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Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
I have to agree with the Original Threadmeister.
I cherish y'alls freedom to look like any damn fool out of an Anne Rice Novel. So I'm not doggin' you for your freedom to dress however you please.
On the other hand, toleration doesn't mean stifling my OWN opinions for the sake of your "style free speech."
I guess I have some questions that go unanswered.
1. It obviously takes a lot of effort to look so "Goth." Doesn't it seem a bit, um, foppish, for a person to go to such lengths over their personal apearance?
2. Doesn't dressing and looking that way make it difficult to get a paying job? I sure as hell wouldn't hire you, in that get-up . . .
3. Doesn't it make it pretty much a foregone conclusion that you're going to be needlessly hassled by authority figures when you dress in a way they see as "outlandish" and "trouble-maker" style??? I have never gotten a speeding ticket--I've talked my way out of at least a dozen. But I couldn't do that if I had been dressed like Count Chocula meets Oscar Wilde.
4. Of all the predominantly Anglo subcultures, the Goth seems the most slavishly uniform in its fashion standards. Yet when I talk to individual Goths, they are always meeping around about individuality and how unique they are. And yet they are the most herd-like in their clothing style. At a certain point, "anti-establishment" becomes its own establishment, the new status quo.
Any of that bother you people, just a bit?
Originally posted by whaaa
Remember Men At Work.!!!!
Originally posted by xeroxed88
Personally, I don't think it's right that "goths" etc get stick because of how they dress. They don't have a go at you for how you "normal" people dress, so why do it to them?
[edit on 24-4-2006 by xeroxed88]