Don’t you go a hugging around

Coz you may be guilty of ruining the reputation of a place and get arrested for it.

I don’t think multiculturalists will claim I am ethnocentric when I argue here that it is absurd to punish anyone for a hug. There’s nothing indecent in it and any society that punishes it has a problem.

Maybe all the students in this uni, if they had any sense in them, should protest by hugging. They could invite me, if they are up to it.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

23 thoughts on “Don’t you go a hugging around

  1. jim- says:

    The link won’t open sir. URL not found


  2. Ron says:

    Look, we have to draw the line somewhere. If we permit couples to hug it will undoubtedly lead to something even more salacious . . . like dancing. Best to nip this in the bud before things get out of hand.


  3. Barry says:

    When I was young hugging was almost never seen in public in Aotearoa New Zealand, and absolutely never ever between adult males. Today hugging seems to be mandatory, and I absolutely loathe it. Like many autistics, I find contact unpleasant at best and revolting most of the time. I have no issue with other people hugging each other, but why do they insist that I must join in too? Most people refuse to accept that my reluctance to hug is anything other than rudeness, even when I explain why. Insisting that I’m talking nonsense and that everyone loves a hug is denying the reality of my experience. Even the virtual “hugs” offered by some bloggers sends a cold shudder through my body.

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  4. Like Marlon Brando once said to a guy who cut him off in traffic, “Hug this, you son of a bitch!”


  5. basenjibrian says:

    One interesting question, thought: Couldn’t similar arguments be posited by those running afoul of MeToo? “I just gave her an innocent hug and the campus thought police hounded me out of my career.”


  6. shelldigger says:

    Jeezus effing christ! Are you kidding me? What the hell is wrong with people?

    Oh… religion.


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