The Mohammad drawing contest in Texas, that Pamela Geller initiated, has received a substantial amount of press. Even now, after the shooting, there a new contests popping up across America. Is this an expression of Free Speech? Or an unnecessary provocation? Where do we draw the line between respecting the beliefs of other and respecting our own? Two of our authors attack the subject.
Tattoos are one of the oldest art forms and their practice can be found in modern or historical practice nearly anywhere in the world. But in many cultures they also carry a stigma of defiance or a criminal past. Our authors share their experience with the often Judged art form, while trying not to be Judgey in return.