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MrTibbs avatar 8:53 PM on 11.18.2013
I Done Goofed.



I recently wrote a shitty blog about skinheads and I just have a few clarifications that I want to make.

(Yeah it's kind of a shitty blog and I wrote it pretty quickly which is why it's so broad and generalising, my bad.) 


CLARIFICATION:
Within the article the use of the term skinheads refers to the UK definition, where it means bigoted hooligans who carry out petty acts of violence/vandalism with a very specific look AND THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS politically motivated extremists, in fact they are usually barely even politically aware. Neo-Nazi and Skinhead are two very different terms, I never insinuated that they weren't and I have no idea where this confusion is coming from, a cultural boundry, perhaps? (I think the term white trash is more appropriate, as 'Chav' would mean even less to a state side audience, I'm not sure).


CONTEXT:
I wrote this primarily because of the time me and my ex-boyfriend where chased by skinheads and the fact that ever since then I've had trouble being able to invest in characters who bare a resemblance to a group of people who are quite a real threat in my place of living. I try to be open minded about it but the combination of them and violence makes it harder. That's all I wanted to say really, that and it's kind of dumb when everyone looks the same.


RESULT:
Obviously it didn't come across that way because I didn't want to soak my article in personal drama but that's what skinheads/chavs/hooligans or whatever you wanna call them do in my town, which is why I don't like that look in games or anything for that matter.

I'm glad I had this lesson, it'll teach me to provide more context in future, but it's still a little defeating to have so many people tell me my opinion is wrong when it's based off of something very real that happened to me.

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