In that peaceful Amish countryside... an outbreak of beard-snipping

“The beard is a key symbol of masculine Amish identity,” said Donald B. Kraybill, a sociologist and expert on the Amish at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. The women view their long hair, kept in a bun, as their “glory,” Dr. Kraybill said, and shearing it was “an attack on her personal identity and religious teaching.”

Amish Renegades Are Accused in Bizarre Attacks on Their Peers

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Later in the article, the claim is made that the cutters are part of an Amish spin-off cult. So I guess even the Amish have cults now.

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