RE: RE: You're facial beard (hair) makes you look suck aka lazy
This blog post is the latest instalment in a story you can tell your grandchildren around the campfire:
- The Stoic dismissed facial hair.
- My little feelings were displaced.
- The Stoic was utterly perplexed.
- Read on for my response.
I'd like to start by saying thank you for reading my posts and engaging with my words. I hope you will be willing to continue the conversation on read.write.as to create some buzz buzz and because I need audience. Below, I answer your request for clarification on what I meant by 'provocative fallacies', and address a few cheeky digs that I'm too small to ignore.
I understand what a fallacy is. It's the use of invalid or otherwise faulty reasoning in the construction of an argument. I thought a lot of your points were a bit fallacious. I didn't quote them because they were comically provocative (they almost criticised themselves) and there was so so many of them. Frankly, I would find it very boring to dissect your ramblings, but since you've asked, I'll give an example. This is from your original post:
take chest hair for example, that shit adds at least another 10 years to your perceived age and is a real turn-off to 99% of women. Do you really think having a beard is any different?
Maybe I only bed the 1%, but I've had generally good feedback. I've also never stripped to the reaction that I look 33 years old (ten years older). But if you don't believe me, I've found a study that says only 19% of women find chest hair unattractive. There's a good few similar studies, and I don't think any of them would get anywhere near 99%, unless the sample was taken from a paedophile ring. I also notice the straw man tagged on, in which you compare beard hair to chest hair. As it happens, yes, I do think having a beard is quite different.
For some reason I feel as if I have to defend my own beard. I am in the category that you suggested it is actually okay to have a beard. I am 23 and yes, I do look 12 without facial hair. No, it is not a neck beard; yes, my face is kept clean; and no, it's not unkempt, it is short, tidy and smells good. You seemed to take issue that I referred to my piece as a mane because “Manes are for male lions in the animal kingdom”. Believe it or not, I am a lion. I have dirty paws, an arousing roar and a mane that would titillate even you, should you ever run your fingers through it. You would be more than welcome to.