and likewise; shaving every day is a sign of conformity; i know this man believes i should not be able to buy groceries and feed myself because i don't do what he wants me to do.These are 20th century notions instilled into my brain by my parents and grandparents. Another thing that makes a man is confidence, clothing, courage and a good-as-gold word. The clean-shaven modern American man is what my baby-boomer eyes have been accustomed to beholding for all of my youth and much of my younger adult life. Human hair is also a sanitary issue when it comes to handling food. When a guy doesn't shave his mug might even be a sign of laziness.