North Korean citizens told: Socialist haircuts are a thing... go get some
Government proclaims: All your hairs R belong to us
The North Korean government has issued haircut guidance for its citizens and chosen 28 hairstyles it deems "appropriate" for members of the single-party state. According to the WantChina Times, photos of the 28 haircuts recommended by the totalitarian regime (pictured below) have been issued to salons around the country. The cuts were chosen for being comfortable and resistant to Western influences.
The approved selection of North Korean Haircuts
The North Korean government has been actively involved in hairstyles since 2005, according to the Daily Mail, which says that this is when its rulers spewed out the five-part TV series Let us trim our hair in accordance with Socialist lifestyle upon the hapless citizens of the single-party state.
The 28 recommended haircuts are a recent development and specified more particularly what cuts fall within the remit of good socialist hair.
In the new 28-haircut system, long hair for men, spikes, extravagant fringes, buzz cuts are all out. Married women are allowed shorter hair, but unmarried women have to keep their hair longer. Old men are allowed to let their hair grow up to 7cm, but younger men are urged to get their hair cut every 15 days.
South Korea, home to some of Asia's most flamboyant TV stars and pop bands has a much looser approach to hair and personal style. ®
"Socialism is all about control whether its the intolerance of liberal left in the UK to any dissent against their absurd views or a dictatorship in the 3rd world. "We defend the right to hold any viewpoint - so long as we agree with it." should be the motto of all lefties."
See: You're just using the words 'Liberal' and 'Socialist' to label anything that you don't politically agree with, in the same way that many people on the other side of the fence use 'Fascist' to describe Conservative and Right-leaning politics that *they* don't agree with. It's just a stupid piece of propaganda and thought control that's ultimately divisive.
""We defend the right to hold any viewpoint - so long as we agree with it." should be the motto of all lefties."
Bollocks. I might as well argue that anyone Rightist stamps around in jackboots, taking money from poor people.
All haircuts are equal, but some haircuts are more equal than others
"This is the reality of the socialist dream - in theory a system of equality , in reality a system to turn individuals into nothing more than lobotomised identikit "workers" who worship Orwells Big Brother. Or else."
No it's not.
North Korea is not Socialist in any meaningful way.
I know it's fashionable over the other side of the pond to label any unpleasant totalitarian government as 'Socialist' and use it interchangeably with the words 'Communist' and 'scum', but that's not what Socialism actually is.