Redwood City, July 4, 2019
Costco: 8:00 A.M.
Cory Booker (bald = punks, Hell’s Angels, WW II Brown Shirts and fascists). Cory, soften your look. Grow it out 1/2 inch.
Bernie Sanders / Rand Paul / Boris Johnson (England) – wild, out-of-control.
Julian Castro: the Brylcreem look. Way too greasy.
Elizabeth Warren – could be longer to soften her image.
Kamala Harris – OK, but could be a bit shorter to communicate executive, “no nonsense” management style.
Mike Pense – too short and way too tight.
Donald Trump – talk about fake news… how about fake hair: badly colored; cringe-inducing comb-over; shaggy over the collar look that says “fuck you” to the establishment.
Pete Buttigieg / Beto O’Rourke (JFKesque) / Eric Swalwell. Controlled, but loose.
Question for My Astute Readers:
Why in the 1930s did most men part their hair in the middle, while today, zero men do that (except Sean Hannity)?
Sex and Hair Length
A strong symbol of women’s fertility and sexuality is hair length. Women in their most fertile years (say 20s) may often wear their hair long. As they age, the hair gets shorter as it gets grayer. I suspect this is connected with declining sexual activity in their lives. Think how rare it is to see a woman in her 60s or 70s with white hair to the middle of her back.
Although some older men color their hair, it’s almost universal that older women do. It is very rare to see older women in the workforce with natural gray or white hair. My favorites have been Janet Yellen
and Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fun
and Emmylou Harris, singer
At the other extreme is the almost universal way that mid-career women in the media color their hair to look streaked blond, but always with a 1/2 inch of natural color at the part line.
Seeing these smart, highly-paid female journalists with almost exactly the same hair style is strange. You’d expect more variety. Oh well, I’m sure “the suits” in these networks know what sells in their markets.
Also, the hair should not be too short (Rachel Maddow is an exception), or too long (Alex Witt / Ann Coulter).
Let’s hear it for older female newscasters with white hair – long or short. Let me know when you see one!
Meanwhile, there is no dearth of older men with white hair on TV – think Anderson Cooper. Hmmm? More sexism?