Is It OK To Treat Bald People Worse Than Everyone Else?
It’s been said that we live in a very evolved world. We are much more aware of things now that we weren’t decades ago. We understand that everyone is different, and that we should celebrate those differences.
But what about bald people?
The follically challenged have been notably discriminated for years. It’s no secret that the public has a distaste for the bald. Case and point: have we ever had a bald President? I’m not sure.
We’ve relegated the bald to the background of society, forcing them to wear caps to conceal their differences. We advertise wigs, plugs, and bundles of animal fur to our bald bretheren so we can avoid the glare from the back of their heads. Should we feel bad about that?
I’m not sure.
It’s really difficult to say, as a society, whether we should treat bald people any differently than us normals. We don’t want them to feel bad because they’re different, we want them to feel bad for other reasons.
I can’t say for sure whether or not we should treat the bald equal to the rest of us. And, really, it’s not my place to judge whether we should continue devaluing them.
All I know is the answer is out there somewhere.
Only time will tell how society’s view of the bald develops.
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