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.