Why patriarchy fears the scissors: for women, short hair is a political statement
”He writes that long hair is “almost universally attractive to men, when they’re actually speaking honestly… Women instinctively know this, which is why every American girl who cuts, and keeps, her hair short often does it for ulterior reasons … Short hair is a political statement. And, invariably, a girl who has gone through with a short cut – and is pleased with the changes in her reception – is damaged in some significant way. Short hair is a near-guarantee that a girl will be more abrasive, more masculine, and more deranged.”
The essential argument is: men like long hair, and what sane woman would ever want to do anything that decreases her capacity to please men? “(via fucknosexistcostumes)
I understand the whole idea of short hair being a political statement. If that’s the statement you want to make then I fully support you. However, it irritates me when people imply it can be the only reason to cut one’s hair short. It still suggests that men and their opinions control our actions, when there are actually plenty of practical reasons for short hair. It’s more comfortable when it’s hot and, in my opinion the most important reason, it significantly reduces the amount of hair that gets caught in your buttcrack when you shower. I get annoyed at people who assume that a girl cutting her hair has any damn thing to do with a guy.