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Left Over: The Veil of Oppression?

Hair is the western woman’s veil The west is fixated on Muslim veils, but all women’s hair is bound in ideals of femininity, and a source of male judgment Arwa Mahdawi theguardian.com, Friday 10 January 2014 15.23 GMT

Give me a head with hair Long beautiful hair Shining streamin’ steamin’ Flaxen waxen Give me it down to there Shoulder length or longer…. Here baby there mama Everywhere daddy daddy..hair! It’s certainly true that our ‘culture’ seems to worship hair, but not strictly for the sake of women’s beauty or a social trope that defines it…nope, as a (Read more…)

Art Threat: Can I Touch It?

North Carolina based artist Endia Deal explores the relationships of minority women within the corporate space.

Her most recent project, “Can I touch it?”, is a photo series depicting white women in their 40s or older with traditionally black hairstyles. The final results show women with cornrows, flat twists, fingerwaves and somewhat apprehensive faces.

“I wanted people that had a certain idea of what you’re supposed to look like in the workspace, because it would be a challenge for them to understand what I experience in that space,” she explained in an interview with Slate.com. Endia, who sports (Read more…)

BigCityLib Strikes Back: On Hair, Ancient And More Ancient

Janet Stephens, the “hair dressing archaeologist”, has been much in the news of late for having successfully recreated the hair-style worn by ancient Rome’s Vestal Virgin priestesses.

Here’s how she got her start:

 “One day, I was killing time at the Walters Museum in Baltimore while my daughter was at a music lesson and I ended up in the Ancient Roman collection,” says Stephens. “They were making changes in the gallery and they had set some of the portrait statues in the middle of the gallery and I got to see the back of the head and that is where all

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BigCityLib Strikes Back: Wind Power And Hair

If anyone was wondering why the feds have decided to delay and revise their study on the health effects of wind turbines, it is to collect hair samples, the chemical composition of which can be used as a biological marker of chronic stress.  Why this din’t do this first go round is beyond me.

LeDaro: Donald Trumps’ HAIR

Donald Trump – 1964Donald Trump -recent photoHe seems to have more hair now than in 1964. What happened? Maybe he removed some pubic hair and got them planted on his head. These hair have software embedded in them. No wonder he is such a dick-head. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Donald Trumps’ HAIR

cartoon life: Remember Mowvember

Filed under: art, digital, drawing Tagged: Cat, fur, hair, mowvember, oops Movember, paper 53, shave

Things Are Good: Natural Sunblock: Beards

Above is an excellent example of beautiful facial hair that does a good job of blocking the sun. That’s right, for those of you who can grow beards – you should. Not only do beards look good they also can serve as sunblock.

But how much sun does a good beard block if a good beard could block sun?

Answer? It blocks the sun that a good beard could block if a good beard could block sun.* At least, depending on the angle, and the thickness of the beard. But how to find out PRECISELY?!

Well for that you