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Crew Cuts for All

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As a way to address the issues of religious headdresses, cultural appropriation and excessive western sexualizing, hippie liberal cisgender females in america should start a hair style trend of wearing their hair in a crew cut with no other associated meaning than to address these cross cultural issues, as a symbol only of intersectional allyship in the broadest sense. That would basically mean liberal cisgender blonde haired women in middle america wearing their hair short as a political statement related only to international issues.
JesusHChrist, Apr 04 2016

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A possible route to implementation. [8th of 7, Apr 04 2016]


       Short hair [+].   

8th of 7, Apr 04 2016

       Fall asleep watching woss'ername's infomercials, again ?
FlyingToaster, Apr 04 2016

       Well, at least it's not in other: general...
normzone, Apr 04 2016

       [let's-all] and [advocacy] - see help file.
xenzag, Apr 04 2016

       So, if I understand correctly, the idea here is that lesbians should wear short hair as a statement? Or have I somehow missed the other 90% of this idea?   

       [Edit. OK, I googled "cisgender" and it basically means "straight". So the invention is for straight women to wear their hair short as a statement of international issues. I still don't get it.]
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 05 2016

       (Didn't the French do this to collaborators at the end of WWII. )   

       Crew cuts have strong political meaning. And crew cut wigs look extremely silly.   

       Suggest bowl cuts instead. Bowl cuts just mean your too poor to afford a barber/hair stylist. And wigs are more believable.   


       Barbers with acetylene torches as a fall back. Let them eat slightly burned and smoking cake.
popbottle, Apr 05 2016

       I don't see how this deals with religious headdresses in any way. Also, I'm sure there's a culture where crew cuts or something similar are traditional (well, the military, but surely a natural culture too), so you could still be accused of cultural appropriation.   

       Despite that, though, I'd bun this if not for the let's- all/advocacy aspect (though I'm open to convincement that it doesn't qualify as those things).   


       // I googled "cisgender" and it basically means "straight". //   

       I see some confusion possibly starting. I'll try to clear it up and probably cause more confusion. (And this is just for general clarification purposes. We have cisgender and straight members here in addition to our LGBT members and all seem to be well accepted, so I'm not especially concerned.)   

       No, gender and sexual orientation are orthogonal. Cisgender is the opposite of transgender (the prefix cis- meaning "on the same side of" and the prefix trans- meaning "on the opposite side of" or "going through (some threshold)").   

       Transgender (minority): your identified gender is not that typically associated with your sex determined at birth.   

       Cisgender (majority): your identified gender is that typically associated with your sex determined at birth.   

       Homosexual/gay/lesbian (minority): you prefer to have sex with people the same gender and/or sex as you.   

       Heterosexual/straight (majority): you prefer to have sex with people whose gender and/or sex isn't the same as yours (typically, the opposite within the male/female binary).   

       There is some correlation between where someone is in the first two and where they are in the second two, but it's not 100%. (And there are other things like bisexual, asexual, etc., but those are less relevant to this.)   

       Yeah… it's complicated.
notexactly, Apr 07 2016

       So, basically, all this labelling equates to "Everybody's different and we could really just move on"?]   

       I'd like to self-identify as a transbiologist. My soul is that of a physicist, but I was born with the brain of a molecular biologist.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 07 2016

       We understand from the Intercalary that you also have the body of a 19-year-old.   

       And we don't believe you have a soul - if you ever did, it was sold long since.
8th of 7, Apr 07 2016

       Clearly some confusion. I have do a 19 year-old with a great body, but it's a single malt. You should never listen to the intercalary - he's the most nonreliable member of the family, and that really is saying a great deal.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 07 2016

       So wht's in the big locked chest freezer in the little brick building behind the Old Southern Stables, the one that no-one's ever allowed in to ?
8th of 7, Apr 07 2016

       Which Old Southern Stables? The Elizabethan ones or those new Georgian ones?   

       Anyway, if it's the freezer I think you mean, that'll be Findus Crispy Pancakes, and they're Sturton's from 1979. Don't ask why. All I ever got out of him was "...global shortage..." and "...corner the market...".
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 07 2016

       But as the crew cut is historically a men's style, couldn't this be misinterpreted as an obliviously self-denigrating attempt to gain respect and opportunity by trying to appear more masculine? Of course the wearer could also have a disclaimer tattooed on her forehead.
Ander, Apr 12 2016


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