Thursday, August 22, 2013

Day 10 – What do you hate and love about the subculture?

What I love about Gothics is that they are pretty much tolerant for strange stuff. Cross dressers, trans genders, people with depression or other psychological diseases, people with strange body art - all are welcome to join and not looked down upon. This does not mean that Gothics are never harsh or mean or that everyone is tolerant towards everyone and everything! There will be talk and there will be stares, but in my eyes, those are in lower frequency than in the general population...

What I hate about Gothics is their tendency to feel superior to "normal people". Sorry little dark butterfly, you are not unique with your dark poetry and listening to the Cure does not make you better than Average Joe. Gothics are not better or worse than other (sub-)groups. There are nice and bad people in every group!

2 comments:

Shannon Rutherford said...

I completely agree with you. Goths can be super acceptant with other alternative people, or queers or whatever, and at the same time they can be super judgy of people who dress mainstream and listen to pop music. This is some contradiction - even though we must consider the fact that there is solidarity with other "weird" people, while the prejudice against "normal" people has resulted from them discriminating against us, so it's kind of understandable (not justifiable: understandable).

MindLess said...

@ Shannon Rutherford: Yes, I can see where you are coming from. The understanding is reserved for the other people "rejected from the normal population", and so the main group of normal serves as the outgroup.