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KaylynMarieXOX
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Rambulet
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Piercings and Tattoo's should be allowed in a job.

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Started: 6/5/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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KaylynMarieXOX

Pro

Piercings and Tattoos should be allowed to have a job.
It's simply a freedom of expression. A lot of people look down on it and I just don't understand why.
In this debate my opponent will state their opinions and reasons on why they shouldn't be allowed.
Rambulet

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Hello KaylynMarieXOX, I will attempt to make a sound argument on this issue from the Con standpoint.

The culture is changing (deteriorating). However, there is still a image requirement standard for business professionalism, efficiency, and functionality. An image that projects security and confidence in competence and honesty.

Much of the business owner demographic is of an age to have experienced or at least remember when excessive tattooing/body art and piercings/body modification (other than one hole in the ear lobe- female only) indicated something dark and strange, the adornment of drug addicts, ex-convicts and and perverts, generally creepy, shiftless people, the criminal element. These are/were not the people who one wanted in their employ.

Today, with regard to tattooing/piercings, two dynamics are converging. 1. The proliferation of tattooing/piercings among the younger demographic. 2. The mainstreaming of "creepiness". That is; What was unnacceptable 30 years ago, questionable 20 years ago, worrisome 10 years ago, is peddled to elementary school children as normal today.

Businesses are not required to defer to employees with regard to freedom of expression unless there is a legitimate civil rights violation by the employer (Title 7, Civil Rights Act- 1964). It seems unlikely that this act would be amended to accommodate body art.

However, it does seem likely that a heavily tattooed/pierced individual could find work in a tattoo parlor or perhaps a factory or even the music industry. (As an aside, the overseas exportation of the manufacturing industry is the diminishing of work opportunities for the tattooed American, truly a persecuted demographic).

Maybe America's tattooed population should organize and fight against this unfair discrimination and lobby congress (wear long sleeves). Make an informative piece of literature. I don't know how persuasive it would be, but I'm sure that would be one cool logo.

Ultimately, tattoo's/piercings are/are not allowed based on the business's descretion. Each and every business owner would need to be interviewed to get their opinion.
Debate Round No. 1
KaylynMarieXOX

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