Re: mutilation and ritual

Adrienne Dearmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Thu, 11 Jul 1996 10:41:25 -0400

In a message dated 96-07-11 01:08:35 EDT, ms44278@HUEY.CSUN.EDU (mike shupp)

> Whatever the hell is going on here, "thinking" isn't it, I
> conclude. The American culture is changing, and tattoing is
> part of our future, for better or for worse, because enough
> people want it to be. Well, okay, I suppose it's no worse
> than bell bottom trousers, Elvis imitators, and those gold
> chains everyone had to have on their necks in the 70's.
> But, sheesh! Isn't there a world out there full of Serious
> Stuff to think about?
Wow, Mike. I though I had mentioned that I had been conducting research on
this topic for over ten years, had a book contract, did my MA thesis on it
and was excited that for once, anthropologists were willing to discuss this
as a Serious Stuff. I assume there are many people on this list who feel as
you do, and they have chosen not to particpate in the discussion, but did not
insult those of us who do consider what we are discussing as thinking. I
think your post is insulting and extremely narrow minded. This too is meant
as an observation and not an attack.

- Adrienne