*inhale and slow exhale*
Ok, so there is this Girls With Short Hair Are Damaged post flying around on the internet that is making many idiotic misogynistic statements about women with short hair. Statements like:
The cowardly and deluded among us perpetuate the myth that “some girls can pull it off.” Pulling something off, I often respond, is the equivalent of “passing” a class. Just because you have enough left-over attractiveness to remain bangable after cutting off your hair doesn’t mean you wouldn’t look better with it back on.
As if a woman’s identity as being a woman/feminine/attractive is directly correlated to having long hair. This whole post, and further more the website, seems to be on a one-track agenda to putting down women out of fear of women being actually equal to men. Which they are! It’s an irrefutable fact.
But the worst part of this post is not this man’s opinion on what is beautiful, because we all have our opinions and are entitled to it, it is how many other people agree with what this man is saying. Agreeing with not only is the short hair on a woman unattractive but the woman must be damaged beforehand to cause her to want to style it in such way. The comment section of the post is mostly overwhelmed with people arguing against the points, but there a still a good handful of men and women saying that short hair is neither feminine nor attractive. Let alone the amount of people I have seen posting this one their Twitter and Facebook pages agreeing and captioning, “Finally someone said it”.
What!? I don’t understand how people could say a hairstyle makes a woman damaged and that a breakup can cause so much damage to person, resulting in a hair style, and that style must be the sign for men to stay away from such women because they are, “damaged beyond repair”. There are even further statements like:
The bitchiest work colleagues, the most difficult cashier, the most confrontational, aggressive cunts in bars have all shared one trait—short-ass hair.
I cant… And as a man in a room with other men speaking about women, this kind of viewpoint is all too common. Men, listen… if a woman wants to chop off her hair, get tons of tattoos, piercings, wear loads of makeup, dress in sweats, a t-shirt, and flats 9 times out of 10 it’s because she wants to! Not because she wants/doesn’t want attention from men, some man hurt her, or men were even a part of the equation! She has a mind of her own and probably wouldn’t give a damn if you even notice what she’s doing with her beat and outer looks.
I hope for two things:
1). That this man never has children because his boys will grow into misogynistic men if they listen to their father’s every word and abide by his opinions.
2) He get’s over being turned down by that hot super model-esque woman with a cute pixie cut he hit on. I’m ninety-five percent sure she said a polite “no” because he looked unclean and/or had bad breath… straight boys often have bad breath haha