Now I'm told I have 'lesbian hair'. Its so boring to look at people and, based on how they choose to decorate themselves, to decide who they are without knowing them. People who do it miss out on a lot of cool people!
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My reason for painting them stemmed from a need to curb nail biting, and not from a desire to embark on some exercise on internalized misogyny and homophobia. At first, I was nervous about what strangers would think of my nails. So in the beginning I hid my nails whenever I passed by someone whom I thought would judge them, but to my surprise, more people than not complimented them.
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I was leaving the house to get my nails painted last week and my 4-year-old son asked if he could join me. There he sat fingers splayed, quiet as a mouse, and beaming with pride. I am an educated, open-minded individual.
Chase Martin has been painting his nails since his sophomore year of high school. Painting nails is often seen as a feminine thing to do, but Chase enjoys expressing himself with nail polish. Stephanie Amador, DN.
For men and women alike, painting their nails can be a fun activity. However, because of gendered expectations, some people interpret men wearing nail polish as a statement, instead of a just for fun fashion detail. Other men take advantage of this assumption to make a particular statement or stand up for a cause.
When I was a kid, my dad would take me to the nail salon on the weekends. He'd sit next to me, getting his nails buffed and filed while I had mine painted Barbie pink with little crystal-studded flowers. At the time, I didn't understand why my dad didn't get a color on his nails, too, and the fact that he was the only man getting his nails done didn't phase me either. To this day, he claims he didn't get his painted because he "never found [his] color," but we all know taboos regarding men who wear nail polish might have help him back.