A man who has a shaved head and beard is having a sex story on the BBC.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7222735.stm What does this story mean?
The man in question was 18 years old when he went to a hair salon to have his hair cut.
He was asked if he wanted to have it done at the salon, and was told that it was not possible due to the fact that it did not have a salon licence.
He said: I felt really confused, I was like, “What do I have to do?”.
I had a couple of days where I had to get my hair cut, but I felt like I wasn’t allowed to go to the salon and I felt very awkward about it.
After getting the cut, he had to go home, because the hair salon had to close for the night.
A few weeks later, he got an email from a salon manager, who said: “I am not allowed to give you the same haircut you got yesterday because you are not a full grown man”.
After this, he realised that he could not go back to the hair-shade salon because they did not require a licence.
This led to a further conversation with the salon manager where they told him that he was not allowed in the salon because he was too young.
The salon manager then asked if it was alright if he would be able to go back, and the man agreed.
He explained that he had shaved his head and wanted to do it in a way that was “different”.
He said that he realised his situation was similar to many men who were asked to have facial hair done, and wanted the opportunity to do something different.
He then went to the BBC to talk to the manager and was asked whether it was legal for him to have had his facial hair cut to be a full-grown man.
He replied: I don’t know, I don’t really care.
I want to be treated the same way that other men are treated.
The BBC asked what would happen if a man had had facial hair removed because he wanted a beard.
“The BBC are very open to people’s experiences,” the manager said.
He said it would be up to the management whether or not to give the same treatment to someone who had had the facial hair and wanted a facial hair.
But he added: “You can always go back and do it.
As long as it is not a beard, we will have to consider it.”
What do you think?
Do you think a young man should have had a facial cut for gender equality?
Have you had any experience with gender equality in your area?