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Subject: White women pushing hair behind their ears
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I've noticed lately that white women are constantly taking their hands and pushing their hair behind their ears. Is there a reason for this constant gesture?
Posted:8/24/2009
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Emery , Jacksonville, FL, United States , male
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Category: Race/Ethnicity
Subject: A different answer
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When a straight woman is in the presence of an attractive man, she might reach up & back to slightly thrust her chest forward so it is more noticeable.

Just Curious
Posted:12/15/2012
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Shirley Avery, St. Louis, MO, United States , 50 , Female , Jewish , White/Caucasian , Straight , 4 Years of College
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Subject: White women pushing hair behind their ears
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I know I do it to get the hair out of my face, but I know some people have made it into a nervous habit. I would guess though most of the time it is like everyone else has said, to get it out of the face.

Posted:12/8/2011
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Samantha R, St. Peter, MN, United States , Female , Lutheran , White/Caucasian , Straight , Lower middle class, NONE
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Subject: White women pushing hair behind their ears
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Because they can. Seriously, straight hair will fly away if you don't keep it clipped. Some girls don't use clips. Why? I don't know, I'm a guy.

Posted:10/14/2010
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James b, Philadelphia, PA, United States
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Category: Race/Ethnicity
Subject: taking their hands?
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well, yeah...we DO use our hands to push our hair behind our ears. What else would we use, our feet? And personally, I do it because my hair is so fine that it swings into my face and gets in my eyes. Unless I shellac it with hairspray until it's hard and stiff, which feels nasty and looks even worse.



Posted:6/2/2010
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Mara D, Dallas, GA, United States , Female , Agnostic , White/Caucasian , Straight , data manager , 2 Years of College , Middle class
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Category: Race/Ethnicity
Subject: Obvious
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Perhaps to keep their hair out of their face? Black woman may not do this because many time their hairstyle itself keeps it out of their face. I can't see where this is unique to white women though.

Posted:10/18/2009
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Michael P, Pelham, GA, United States , 30 , Male , Atheist , White/Caucasian , Straight , Middle class
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