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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 08:49 PM
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SHAVE YOUR HEAD to Show solidarity with troops and support for ending war
I mentioned this in another thread as a joke on Britney Spears head-shaving, that maybe if Cindy Sheehan shaved her head, it would draw more attention to ending the war.

Then I thought about it for a minute, and this is a pretty good way to show solidarity with the troops and show our support for ending the war for a couple of reasons:

  • soldiers have to shave their head when they go to boot camp, partly for hygiene reasons, but mainly as a ritual of separation from civilian life. It would show we are equally serious.

  • In several cultures, including the Bible, head-shaving is a sign of mourning. We would be mourning our fallen troops and our injured democracy.

  • Grade school students have had the courage to do this. When a grade school kid has to undergo chemotherapy, often the principal, teachers, and/or students will shave their heads so the sick kid won't stick out like a sore thumb.

    Somebody in Quebec got 10,000 people to shave their heads to show solidarity with cancer kids and as a fundraiser:

    http://www.tetesrasees.com/index_en.html





  • Bush has a well-documented bald-head fetish. He can't help but rub or kiss them when he sees them. It would mess with his head if a couple of the knobs he approached turned out to be war protesters, or he even heard about the campaign and had to decide between giving up his fetish or tolerating criticism for the first time in his pampered candy-ass life.

    http://fascart.blogspot.com/2005/11/new-bush-loves-bald...


Since this is already somewhat in fashion for guys, it would have more impact if women did it. On the other hand, if guys did it, the side benefit would be no one would know how many are doing it out of protest and how many as a fashion statement, the same effect sick out strikes have since bosses don't know which absentees are sick and which are striking.



Any thoughts, modifications?


I like the idea so much, I already do it myself.




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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 08:55 PM
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Umm, I can't see this as doing any good...really.. eom
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 09:02 PM
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5. you could wear the V for Vendetta mask instead, but that could get hot in the summer
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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 08:55 PM
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1. Self delete, double post.
Edited on Sun Feb-18-07 08:56 PM by 1620rock
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 08:55 PM
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2. Count me in!
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 08:56 PM
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3. So is THIS why Britany shaved her head?
:rofl:

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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 09:02 PM
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4. exactly
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 09:09 PM
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7. Wait. I knew Britney shaved her...
oh, never mind.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 09:08 PM
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6. Fuck that shit.
show it, flow it, loooooooooooooong as I can grow it. The skinhead look does NOTHING for me. Sorry.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 11:26 PM
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15. Awesome Reply, Awesome Song, And Now I Got It Blastin Out My Speakers! LOL
Course, now I'm gonna have it in my head all night too. :)
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 01:00 AM
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19. you prefer the bald man's pony tail?
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 02:50 AM
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20. I'm not bald by choice, or genetics, either. In short, I'm not bald.
The recently deceased man in my avatar isn't me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Anton_Wilson

I'm pretty gray, but not bald. I'm admittedly partial to long hair- if I started to lose my hair, I might have to do the Michael Stipe thing and shave the whole nut; however, I don't think it would look very good on me.

But, to each his own. It seems to work for you.


...although I gotta say, you do look a little like George Costanza in that picture! Maybe it's the glasses. :hide:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 03:01 AM
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22. shave half, leave half to grow
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 03:14 AM
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23. It looked really weird when Alex Grey did it. nt
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 09:10 PM
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8. So I guess Cheney's got all sorts of solidarity?
heh

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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 10:17 PM
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10. yep, closet peacenik
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5X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 09:28 PM
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9. I quit getting my hair cut in 2002 as a protest against the current regime,
and I don't like skinheads either, so, no.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 10:18 PM
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11. what a bunch of wimps! OK, shave your CAT in protest instead. All seven of them.
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 10:21 PM
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12. No.....
I'm sure my husband would just love me to shave my head......NOT.

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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 12:55 AM
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16.  I've had two girlfriends who said they wanted to shave their heads...
as soon as I offered to do it for them, they backed down.
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 11:22 PM
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13. I've been wearing a shaved head for 13 years.
I feel so free. I have no intention of going back to hair. No color, no relaxers, no blow dryers, no curling irons....absolutely free! :-)

JG
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 12:56 AM
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17. you better post a pic then
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 11:26 PM
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14. If I thought
all I needed to do was shave my head and it would help end the war I would do it in a minute.

But it won't. Besides I'd look really crappy bald.

You, on the other hand look pretty good. Doubt it will help end the war, but it won't hurt you much no matter what you're about.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 12:58 AM
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18. thanks. If you still have eggs, we can make some shaved headed babies
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 02:55 AM
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21. Would have done it in a heartbeat if the movement came before Britney.
Now the average person would think that idiot started a fashion trend.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 04:42 AM
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24. Uh no thanks
my hair comes down to my hips and I'm keeping it. :-) Anyway it would just look like I was copycatting crazy Brittany. x(
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 09:33 AM
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25. Why not shave our genitalia instead?
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 11:06 AM
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33. Brittney does that, too. n/t
.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 09:45 AM
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26. This war is ugly enough as is.
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 09:46 AM
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27. No thanks....nt
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 09:47 AM
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28. NO..JUST NO!!
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 09:51 AM
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29. Absolutely not
I ain't gonna look like no skinhead.
Seriously,in my part of the country too many freepers have the shaved head look.I think they think it makes them look soldierly.
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:53 AM
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30. errr.... No.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:57 AM
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31. OMG, Bush's fantasy writ large! A nation of BALDIES!! Rub-a-dub-Dubya!
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 10:59 AM
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32. I think we all need to emulate the quiet dignity that is Britney Spears
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 11:08 AM
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34. I have male pattern baldness! I shall slowly, eventually join your solidarity!
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