Stop Stereotyping Beards And Manhood
There are real life warriors guarding our national frontiers, with guns and grenades at excruciating temperatures & conditions. And, you were saying that unkempt facial hair was the biggest achievement of yours?
Most of 2000s hipster fashion tribe are not even hipsters in the classic sense of the term ‘hipster’. From 1950s to 90s & 2010s, a hipster sported a beard to reject the conventional notions of fashion and grooming. They’re laid back, prefer taking public transport, have political views, greet artisanal values and choose alternative lifestyles. A hipster takes pride in not following the conventional social norms.
Ironically, the hipster beard which once stood for individualism has now gone mainstream.
THAT’S IS NOT EVEN AN OXYMORON.
And then… the pretentious romeos of social media hijacked the original sentiment that the hipster beard stood for.. with memes like:
AND YOU GO LIKE…
Just like our hairstyle, faceshape, height, weight or any other aspect of the human body, facial hair can at best alter your bodily aesthetics. Beard is known to make a person look older but unfortunately there is no scientific research that otherwise legitimise the vast pognophile claims shared on social media.
Clothing and style can reflect a personality but not your manhood. In fact, nothing else can elevate your masculine traits than confidence can. Let us learn to accept ourselves with or without a beard. Let’s human up, reject stereotypes and be proud of who ever we are.