jitterbug said:I would also suggest they extend the wearing of earings to males.
Loachman said:Bullshit bullshit bullshit.
"Change" in and of itself has no value.
I will happily promote or accept change that confers real benefit.
Dicking around with trivial matters purely to delight special snowflakes does not achieve such benefit, and we have had far, far too much of that crap in the last year or so with rank, cap badge, rank designation, and related change that nobody except a few egotistic idiots wanted. This nonsense confuses and pisses people off, and wastes time and effort and money that should go towards more important things.
I have no use whatsoever for such people.
I might, if they were combustible.
Good leaders do everything in their power to resist nonsense.
mariomike said:I've been out for a long time. I understand society has changed.
But, I support federal politicians who support strong pay and benefit packages for our military. Maintaining a clean cut image ( or at least, our version of it ) pays off with certain "old-fashioned" members ( such as myself ) of the community.
Speaking of hair regs, here's some bonus threads that didn't make it into this one,
Is it time for gendered hair standards to go?
Question on hair regulations
Cutting your own hair
BMQ Male Hair Regulations
Hair Regulations On Future Courses
Hair Regulations - Female Members of CF
And here I thought that operational effectiveness and administrative efficiency were the goals. Different army I guess. :dunno:jitterbug said:.....diversity and promoting it should be at the forefront when designing policy in my opinion.
Journeyman said:And here I thought that operational effectiveness and administrative efficiency were the goals. Different army I guess. :dunno:
Well, enjoy your crusade; write when you sack Medina.
jitterbug said:Basically what I'm saying is that the current regs don't appear to promote ethnic style haircuts. Why shouldn't dreadlocks be authorized? They can be done in a conservative manner. I'm not saying people should have big nappy dreads or anything like that. Dreadlocks are not a "mandatory" thing for the Rastafarian religion however many that practice wear dreadlocks as it is a culturally based style haircut. Surely someone could alter the dress manual to include photos of ethnic styles and regs that promote more cultural diversity for haircuts.
Secondly, braids only appear to be authorized for females and therefore males cannot wear cornrows. I would also suggest they extend the wearing of earings to males. Why should just females be allowed to wear earings?
I'm not saying lets open the floodgates for anything and everything but respecting diversity and promoting it should be at the forefront when designing policy in my opinion. Change is good within reason.
I used a lower-case "c" so no one would mistakenly think I was appropriating someone else's cultural romps through holy lands, or promoting religious oppression.Jarnhamar said:I think you need to post a trigger warning before dropping the C word ;D
ArmyVern said:Military photos: Jamaica, South Africe, Namibia, Egypt, Morocco, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Japan, Korea, Germany, Jordan, Syria, Russia, Iran, Mexico, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Spain, Portugul etc etc etc etc
jitterbug said:I am curious what people think of the current hairstyle regulations and how they appear (to me) to pertain mostly to Caucasian males and females. I have not seen any pictures of ethnic hair styles in the manual. If you look at the pictures displaying the permitted hairstyles there is nothing portraying more ethnic style haircuts (ie. dreadlocks, cornrows and others.)
I would suggest that the manual and regs be altered in order to promote more ethnic hairstyles while still having a professional appearance while in uniform. Hairstyles can be an important cultural identifier and the CF should promote these types of things as they do with Aboriginal people and their long/braided hair.
What do you think about the current regs and do you feel they are representative of all or most cultural/ethnic based hair styles?
Good2Golf said:I'd still like to know just what IS a Caucasian hairstyle? ???
mariomike said:I don't know, but I saw this,
Now, being a barber is a lot like being a barman or a soda-jerk; there's not much to it once you've learned the basic moves. For the kids there's the Butch, or the Heinie......the Flat Top, the Ivy, the Crew, the Vanguard, the Junior Contour and, occasionally, the Executive Contour. Adults get variations on the same, along with the Duck Butt, the Timberline......and something we call the Alpine Rope Toss.
Female personal appearance on ceremonial
parade in accordance with Figure 2-2-3;
straight hairstyles will be gathered in a bun.
This is also applicable for the cornrows.
ArmyVern said:There is NO such thing as a Caucasian haircut. There IS such thing as standard military pattern haircuts worn around the world.