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Ear piercing: for sons as well as for daughters: is it appropriate? (plus poll)

Discussion in 'Fellowship Forum' started by farouk, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Yes, it can be appropriate for sons as well as for daughters

    63.6%
  2. No, it cannot be ever appropriate for sons. although it's appropriate for daughters

    27.3%
  3. No, it's appropriate for neither sons nor daughters

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  4. Not sure / rather not say

    9.1%
  1. Mayflower

    Mayflower Well-Known Member

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    Nah. :) I am glad he likes it.
     
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  2. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to all who voted so far in the poll!

    If you have not yet voted in the poll, please vote now! :)
     
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    Pearl Well-Known Member

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    Quite a few of my Christian brothers had an ear pierced and wore little crosses as a sign they were 'slaves of Christ'. We used to sing a song, 'Pierce my ear oh Lord my God'.
     
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  4. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    It's nice.

    It's good. Isn't it?
     
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  5. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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  6. MetalMike

    MetalMike Active Member

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    I responded to the poll. I don't see an issue with sons having earrings, personally.
     
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  7. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Frankly, although it's the parents' call in the end, if the parents are prepared to facilitate a daughter's studs being put in, it's surely fine for them to do the same for a son if he would appreciate it being done (which I hope sounds an eminently reasonable perspective?)

    Thanks for your poll vote.
     
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  8. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure you're well used to it by now, anyway...
     
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    farouk Well-Known Member

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    PS: MetalMike: The question I would ask is, Why would it be any less benign for a son, than for a daughter to do?
     
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    MetalMike Active Member

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    I see it as a matter of personal choice that lies with the parents of a son. Growing up as a kid in the 70's and 80's, earrings worn by guys was almost taboo - at least as far my parents were concerned. I think it had to do a lot with connotation of sexual orientation i.e., a guy who wears an earring is gay.

    I got my ear pierced when I was 20 and wore an earring until my early 30's. It seems that nowadays, earrings worn by guys have no bearing on sexual orientation. I had an earring and I am still straight LOL.
     
  11. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @MetalMike For my 2c, it can simply be a wholesome, rugged, manly thing for a son to have done, if he wants it.

    As far as I can remember, even already about 20 years ago all the boys who played ball in the street where I lived happened to have rings in both ears.
     
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    It's a lot more common in the last 20 years for sure. I know my ear piercing was a subject of great controversy in my family. My mom was convinced I was gay and told my grandparents and great-grandparents that I was gay. Ironically, my great-grandmother (who despised gay people) told my mom there was no way I was gay with an earring since she saw so many handsome guys on her soap operas wearing earrings LOL
     
  13. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    So I guess your mom wasn't originally involved in you getting it pierced.

    Seems like you also only got one side done.
     
  14. farouk

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    It evidently wasn't problematic for him. And now that so many young men do it, it ought not to be problematic for them, either, right?
     
  15. farouk

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    I re-read this; and you may indeed think it's 'frivolous' :) but for so long for women earrings been regarded for business wear as the general equivalent of men wearing a necktie. (Very roughly; not set in stone, so to speak.)
     
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    Nor do I see a problem. As the OP quote points out, so many dads have them, and if mom also thinks they are a good idea for a son, it's hard to see how in such circumstances it can remotely be regarded as rebellion to get them.
     
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    farouk Well-Known Member

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    ear piercing is a great way to mark yourslef as a slave imo!
     
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    so if everyone else jumps off a bridge, you going too?
    i mean jesus already
     
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