I was just watching Newsnight or some such programme on BBC2 15-20 minutes ago and I noticed something completely ridiculous. "Hoodies" or sweatshirts with hoods are the latest fashion to be stigmatised. Even Tony Blair has agreed that certain shops/Shopping centres are right in not selling these items clothes because certain individuals who wear them are anti-social/commit crime etc etc. This is getting ridiculous to the point where certain shopping centres are refusing entry to the people wearing hooded tops. You would think in this day and age that society wouldn't judge a person by how they look but now people's civil liberties are being abused just because certain OTHER people act a certain way. Why should normal law-abiding citizens be stigmatised for wearing certain clothes? Do these clothes "possess" the person wearing them and make them commit an act of crime or social deviance? Of course they don't. Should all skinheads be branded racists and Nazi's? So why make sweeping judgments about an item of clothing. Personally I think this is ridiculous and no worse than racial profiling... " He's black driving a BMW, it must be stolen let's arrest him!" How flipping ridiculous is that. We live in a brave new world and at this rate George Orwell is going to be right, we will live in a big brother society with no freedoms. What do you think about this?