Does anyone else ever feel that men growing out their facial hair, just to show that they are men and not boys – I’m thinking of young teachers or coaches especially, but this applies to more men than just them – is stupid?
It supposedly makes them more manly.
It suddenly occurred to me, walking up to work this morning, that m the female equivalent would be women not shaving their legs and underarms, just to show that they are women and not girls.
By the male standard, then, my not shaving my legs and underarms would make me more womanly, as only a woman could grow such hair – girls just can’t do it the same, you see…
Therefore, I am more respectable, because I have hair on my legs and under my arms…
Or am I?
I certainly call bs on the whole affair, men’s facial hair included.
You are a man, when you are a man, and facial hair’s growing ability does not affect that.
Likewise, you are a woman, when you are a woman, and no hair growth affects that.
Hair is simply hair.
Being a man or woman is independent of such a minute factor, and I just wish people could get that, and stop doing the stupid ‘facial hair makes me look like a man’ thing…, because it typically emphasizes the individual’s youth, creating an opposite effect from that which was desired.
Just my thoughts early this morning, as the sun rose (which, too, is a funny idea).