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Are You OK With the Term "Hippie" When It Comes to Natural Products?

I'm a big proponent of going natural when you can, but confused by the term "hippie" when it gets thrown around to talk about ecologically conscious products. There are instances where it can be funny, like this cute Stinky Hippie Body Wash ($13.50), whose illustrated "hippie" girl with fragrant underarm is meant to be amusing. However, a lot of times when people use the term it's pejorative, and suggestive of being not as clean or as well groomed as other people. This is despite the fact that most who use natural products actually take great care with their appearances.

I think being an actual hippie in the late 1960s could have been pretty cool, but I don't know about the term now, especially when it comes to cosmetics and personal care. What do you think? Is it rude to call someone a "hippie" just because they like eco-beauty, or is it just one of those terms that's connected to the green movement and unlikely to go away?

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addictedreader addictedreader 7 years
hippie is a word I see mostly from republicans trying to discredit any controls on chemicals or disclosure or fair business practices by liberals, it's the political equivalent of the n-word.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
I do not hate the term but I do dislike it and find it annoying when others refer to it with negativity when used against someone who genuinely cares about the earth and being healthy. As for the product shown, I doubt I would buy a product on a whim if the label said "Stinky Hippie." I prefer freshly showered clean scented and well dressed hippies. :P
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
The way the word is thrown around and when it's used can be really annoying.
bryseana bryseana 7 years
I've never associated the word hippie with being dirty or not as well groomed as others . I always think "all natural". I think the term tree-hugger is more offensive because it suggests caring for the environment is silly or moronic.
Florida-Snow Florida-Snow 7 years
I don't really care for the term, it's dated, and it comes with more than a couple negative connotations.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
i think they could have picked a better name than stinky hippie. honestly, i would never buy something with a name like that, no matter how good the product is!
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