I've never yet needed - or wanted - to busk for a living. In all honesty, I'd have to be pretty desperate to willingly place myself in such a risky situation. So kudos to you, Kirsten!
I just find it so interesting - and disappointing - that even the people who fight the hardest, longest and loudest
for "equality", "freedom" and "respect" for women still think it's just fine to condemn or ridicule a woman's clothing, spiritual beliefs or sexual choices ... as long as she's a nun, that is!
Nuns are probably the most misunderstood women on earth. So thank you, LH and Peace, for setting the record a bit straighter here.
I think the ever-increasingly-popular sport of nun-bashing is probably due to a sort of "pendulum effect" though - the backlash created by a couple millenia of male domination and the corresponding "desexualization" and subjugation of women that nuns, unfortunately, still represent. INstead of deifying nuns as the "ultimate in femininity" as in by-gone days, in this more enlightened era we've swung to the other extreme. If that's the case, I might just see the end of it before my days are over - I hope!