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 wondering1980
Joined: 1/18/2008
Msg: 51
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theres a lot of closed minded people on this issue...i personally don't care...theres a guy around here that has blond hair and its natural...you can tell its never been dyed and its smooth and soft...perfect hair and its down to his lower back....women envy his hair cause its literately flawless...
 Dame Whimsical
Joined: 2/2/2008
Msg: 52
Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 2/22/2008 11:30:17 AM
People don't like those that are different from the status quo because that means they have to work... they have to work at finding out who this person is. It is easier dealing with the sheeple of the world that all look alike because, for the most part, you know what you get.
 vibrant1
Joined: 2/24/2007
Msg: 53
Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 2/22/2008 12:22:58 PM
Yes the balding pony tail is turn off.
 DonnaMatrixx
Joined: 4/10/2009
Msg: 54
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Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 6/29/2009 7:05:20 PM
yes...............
 dancecard
Joined: 3/19/2006
Msg: 55
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Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 8/17/2009 8:03:24 AM
should or shall ~ don't enter into it.

I find long hair a pain in the ass ~ with all my other pains it's a nuscience I do quit well without.

I enjoy hers when she's on top and it covers my face ~ that all the hair pleasure this man will ever need in this world.

Dance
 nebula22
Joined: 8/14/2007
Msg: 56
Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 8/17/2009 10:13:04 AM
Now that you bring this up ,,, maybe I should re-think my long hair....

Maybe I should start wearing Black clothes and Tie-Dye my Long Hair.
 JWG86
Joined: 7/5/2008
Msg: 57
Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 8/17/2009 10:40:32 AM
What? One of my Dr's has long hair. Plenty of waiters at up-scale resturants I have been to/know have long hair. I know plenty of guys with long hair that do great in the job/hiring/corporate arena. My roommate was one of them until he cut it shorter for a change of pace.
 wmboydsp
Joined: 5/18/2008
Msg: 58
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Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 8/17/2009 2:22:24 PM
People are disriminated for tattoos. Society has a right to have thier morals. If you choose to have long hair or have tattoos you have to be ready to accept the discrimination that goes with it. It may not be right, but it is the way it is.
 luvsaclikaway
Joined: 8/12/2009
Msg: 59
Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 8/17/2009 4:07:18 PM
I "had " a job w/ Stanley Steemer in the early 90's after I was interviewed.
When I asked about wearing a baseball cap to keep up my hair, for I was in a band project they said I couldn't keep the job. Had I been able to find a greedy lawyer I would've tried to sue.

After recording a CD I bought THAT Stanley Steemer locale and fired the mgr.
...........oh I wish,,,,,,,,
 ArizonaLP
Joined: 8/14/2009
Msg: 60
Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 8/17/2009 9:37:24 PM
I agree with OP. Men and women should be treated equally in those cases. I do not think Hooters should be forced to hire male waitors.
 ashley1861
Joined: 11/6/2004
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Posted: 8/17/2009 10:35:22 PM
Nebula 22 How Odd that I was just thinking today about how a person could Tie-Dye thier Hair. I think really long, man hair, would look cool with a wirly dye!

I think even older men can carry long hair if it suits their Look: face, body, style.
That should be the only question...
Clearly it fits their lifestyle or their personal desire or they would change it.
 indianbob
Joined: 12/19/2005
Msg: 62
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Posted: 8/18/2009 6:33:24 AM
I've had my hair long for most of my life. I get it cut off about every 4 or 5 years and give it to Locks of Love.
I really don't notice too much of a difference one way or the other. I keep it neat and clean. I work in a technical field in an office, (all though I do work nights) and was hired when my hair was about 3 quarters down my back. When I was being interviewed the guy did asked "If I was to get the job what would I think if I were asked to cut my hair and apparently I gave the correct answer, because I did get the job and that was over 11 years ago.
I do realize that there are people out there that are extremely shallow and if that's what floats thier boat I probably wouldn't be hangin with them anyway. Besides they are usually Faux news watchers and Rush listeners, in general very narrow minded.
I know that sounds like a bit of the same thing, but if the shoe fits.

Later,
iBob
 andso.itgoes
Joined: 7/22/2009
Msg: 63
Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 8/25/2009 6:09:51 PM
One should be wary of men with crew cuts. I am of the generation who viewed those who sported them as belonging to the "establishment". Long hair on men was a symbol of revolution, freedom, casting off of the constraints of society. On a first look, this woman tends to trust the long hairs over the short hairs.
 Uncle Fist
Joined: 12/18/2006
Msg: 64
Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 8/27/2009 6:23:31 PM
Take it with a grain of salt. There's a reason those stereotypes exist. Because there have been enough people that had long hair that did do drugs and break the law for people to associate the two. That doesn't mean that everybody with long hair is a bad guy, but it should be understandable how somebody who doesn't know you might get that first impression at a glance.

I had long hair for years. I got harassed by cops and authority figures. I never did anything wrong. I didn't even drink. I just looked like all those guys that were up to no good. But I understood why people made the association, and I never took it personally.

In the business world, hair only factors in if you let it. If you feel that's part of who you are and some company doesn't want you based on that, then they didn't really want you. They wanted a modified you. Thank them for their time and go elsewhere.

