Caleen Desjarlais (cal_desjarlais) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
Caleen Desjarlais
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You Know What They Say About Assuming...

Recently someone I only sort-of know commented that she was surprised I ate meat (in direct referance to my dreads).  That, and another comment on another thread got me to wondering.

 Have you ever noticed that sometimes people assume that just because you have dreads you must automatically be:

- a vegetarian
- someone who only buys fair-trade, totally natural, organic products
- an environmental activist/ 'tree hugger'
- a hippie
- a pot smoker

Please don't think that I am saying there is anything wrong with being any of those things.  I just find it curious that people assume dreadlocks must automatically make you one/some/all of the above (among others that I can't think of right now).

I suppose it's not all that surprising.  Just as people often assume dreadies never wash their hair/are dirty.  Funny, but sometimes annoying.

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