Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"(Almost) Cut My Hair"

"Long hair is the badge of many warrior cultures, Spartan to Sikh.  But in the main line of western sexual personae, long hair has been and will remain in the language of feminine eros.  A long-haired male is, consciously or unconsciously, calling attention to something feminine in him.  He makes himself a sex object passive to the probing eye.  This was clearly the case with the seventeenth-century Cavaliers, whose portraits have a stunning epicene glamour.  The west has persistently and probably correctly associated long male hair with a dangerous because entrancing and self-entranced egotism." - Camille Paglia

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