I can't believe I still read "newspapers" these days. From time to time I come by a news article that not only makes me loose faith in mankind in general and Norwegian newspapers in particular, but also me feel really stupid for even reading such publication. Today, I came bay an article in Dagbladet, about a girl which going to change her name and marry a random man at her 18th birthday, as a political protest(?). Foolish enough I wondered why changing her name could be a political protest, I read the article (that's one minute of my life I never get back), And to prevent any of this superb blogs intelligient readers* to dumb themself down by reading the piece in Dagbladet, I will go through her main arguments here:
18 years old shouldn't be allowed to change their name
No 18 years old are mature enough to make such an important decision. And the choise of name fell on "Bunny Føkk" for this important political protest.
18 years old shouldn't be allowed to marry
No 18 years old are mature enough to make such an important decision. It makes this Norway a target for forced marriges.
18 years old should be allowed to buy alcohol
Because this is the time in their life when young people move out of their parents house, and they also "love to have a party".
People below 18 years should be allowed to vote
Because no matter how old you are, your opinion counts. Does she mean that infants should have the right to vote? I don't know, but surely that can't be any worse then knowing this girl would vote next year...
Fantastic logic she applies here.
Oh, and guess which party she was a member of earlier? I'll drop a hint:
*Note that there is a difference between "reader" and "poster"...