Here's how I rationalized it. I told him that women wear makeup and jewelry to adorn their faces. Men don't need these things, I said, because they have facial hair and can change their look by growing and or shaving beards, sideburns and mustaches (as illustrated by Vincent D'Onofrio, below).
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My son wearing facial jewelry, therefore, would be the same as his sister wearing a fake beard or mustache. He didn't buy it. Not for a second. But he did want to know if I would object to his sister wearing faux facial hair if it became popular (as illustrated by my daughter, below).
Before I answer that, let's take a minute to think about facial hair becoming a female fashion trend. Would there be shops specializing in facial hair for women? Would some women take more permanent measures and get beard implants? Is that even possible? If you overheard two men debating "Are those real?" while looking at a woman, they could be talking about her sideburns!
So back to the question, would I object to my daughter wearing a chin toupee if the became the rage? I'll get back to you if that happens. I hope I haven't started a new trend.....