Beards & Masculinity

Beards have been seen as a sign of virility and male potency by not only men but women as well. Beards were also considered symbols of strength and authority. A man sporting a beard was seen to command respect by his mere presence alone.

Here's a link to an interesting article by Dr. Alun Withey that explores this idea in more depth.

https://dralun.wordpress.com/2015/12/23/beards-masculinity-and-history/

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