Question of the Week

by Conor Friedersdorf

Let's start out the week with another question: What widely accepted practice, custom or societal norm do you regard as irrational, absurd, offensive, silly, nonsensical, counterproductive, or morally wrong? 

Here's your chance to challenge the conventional wisdom. Anything that is already a matter of intense controversy, like abortion or the death penalty, doesn't count -- that aside, however, take liberties with the question.

Answers should be sent to with the subject line "everyone else is crazy."