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Emos to be banned in Mother Russia
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Posted 7/28/08
http://www.nme.com/news/my-chemical-romance/38392
A new Russian law could make being an emo kid illegal in the eastern European country. Legislation is currenting being formulated in Russia to heavily regulate emo websites and ban emo and goth dress style in schools and government buildings. The new laws are apparently being driven by fears that these "dangerous teen trends" encourage depression and suicide. The legislation was presented last month at a hearing held by the State Durma, where critics claimed that the "negative" emo culture encourages anti-social behaviour and glorifies suicide. Emo kids were described as teenagers who wear black, have facial piercings and black hair with fringes that "cover half the face", reports The Guardian The weekend saw mass protests by Russian emo kids. In Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, where laws are already being implemented, protestors in a march held signs saying "A Totalitarian State Encourages Stupidity". Dmitry Gilevich of Russian emo band MAIO stepped in backing the protests, saying: "Expressing psychological emotions is not forbidden by law." However, emo critics remain unconvinced. Alexander Grishunin, an adviser to bill sponsor Yevgeny Yuryev, described a ban as necessary, stating: "This is the first step in the public discourse." The moves in Russia follow criticism of the genre in the UK earlier this year, which saw My Chemical Romance fans protesting at the offices of British newspaper The Daily Mail over their coverage which linked emo with suicide.

Progress by the Russkies. Hopefully, the rest of the world will follow suit.
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but if the kids were originally emo at heart and soul, wouldn't banning the ability to express themselves through their clothes, make up and hair drive them to depression and ultimately suicide? They should ban razorblades while they are at it!
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Posted 7/28/08

leechlife wrote:

but if the kids were originally emo at heart and soul, wouldn't banning the ability to express themselves through their clothes, make up and hair drive them to depression and ultimately suicide? They should ban razorblades while they are at it!


true, since manly men in Russia never shave anyway (cossack > emo )
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Posted 7/28/08
LOL!!! Banning Emos rotfl. Why didn't I think of that.
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Posted 7/28/08
FINALLY.....
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Posted 7/28/08
Well, that's that. I'm moving to Russia.
Posted 7/28/08
Note to self: don't look for boys in Russia >_>
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Posted 7/28/08
Lol.
Wow i guess they can really do that.
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Well this just show the restricted and intangible politicies that the Russias commerce with.Well Russia is still 30% communism and with full technician , Russian isn't even a social democratic state.Goes to show you how corrupt and slanderous the government is and why are the government officials coersing with the Russian mafia.<_<
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this whole forum is a bunch of shit, excuse my language but banning emo,s are like killing people. maybe not physically but mentally.who has the right to say what a person can in cannot wear, to me that simply is inane beyouned any comprehensible level.
Who ever agree,s with this crap are more stupid then the one that are trying to approve it.


Man stuff like this really pisses me off. ok
here,s something for those that are stupid,inane, and narrow minded.If you don,t like how another person dress then deal with it, because you can,t change them, so move on with your life in worry about yourself.
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Posted 7/28/08
fuck emo's woooo!!!
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If they were true emos then their anti-social behavior would prevent them from bonding together to even form a protest...

Governments can pass all kinds of laws they want but actually enforcing them is a whole different issue all together. Best they could do is ban the music and try to enforce some kind of national dress code restriction, since its almost impossible to police a state of mind. Even if you tried to police against that mental state, its more likely to cause more problems than solve them.
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Oh wow. That's so weird lol.
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Posted 7/28/08
Old. Anyways, I don't see the point in banning a fad/style.
Posted 7/28/08
I'd say let them commit suicide. honestly, what a lack of liberty. Ok, I understand it's communism, but they could care about more important things, couldn't they?
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