women ever dressed as men in the guise of a humorous fundraiser. (Girls and young women at girls' schools and camps, at women's colleges, dressing as males for plays, pageants, and dances isn't the same intent.) I suppose I should go read the student paper mentioned in the update to see if that's the direction he toook.

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