You Can Touch My Hair

Last week three black women stood in New York City's Union Square holding signs that read, "You Can Touch My Hair." It was part of an "exhibition" intended to explore people's "tactile fascination" with black women's hair.

But the exhibition quickly proved controversial, because apparently many black women don't think it's a good thing to be encouraging strangers to get their grubby hands all over their heads. A group of protesters formed, holding signs such as "you can't touch my hair but you can kiss my ass" and "touch my hair with your hand & I'll touch your face with my fist." [huffpost]

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Jun 11, 2013
     Category: Art | Hair and Hairstyling

Well, I'd have to see the ass first before I decide.

Also... none of them had the shellacked do I've seen.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/11/13 at 10:16 AM
The smell of burning leather,
As we hold each other tight.
As our rivets melt together,
Dashing sparks into the night.

In this moment of surrender,
Darling, if you really care,
Don't Touch Me There!
Posted by KDP on 06/11/13 at 10:51 AM
Because somebody else is inviting people to touch thier hair, these "protesters" think it means that its an invitation for strangers to touch the protestor's hair. Hmmm, I think they need to unplug and realize that vicarious living does not apply to them. And what other people choose to do does not mean anyone would ever want to apply that choice to them.
Posted by Jim on 06/11/13 at 11:59 AM
A friend of mine once raised the suggestion the dreadlocks originated with the ancient Greek 'myth' of Medusa.

"Please touch my snakes?"
Posted by tadchem on 06/11/13 at 01:54 PM
Can I touch their "landing strips" or the "hair down there" ?

Hmmm .. maybe I'd even pass on that from the picture. I think I'll go look at more lower region Foobies instead to recuperate.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/11/13 at 04:19 PM
Don't you feel my leg ...

-Cougar :{)
Posted by Cougar Allen on 06/11/13 at 09:42 PM
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