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Allison Barrows
Allison Barrows
10 months ago

It isn’t America that’s trapped in high school, Oliver.

Allison Barrows
Allison Barrows
10 months ago

It isn’t America that’s trapped in high school, Oliver.

Malcolm Knott
Malcolm Knott
10 months ago

I just wasted three minutes of my life reading this foppery. And another 30 seconds posting this.

Ethniciodo Rodenydo
Ethniciodo Rodenydo
10 months ago
Reply to  Malcolm Knott

I feel a musical coming on

Geoff Wilkes
Geoff Wilkes
10 months ago
Reply to  Malcolm Knott

Most of what Bateman writes is solipsistic tosh.

Last edited 10 months ago by Geoff Wilkes
Mark Gourley
Mark Gourley
10 months ago
Reply to  Malcolm Knott

Me too

Ethniciodo Rodenydo
Ethniciodo Rodenydo
10 months ago
Reply to  Malcolm Knott

I feel a musical coming on

Geoff Wilkes
Geoff Wilkes
10 months ago
Reply to  Malcolm Knott

Most of what Bateman writes is solipsistic tosh.

Last edited 10 months ago by Geoff Wilkes
Mark Gourley
Mark Gourley
10 months ago
Reply to  Malcolm Knott

Me too

Malcolm Knott
Malcolm Knott
10 months ago

I just wasted three minutes of my life reading this foppery. And another 30 seconds posting this.

Kirk Susong
Kirk Susong
10 months ago

This phenomenon has nothing to do with America or with high school… all of humanity wants to be seen by others as a unique, individual person, and to be respected, loved and accepted as that unique, individual person. I agree the author may be on to something interesting in diagnosing the (arguably) declining role that fashion plays in helping us walk the line between individuality and conformity, between acceptance and exclusion. But his article should have better walked the line between context-specific sociological analysis, and ruminations on the human condition. (Easier said than done, I know.)

Kirk Susong
Kirk Susong
10 months ago

This phenomenon has nothing to do with America or with high school… all of humanity wants to be seen by others as a unique, individual person, and to be respected, loved and accepted as that unique, individual person. I agree the author may be on to something interesting in diagnosing the (arguably) declining role that fashion plays in helping us walk the line between individuality and conformity, between acceptance and exclusion. But his article should have better walked the line between context-specific sociological analysis, and ruminations on the human condition. (Easier said than done, I know.)

Sallie R
Sallie R
10 months ago

Brilliant article and interesting take on how self representation has evolved. Helps me to understand people’s present obsession with pronouns.

Sallie R
Sallie R
10 months ago

Brilliant article and interesting take on how self representation has evolved. Helps me to understand people’s present obsession with pronouns.

Emre S
Emre S
10 months ago

I think something like 10 years down the line NFTs, and NFT gaming will be the next big thing to express the “self”. It’s a reserve of the nerds like social networks or mobile phones once were today but gaining momentum.

Emre S
Emre S
10 months ago

I think something like 10 years down the line NFTs, and NFT gaming will be the next big thing to express the “self”. It’s a reserve of the nerds like social networks or mobile phones once were today but gaining momentum.

LCarey Rowland
LCarey Rowland
10 months ago

This ole ’60’s guy suggests going back to weejuns, frat shirts and bangs for guys flopping over the hairline onto the forehead.

LCarey Rowland
LCarey Rowland
10 months ago

This ole ’60’s guy suggests going back to weejuns, frat shirts and bangs for guys flopping over the hairline onto the forehead.

2A Solution
2A Solution
10 months ago

A load of pure shit. Real people don’t give a f**k what other people think. I thought the author was female. Instead a fat man with a humanities degree. Figures. I bet he’s gay.

In any case this is a good example why I will not accept anything that comes from that genre of “thinking.” It’s totally mindless.

2A Solution
2A Solution
10 months ago

A load of pure shit. Real people don’t give a f**k what other people think. I thought the author was female. Instead a fat man with a humanities degree. Figures. I bet he’s gay.

In any case this is a good example why I will not accept anything that comes from that genre of “thinking.” It’s totally mindless.

Roddy Campbell
Roddy Campbell
10 months ago

That’s 5 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.

6 now.