Why? I ask you why is it always republicans with this stuff? How does a group with a political platform that alleges to to glorify small-government and personal responsibility manage to justify telling people what they can and can’t do to their own bodies?
THIS is an insulting attack on liberty. And don’t they have an economy to worry about? Is pushing legislation through the state government to ban body modification an appropriate use of their time? Or does Ms. Irwin just have a bug up her ass because her daughter wants a navel piercing? (Which, incidentally, would be banned under this legislation).
I’ve never understood why body modification is such a big deal to some people anyway. Sure, I think some of it is kind of ridiculous, but mostly for practical reasons. I’m a low-maintanance kind of person so ear-stretching and anything that needs a lot of regular cleaning and/or takes months to heal … I don’t even like shaving everyday, cleaning self-inflicted wounds is not at the top of my list. But hey, if you’ve got the time, well I say that’s fine. If you have a lot of piercings I might get upset if I’m behind you in line at the airport metal detector, but that’s about the most it will ever effect my or anyone else’s life.
And yeah, I think it’s just dumb to not hire someone because they’ve got ink or piercings. I get that it’s a perception thing but people need to get over that, really.
I need to caveat that, I can understand not hiring someone with a swastika tattooed on their face to work at the daycare center. That might seriously effect your business and probably should. I think we can all agree that’s more exception than rule though. Don’t you think?