posted on Apr, 25 2006 @ 06:17 PM
I despise chav culture just as much as the next person, but you are right in saying you shouldn't brand them purely on certain aspects like
Ok a crash course in the history of the chav:
Chav culture is what it is, a culture, a way of being. Types of clothes, certain characteristics, while one their own are not "chav", Bring
them all together (the type of person, their background, their attitudes, their choice of clothes, their habits, and you get a chav.
The origins of the chav stems from the 1900's and onward british working class (a large majority of the british population, the coal miners,
factory workers, which is why todays chavs despite being held in such low opinion, sustain such large numbers)
The group of people that eventually evolved into what we know as a chav was infact at one time respected as the backbone of british society,
they did the dirty work. Without them britain would grind to a halt.
The only problem was, slowly but surely, most of the things that gave them a purpose, were being taken over and replaced inevitably by machines, who
could obviously do their job a lot more efficiently.
With (in general and through no fault of theirown) a lack of education and subsequent lack of cash flow, so was spawned a next generation of
undereducated, largely uncontrolled part of society, usually harbouring a resentment for society.
This generation, again largely due to the lack of education, proceeded to have copious amounts of unprotected sex, sending the percentage of
teenage pregnancies skyrocketing.
In many areas, inbreeding has occured (And trust me when i say i am being deadly serious). 6 or 7 families would inhabit an area and multiply.
These 6 families would become 18, then 36 and, as these families would remain in the same area for many generations, before you realise it two not so
distant cousins have married and bore children. (hence the stereotypical (or perhaps not so) view of chavs being "ugly" and "stupid".
And so began an endless cycle of unfortunate, unemployed, angered, possibly inbred self fulfilling prophecies that most have come to know and only
just tolerate as the chav.
Although im not.....quite sure where the speaking in a jamaican accent stems from. That's just odd.
End of lesson.
[edit on 25-4-2006 by Shadow88]