19 2 / 2014
This is the best!! I can just watch it over and over!
05 2 / 2014
So many reasons why this is wonderful!
29 1 / 2014
From here on forward,
Whenever I have the grace to see it,
I must choose only love.
28 1 / 2014
In light of recent discussions…. hahahahaha but she has long hair, so this is a rather pretty look, no?
28 1 / 2014
"Why patriarchy fears the scissors: for women, short hair is a political statement,"
by Laurie Penny
READ THIS ARTICLE. I LOVE THIS ARTICLE.
"The idea that women might not place pleasing men at the centre of our politics, consciously or unconsciously, makes a lot of people uncomfortable. "
For me, I did not choose to cut my hair as a political statement. I did it because I like the style—it’s exciting and fashionable. I had long hair, but didn’t do it. It would just lay there, and flop around. I would wear it in a sloppy bun about 85% of the time. And not the cute “messy buns” that are common now. It didn’t flatter my face. It didn’t curl. And I am not a skilled girly girl, nor do I care to spend much time primping. Alas, the pixie was the perfect solution. With minimal effort, I have a daily do’ just built in. Everyone says “you have the face for it!” (which is a thing that everyone says to everyone that has a pixie, from what I hear.)
However, the “politics” were definitely a subconscious factor.
I think the most revealing hair-feedback was from when I had LOONG hair.
"OMG, you have such long, blonde hair! NEVER cut your hair!" That used to drive me crazy. Oh yeah? Watch me! And then when I was considering cutting, I got the response.."but you’re not a mom!" Like short hair was a post-children, already-got-what-I-need-and-now-I-can-afford-to-have-easy-hair thing. What??
I haven’t personally gotten negative comments about my short hair since the cut. Well, a surprised slap on the arm and “WHAT DID YOU DO!?” might count as negative feedback. So, the shock and surprise demonstrated to me people’s attachment to long hair, and the idea that it was more proper for a young female singleton. People didn’t understand why someone with long blonde hair would choose to cut it. I haven’t been told that it looks bad. I haven’t been told (directly) that I’ll be forever alone.
My favorite was during one of those in-between-haircuts phases where it’s longish (for a pixied girl), when people always ask if you’re growing it out. An elder woman told me during such a phase, “ooh, look at your hair! When it gets long, that’s when you’ll get married!”
(Insert face here)
So, sometimes when my hair is getting longish and needs a cut, and I think ever-so briefly, “what if I just let it keep growing?” A) I start to hate my hair, and B) I think of those comments and am inspired all over again to stick it to the never-cut-your-hair people.
Not to mention, guys never fawned over and complimented my long hair. But I *have* gotten several compliments from fellas, and ladies, on my pixie cut, and I think it means even more. “Wow, I love your haircut!” is much more of a compliment than “Wow, your hair is long!”