[Vision2020] Body jewelry

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Wed Mar 2 05:59:25 PST 2005

Kinda reminds me of words to another great song from back . . . then:


“And the sign said long haired freaky people need not apply

So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why 

He said you look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you'll do 

So I took off my hat I said imagine that, huh, me working for you.”


Tom Hansen

Moscow, Idaho


We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are
dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors....but they all
exist very nicely in the same box. 


From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]
On Behalf Of Pat Kraut
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 10:19 PM
To: vision2020
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Body jewelry


I could be because I am uncomfortable having someone help me who no more
sense than to do that to himself. Straight or gay does not matter to me,
color does not matter to me but someone who has no more respect for his body
than to wound it over and over is at the very least questionable sanity.



----- Original Message ----- 

From: Jasper Nance <mailto:nanc3296 at uidaho.edu>  

To: vision2020 at moscow.com 

Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 2:23 PM

Subject: [Vision2020] Body jewelry


I want to know why I can't get a job in this town without removing my facial
piercings. I have two small lip rings and a small nose ring. Simple rings,
nothing hanging in front of my vision or stabbing people who walk by. 


I'm quite disturbed after having gone to business after business and being
told I might be able to work if I removed my facial jewelry. I feel that
this is discrimination, and that its unacceptable. My jewelry does not
affect my work performance in any way. I am not lazy or a slacker. I am not
a pot head. I am not a punk. I am not mentally insufficient.


My jewelry is part of a philosophy, and is an artwork. Its the closest thing
I have to a religion. I will not change my philosophy because people think
its unprofessional, because I believe professionalism lies in conduct,
cleanliness, and performance. I take a shower every day. I trimmed my hair
last week. Doesn't that make me "clean cut"? Or do I have to be a white
Christian straight male to be able to get any sort of professional


Any thoughts?


   Probably shouldn't be writing letters when upset,

                Ms. Jasper Nance


Jasper Nance
Creative Photographer


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