Monday, May 5, 2008

Comedian takes on YFZ fashion, but commenters uncomfortable

There have been many comments and commentaries on the dress of the women who live on the Yearning For Zion ranch in West Texas, and this video by Mo Rocca follows in that tradition.

What I find interesting, though is the comments on the video. Of the 64 that are posted, many make a reference to feeling uncomfortable mocking the look of the women, some because of the serious issue of the removal of their children and some just because they feel it "isn't nice" to make fun of someone's appearance.

Some also comment on the right of religious expression through appearance, referencing the dress of other plain folk like the Amish - an angle I have not seen in mainstream media coverage. Have you?

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