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Are bearded blokes more sexist?

     
9:10 pm on Apr 19, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Scientists have critically discovered that men with beards are not necessarily more sexist than clean-shaven chaps, despite previous research which indicated "a connection between facial hair and negative attitudes about women".

Back in 2015, Aussie researchers Barnaby J. Dixson and Julian A. Oldmeadow asked 309 Indian and 223 American men to quantify their degree of facial hirsuteness and then asked for their opinion on statements such as "Women seek to gain power by getting control over men."

However, a new study on 312 embearded Swedes has found "no link between facial hair and sexism", at least in a "secular" country where beards are more likely to be a purely aesthetic statement. In India and the US, on the other hand, a beard "may also indicate membership in a conservative religious group".

Authors Kahl Hellmer and T. Johanna Stenson elaborate: "We suggest that facial hair is, to some extent, used by men as a sociocultural symbol that, depending on the cultural environment, signals qualitatively distinct group membership

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Okay ... how many here have beards?
(Mine has been described as ZZ Top or Santa Claus)
9:17 pm on Apr 19, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I aspire to grow one of these kinds of beards.

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Okay.... but have you started yet? (I've been facially hirsute the last 48 years. I think the reason why is a combination of laziness and going bald starting at age 16.)
9:35 pm on Apr 19, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, I've started but even though I'm over fifty years old my hair is jet black. I think I have Ronald Reagan disease, my hair simply won't turn white.
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My cranial fringe is salt and pepper (and a little silly with a 12" ponytail) but my beard is white .... not a trace of color. I keep it "trimmed" to 16" because I don't want to fish it out of my soup at the dinner table.
11:28 pm on Apr 19, 2016 (gmt 0)

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My daughter caused my hair to go grey then my son caused it to fall out...
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I tried several times over the years to grow a beard but it bothered me so much I never got past 10 days without going back to fully shaved.
4:55 pm on Apr 20, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Why the hell would anyone want a beard that long?
I tried it once and all it did was catch stray bits of shredded lettuce and cheese while eating tacos.
I looked like a hairy christmas tree.
Went home and trimmed it down right then and there.
6:11 pm on Apr 20, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I had a beard most of my life, not a long one I kept it trimmed fairly neatly, but when I got to 50 I shaved it off and have kept it so ever since. The big benefit of becoming clean shaven was that friends and acquaintances all told me how much younger I looked.

My personal view is that the currently popular "hipster" style beard looks awful and shows a lack of originality and a desire to conform.
12:17 am on Apr 21, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I once shaved my beard, except for the upper lip. Comment at work - "you have grown a moustache!"
Apart from that I have worn a full set for the last 45 years, now fairly closely clipped.
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--- Comment at work - "you have grown a moustache!" ---
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