Anyone else stigmatized as a nazi...?
Posted 30 April 2017 - 09:44 AM
I am old enough to remember when a shaved head was only worn by men of a right wing persuasion and men in uniform. But that was a very long time ago. Surprised to read people are still making that association. I don think, in general, that people do. I'd like to hear more, is this just one loudmouth at the office? Or an idiot brother in law?
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Posted 30 April 2017 - 10:22 PM
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Posted 02 May 2017 - 06:46 PM
Usually that is the stigma/assumption when new people ask about my shaved head- that I'm current or former military. Fortunately I am so it's an easy "out" for me. All but that one time though, no one has ever assumed that I was a skinhead or gang member. Strange that you are getting that.
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Posted 03 May 2017 - 01:15 AM
I've been shaving my head for 20 years (11 years using a razor), and during my younger days I've been called baldy or a buddha. Nowadays, at best people would mistaken me for a cop as i'm also somewhat jacked.
I"m also surprised that someone would call you that, but then again really, why should you care? Don't let it bother you man.
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Posted 03 May 2017 - 06:21 AM
Maybe not stigmatized as a Nazi or a gangster, but definitely labelled as a flat-earther. It’s a fact that shaved heads are completely out of fashion and no longer really popular.
I noticed three things in the area where I live (Europe): people are staring at my shaved head (with SMP AND a mature hairline) more often than a couple of years ago, shaved to the bone heads became drastically fewer and even «Norwoods-7» are letting their hair grow longer.
My perception is, that it has changed from «WOW! Cool! Looks great and fits you!» to «Ugh! Looks bizarre and inappropriate! Why don’t you let your hair grow!»
Anyway, still happy to have given a frame to my face.
Posted 08 May 2017 - 04:44 PM
It's been socially acceptable for years. Maybe if you wear combat boots and have a pet bulldog you might get funny comments. But these days just about everyone who isn't a purple-haired communist vegan activist is called a "Nazi" so it doesn't mean anything anymore.
Your overall image dictates how people will perceive you anyway. Having smart facial hair and wearing fitted clothes will make your SMP look classy whereas if you dress like a chav you might give the wrong impression.
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:38 PM
And wearing shirt hair is more acceptable now then in the 1990's.
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