When administrators at the University of Georgia declared a ban on hoop skirts in the spring, I could only think, what took you so long? . . ."May not"? Wow. Maybe it's just a manure problem. I used to say, "you just can't make this stuff up." But now, I believe you can. You can make up the next strangest, seemingly far-fetched possibility of silly politically correct nonsense and then, within days, it's a news item. And all coming mostly from the Wizards of Smart in Wackydemia.
[Although] donning a hoop skirt on occasion may not constitute a hate crime[,] whether it is a crime of fashion is another matter…
So this trend against all things Southern is rolling on. From "contextualizing monuments" to suggesting any traditional Southern fashion design is "manure" and banning it, the truth of Professor Forrest McDonald's observation becomes more evident with each passing day:
I believe that somewhere, deep in the innermost recesses of their atrophied souls, *Yankees know that they truly have botched things, and truly are plagued with guilt. That, I think, is the bottom line: the Yankee hates himself, and he hates his heritage. And why does he hate us? Because we do not hate ourselves and we treasure ours. ~ Forrest McDonaldStory source.
*Again, just to be clear. This is not just "Yankees", but many a self-hating Southerner as well. As a matter of fact, many of my good Yankee friends are as disgusted over all this as I am.