Scott & Sarah Kennedy

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Facial Hair

Recently a friend of mine pointed out this paradox:-

It is not ok for a man to tell a woman to have long hair, but it is ok for a woman to tell a man to be clean shaven.


  • We don't 'tell' men to shave, we 'suggest' :)

    And do the majority of men find short hair un-attractive? No. Do the majority of women find a hairy face un-attractive? Yes.

    If we stopped shaving our legs you'd all have something to say about it.

    By Anonymous Alexandra, at 12:07 PM, January 26, 2005  

  • I think you need to get in touch with your masculine side.

    I guarantee that if we could pollt the men only, we would end up with most preferring long hair to short on women.

    In the same way that most women (not all) prefer men to be clean shaven.

    By Anonymous Scotty, at 4:43 PM, January 26, 2005  

  • Go the warrior beard

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:58 PM, January 26, 2005  

  • Shaving chins is motivated by peer pressure just as shaving legs is. Many parts of the world have women that don't shave legs, and men who don't shave beards. We just happen to be under the rule of a peer pressure system that promotes shaving as alluring.

    And I'm not interested in it to be honest. Are we shaping our appearance for the desires of others or the desires of God? In the case of shaving legs I can't think of any reason for it other than to cool off in summer and to satisfy the lustful desires of men. Opinions on this?

    Would we shave our heads if it were the cultural norm and considered sexually appealing? Why not? We already have sleeveless tops and bikini bottoms. That goes for both male and female fashion. We all to a certain extent bow to secular perception of normal. But is it good?

    Is it good to shave legs and what is it for? Is it good for God's glory or our own? It's one of them at the least. Does it serve any purpose other than shaping other's opinions of ourselves?

    Are we as Christians to be showing of our bodies to others with tight clothing designed to show curves and muscles to anyone wanting to look? And we by now know full well they will.

    And what is the reason behind the peer pressure to shave off a beard? Is it simply because women here like it?

    Are these reasons God pleasing? With regards to God's standards are we liberals when it comes to our appearance and the impact it has on others?
    By that I mean how far is too far. Muslims don't allow women to show their faces – I think that's too far. Biblical women had no such requirement. But on the other end of the scale how little clothing is too little?

    I'm just stating my opinion on the whole beards, legs, and while I'm at it skimpy clothing issues :-) I think the bigger picture is a God pleasing appearance vs. a man/woman pleasing appearance.

    And to return to the topic, I think beard shaving is just as accepted as hair length and it all comes down to the argument of one person telling another how to look. Some take offense at it and others just shave to save hassle.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:09 AM, January 27, 2005  

  • Your friend is wrong, I have heard plenty of husbands say that they prefer wives with long hair. It is a common know fact that men like long hair

    By Anonymous Anita, at 10:49 AM, January 27, 2005  

  • I am quite happy to grow my hair long for Martin and Martin is quite happy to shave his chin for me... why does it have to be a big deal? Corina

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:01 AM, January 27, 2005  

  • That's why I didn't say all men or women:) Cos I'm sure some women like their husband to be hairy beasts :) hehe

    In touch with my masculine side? Why's that Scooter? I'm not cutting my hair!!!!

    By Anonymous Alexandra, at 1:15 PM, January 27, 2005  

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