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"Emo" equated with skinheads: Deputies fighting for the youth

August 1 2008

Russian State Duma held a hearing to discuss the "State Policies on the spiritual and moral upbringing of children" - the laws designed to combat "dangerous tendencies among adolescents." As a result, emo movement was likened to damage to the skinheads. From now on the web to emo to be strictly regulated, and in schools and government offices will not be allowed to dress in emo fashion and ready.

"The purpose of this law - that in 2020 in Moscow was someone who could get into her government," - explained Alexander Grishunin, Counsellor Deputy Eugene St. George's, driving bill.

The ideology of "emo" is not ashamed to show his emotions: cry, talk about their problems and experiences (including boys). Emokidy wear pink and black, brings his eyes black shadows, paint fingernails, like badges, bags over their shoulders, and skateboarding. They are easily recognizable by a dull appearance and black fringe over one eye. The new bill describes the ideology of emo as a negative, encouraging the development of depression and alienation from society and even suicide. "

Note that the music "emo" has appeared in 80 of the last century in America and was an "emotional" line of punk rock. Genre experienced a revival in the late 1990's and 2000's - at this time he picked up some elements of glam and goth culture, and subjected to strong influence of pop music. "Tokio Hotel", Avril Lavigne, "My Chemical Romance" gained worldwide fame among teenagers.

Meanwhile, themselves "emo" argue that there is nothing criminal to walk around with a sad look and strange dress, according to news

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