Society is made up of all different types of people, with different ethnic, religious, and national cultures. There is also a wide variety of subcultures that many have never even heard of. Sure, we all know teenagers who love to dress in black and call themselves “goth” or “emo”, as well as established cultures and organizations like the Hell’s Angels who ride throughout the United States on the backs of motorcycles in leather gear.
One thing that most subcultures have in common is that they veer from the norm and establish what they consider to be their own norm. Members of these subcultures have a different set of beliefs than most members in the larger society and culture surrounding them. While some people enter a subculture with a clear aim to establish themselves as different, others have a strong set of convictions that naturally draws them into a particular subculture. Those that live within the boundaries of societal norms may be surprised about some of the odd subcultures that exist. Take a look at 10 of the weirdest subcultures in the world and learn what makes each one tick.
10 The Pro-Anorexia Internet Subculture
9 The Mexican Pointed Shoe Subculture
8 The Japanese Gyaru Subculture
7 The Elvis Presley Rebel Subculture
6 The Otherkin Subculture
5 The Norwegian Black Metal Subculture
4 The Lolita Subculture
3 The Miss Barbie Venezuela Subculture
2 The Elevator Enthusiasts Subculture
1 The Sapeur Subculture
Forget New York and Paris and enter the African Congo if you want to see dapper men donning extreme high fashion. This war-torn center of the world where many live in extreme poverty and fight for their lives everyday is also home to men who look better than runway models in the richest cities in the world. These men are decked out each day in double-breasted suits, tweed jackets, silk and satin handkerchiefs, and bright, shiny cufflinks. Historians surmise that this subculture has its roots in the 19th century when slave men were forced to dress dapper and fit in with their owners.
Sources: cracked.com, listverse.com, oddee.com
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