Queer People Are Changing the Toxic Culture of Barber Shops- Jamilah King

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  1. George's Dilemma

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    Queer People Are Changing the Toxic Culture of Barbershops

    But Black barbershops can also ooze — unapologetically, intentionally, and sometimes violently — with the worst strands of toxic masculinity. For people assigned male at birth, there’s very little room to safely express a different gender. And in an era where people assigned female at birth have the space to express their gender as queer, trans, or gender nonconforming, short hairstyles have become an important part of gender expression. Businesses like Camera Ready Kutz have become more than just safe spaces. They’re necessary ones.



    The writer's experience at a barber shop. :mjlol:

    Still, I faced my own challenges every Sunday as I rushed along the main thoroughfare of my Brooklyn neighborhood. I prided myself on efficiency when I ran my errands, and the fact that my laundromat was next to my grocery store, which was next to the nail shop where I got my eyebrows done. I loved caring for myself, and feeling cared for, and it should have been natural to add a trip to my closest barbershops on that same commercial drag. But I felt intrinsically wary of them. When I did venture in, there was a vibe, and it wasn’t good. Client after client would be chosen ahead of me. Barbers suddenly lost their ability to make eye contact. Mostly, I was wracked by an all-encompassing self-doubt as I sat in awkward silence. Was it awkward because I’m awkward? Or was this a sign of something more nefarious? I’d heard stories, from other friends who were masculine-of-center, of barbers cracking homophobic jokes with each other as they sat in the chair. Mine was a subtle discomfort — but it was there nonetheless. So I looked for something different.
     
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    No they aint. Them nikkas getting clowned soon as they leave:mjlol:
     
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    have these ppl ever been to a beauty salon? women are just as bad.
     
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    :mjlol: people just make a story and tweet anything. Black Gay dudes be the first to Crack jokes and insinuate someone is sweet.

    It's not even a barbershop thing. Just jokes about anything that's a black thing
     
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    These shea butter femmes are annoying as hell man:snoop:
     
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    we’re talking about black men here

    we are inherently toxic
     
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    I’m tired of these gay nikkas.:stopitslime:

    They’re bullies now so I wish them back to the treatment they received on the streets back in the early 90’s.
     
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    This idiot said he sat down and got passed over. Stupid cacs are gonna read this and not even know why that shyt happend, I'm giggling like a bytch though. :mjlol:

    I hope his barber ain't use a razor on his lineup :pacspit:
     
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    You gotta be fukkin kiddin me :comeon:
     
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    I just read the writer's experience. Uhhh that's EVERYONE'S experience when you act like a bytch in the barbershop:mjlol: When you see the barber putting on the aftershave and taking the cape off you better stand up to let everyone know you're next. Dude sat there timid the entire time expecting nikkas to cater to him:francis:
     
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    I never seen in school people pick on the gay dudes. If anything gay dudes were actually somewhat popular because they would always he tryna roast and girls of courses were cool with them. People would more call out people who flexed like they werent gay.

    When it comes to lesbians id say same thing, never seen them picked on and many of them were athletes.
     
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    Imagine being a grown ass man who is too afraid to tell the barber "Yo I was next" :francis:
     
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    Shoulda put Dame in the chair
     
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    fukk them queer nikkas!

    This is the barber shop!

     

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