Oct 8, 2015
Don't you think he looks tired?
commented on A Few Thoughts About the Creep Who Heckled Angel Olsen During Her Show at Neumos Last Night
Why are Stranger writers so fond of using "hippie" as a pejorative ("long stupid hippie hair under his big, stupid hippie hat")? Back in the day it wasn't unusual for male hippies to get beaten up because their long hair made them "look like girls". In the 60s hippies were the most visible targets for homophobia. I'm certainly not a hippie today. I'm not sure I ever was one. But every time I hear the word used as an insult, I think, "fucking redneck". When I read this article, it kind of detracted from the good and valid points you were making.