Another excellent piece. A must-read.
Originally posted on Crates and Ribbons:
Since writing this post about The Kissing Sailor, its reach has completely exceeded all my expectations, and has generated more discussion on my blog than ever before. As I read the comments though, I come across a couple of misunderstandings, and though many excellent people have responded with clarification, I see the same misconceptions popping up again and again.
So I thought I’d clear up some confusion once and for all. Here are some of the most common misconceptions.
Misconception #1: That kiss happened in a different time! How can you judge him using modern values?
The purpose of my original post was not to demonize George or to recommend that he be packed off to prison. A user on Reddit called MBlume gave a succinct response to someone who had Misconception #1. I’ll post it here:
“You’re…completely missing the point. The point isn’t that it happened. The point…
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