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Re: cheap fabric and Bad Generalizations

Poster: RowenRhys@aol.com

In a message dated 99-01-09 11:57:52 EST, Betty_and_David@compuserve.com

<< If a college student can not afford a tunic and their camp mates cannot
 afford a tunic, then how the heck can they afford beer, food and their
 entrance fee? Rock concert tickets are 35 bucks a pop and college students
 go to them in droves.    I remember being young and poor and I would go
 without food, be creative and ingenious and do deep inhaling exercises
 around young men in order to get what I really wanted for my amusements.  I
 imagine that young folks still do these things today.  >>

**As a recently former college student (I graduated 3 years ago), I take great
offense at such a blatent generalization.  While in college I was in the SCA
and neither myself nor my fellow members did any of the above mentioned items
(except perhaps for the "inhaling exercises" added to a few bats of the
eyelashes).  It may be that young folks may still do these things these days
(ie beer, expensive rock concerts), but my point is that these individuals are
usually not the SCA-minded ones who are active across colleges campuses today.

Rowen ferch Rhys,
 who as a college student would never have fathomed going to Pennsic and who
didn't know that beer was a requirement in addition to food and an entrance
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