Tuesday, April 25, 2006

wear the white feather

Not being too much into the history of warfare, I’d not heard of the white feather thing, mentioned in a comment by Andrew Bartlett at Barista recently. I saw the strange remake of ‘The Four Feathers’ starring Heath Ledger a while back, but it obviously didn’t click.

The order of the White Feather was founded in 1914. It encouraged women to badge civilian menfolk of military age (or even a couple of years below) with a white feather symbolizing cowardice.

Being an out and out coward myself, I’ve decided to don the white feather as a permanent piece of apparel. Cowards, unite.


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