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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Haircut, sir?
This made me chuckle and set me thinking of male hair, fashion and resistance. Being of a certain age I recall this: long hair as resistance. And then this as resistance to that, hair that is widely ridiculed, and hair with attitude. But on a more serious note we remember compulsory facial hair (for men) in the Taliban era and then the mass-shavings that followed. Disciplining the body, or simply in need of a haircut?

Comments:
Interesting. I have always thought how sad it is that men, compared to women, in the culture I inhabit (the west? the developed world?) are allowed far less freedom of choice in terms of clothes and hairstyle etc. variabilities re loaded with meaning and this is such a shame.
 
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