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America is a slave to fashion.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/29/2007 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Semper-Fi

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My argument isn't really that eloquent, but here goes. I've been around for a while, and everywhere I go, somebody is criticized about the clothes they wear or how they wear their clothes. But then there are people who are trying to act "cool" or "gangsta". But who really invented these styles anyway? Well, what I', trying to say, is that people will always be criticized about their clothes.
wryan

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1. I am going to assume that your statement is that people will always be critisized about their clothes.

This statement is untrue. There are many situations in which people will not be critisized about their clothes.

First of all, they will not be critisized if their clothes are judged to be "cool", and they generally fit in. There just would not be any reason for it.

Second of all, they will not be critised if there are more important things going on, or in less affluent societies. for example, communities of homeless do not generally judge the clothes eachother wear because they have more pressig things to worry about, such as finding food.

Third, there are many people who won't critisize people's clothing, be it because they are too nice, too shy, too afraid, or if they have worse clothing themselves. Therefore, when people are around people like that their clothing choices willnot be critized.

Finally, people's clothing will not be critisized when there are things such as uniforms in affect. For example, in a school where everyone must wear the same uniform, clothing will not be critisized because it will all be the same.

As to the slave of fashion thing, there are many people who just don't care about what they ear very much, or have their own preferred style. While it may appear from the news and the media that fashion is alll important to Americans, it really is only important to one segment of the population, and by no means is it important to everyone. Just because this does not hold true for your peer group does not mean it s wrong.

There you go. (in general it is not a good idea to accept an absolute burden of proof in a debate)
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Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
Nevermind, I know what it means now.
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
I am sorry that this is off topic...

is the name "semper-fi" supposed to sound like "simplify". To my auditory mind it kind of sounds as such.

like "Lemme Semperfy dis for ya"
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