Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Status symbol

In a consumer society, we tend to think of status symbols as being rationed entirely by how much money people have to splash around on ostentatious display. But it's not always about money - just being a member of a gang that some other folk can't join is enough for some people. If anyone could get in, the gang just wouldn't be cool anymore. This is one explanation for why some people get so hot and bothered about the idea of gay people being allowed to marry.

Of course, there are alternative explanations...