Also, you have to bear in mind that not all companies that "discriminate" against long haired guys are doing so to be mean. Some are merely doing it because the nature of their business requires presenting a certain aesthetic to attract/keep clientele. They're going to do what they have to do to make money. They're not going to lose profit for the sake of sparing somebody's feelings.
 luv_forums
Joined: 10/31/2008
Msg: 65
Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 8/28/2009 6:49:33 PM
If a guy kept his long hair in a clean and tidy condition, then I don't see why he shouldn't have long hair. The only times I'd have a problem with it is if the guy didn't bother to wash it every day or every second day, and it's just in a messy, tangled condition. But I guess it depends on personal tastes. Not all men with long hair suit the style, either because of their face structure or head shape, or whatever. I personally prefer a medium length, up to or just above the shoulders.

When I think of a man with long hair, I think of either 2 things depending on my mood: either Urs Bühler from Il Divo BEFORE he grew that horrible beard, or I think of a hobo with long straggly hair. lol.
 meat me
Joined: 8/1/2009
Msg: 66
Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 9/3/2009 6:50:31 AM
I'm nostalgic, why shouldn't they be discriminated against ?
Aren't all these long hairs' just throw-backs to the dirty, hippy white trash, from the 60's anyway.
 boatswamper
Joined: 3/11/2007
Msg: 67
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Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 9/3/2009 8:38:15 AM
I think guys with long hair look like idiots (especially if they're going bald), but I don't let it get in the way of hiring a good employee. As long as they are good workers I could care less what the do with their hair.
 shmodzilla
Joined: 10/6/2008
Msg: 68
Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 9/3/2009 11:22:21 AM
Attraction issue aside, when my hair was longer i really did run into amazing instances of discrimination. I don't mean name calling. I just mean how people treated me in general. But what i liked about that was it instantly weeded out people i obvioulsy don't want anything to do with.
 Musique08
Joined: 8/10/2008
Msg: 69
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Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 9/3/2009 7:02:40 PM
I like men with long hair (I also like men with short hair, whatever suits the guy). I certainly don't think men with long hair should be treated any differently than men with short hair, it's just discrimination.
 FL CO
Joined: 12/23/2008
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Posted: 9/4/2009 1:03:13 PM
Thats because the professions you mention are apart of the entertainment industry. The rest of us live in real life where some amount of professionalism is needed for most jobs.
 FL CO
Joined: 12/23/2008
Msg: 71
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Posted: 9/4/2009 3:21:08 PM

How is hair a measure of professionalism, especially considering that the affectation of "short hair" came about because of the poor hygiene of those returning from trench warfare, lice and scabies, etc, ...not the other way around?

How is this not just fashion conformity via affectation?

If it isn't, then why doesn't the same bigotry via affectation apply to women?

Would you rather deal with a "professional" who adheres to a fashion paradigm, or a professional who does their job well


It doesn't make someone any more or less professional, but by todays standards it looks more professional. As far as reasons not to have long hair there's several besides just hygiene. I don't have long hair by anymeans, but when I "grow it out" I usually get complimented on it, and have had people ask to run their hands through it. By the time it gets to that length I'm about sick of and and cut it off again. Speaking of which I do need to get another haircut.
 FL CO
Joined: 12/23/2008
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Posted: 9/4/2009 7:19:03 PM
^ Who said anything about fashion. The Great War that you decided to use as an example was several decades ago. Not exactly the best reference point in terms of fashion. I stand by my argument about the professionalism though. While longer hair does require more maintaince, shorter hair tends to looks more "kept". As I said, its not about it being truly unprofessional, but the unprofessional image that it portrays to a lot of people. Again, I'll say that there's other reasons not to have it. If someone choses to thats fine, but they can't get upset if anything negative happens because of it
 FL CO
Joined: 12/23/2008
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Should men be discriminated against because of long hair?
Posted: 9/4/2009 8:41:08 PM
^So if someone that works around machinery gets their hair caught. Is that somebody elses fault? Also, why do you think that people in the military, LE, corrections, etc have short hair? You can't say hygiene, because we are worlds apart hygien wise from WW1 til now. You're looking to blame other people instead of excepting what is. You have to own up to the choices you make and anything that may become of those choices. The fact is that in todays culture that being cleancut is concidered a professional look. Doesn't make it right or wrong, or the person any more or less capable of doing the job. Its simply fact.
 FL CO
Joined: 12/23/2008
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Posted: 9/4/2009 9:05:57 PM
^ Dang your dense. Yes, there are regulations in place but with shorter hair its a non-issue. Milatary, LE, corrections in the like don't have short hair just because of hygiene. Like I already stated we are worlds apart hygiene wise from WW1 til now. You are really stuck on this bigotry thing aren't you? Who said it has anything to do with bigotry. If you have two equally qualified candidates, the one with the most professional appearance is likely the one to get hired unless the employer is trying to meet some EEO crap. So I'm wrong in the fact that someone chosing to have long hair doesn't make a difference morally or skill wise. Please explain that one. We are talking about men with long hair. Its the social norm for women to have long hair so this topic wouldn't apply to them.
 FL CO
Joined: 12/23/2008
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Posted: 9/4/2009 9:32:41 PM
You seem to fail to realize that our society has put different social standards on males and females. Because of this people who go against the norm for their area, race, religion, etc are going to be viewed differently. That doesn't make the person who choses to go outside of the social norm wrong and it doesn't the other person a bigot.

From dictionary.com:

big⋅ot⋅ry  /ˈbɪgətri/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [big-uh-tree] Show IPA
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–noun, plural -ries. 1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own.
2. the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot

Simply not agreeing with someone doesn't make them a bigot. Someone hiring a less qualified candidate because the other had long hair would. (assuming there's no policies agaisnt long hair). I don't have time to do it now, but if I remember tomorrow I'll go into a lot greater detail about the professionalism side. Until then
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