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  1. Very interesting, Julia! You might be interested in Alun Withey’s various posts on the history of beards and shaving too: http://dralun.wordpress.com/tag/beards/

  2. julialaite

    Ah brilliant, thanks for that link! It will be really useful for our next Beard Week! post on Thursday as well.

  3. Great post! And for the recent stuff: there’s Conchita Wurst (‘a bearded woman’) representing Austria at the Eurovision this year. 🙂 http://www.conchitawurst.com/

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  5. And for more recent furor over beards and gender expression see this article on men shaving off their beards in opposition to Conchita Wurst’s recent win at Eurovision:

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/conchita-wurst-russians-shave-off-beards-protest-over-eurovision-song-winner-1448196

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