The Worst and Best Things I’ve Seen This Week

To be fair, she also makes a “It’s Finally a Girl” t-shirt.  I bet your other kids love this fashion statement.

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And from Jezebel or Feministing or New York Daily News (it has been linked everywhere due to its fabulousness):

“Jada Pinkett Smith used Facebook to perform an awesome smackdown on people who have been trolling the parental implications of the ever-changing short hairstyle of 12-year-old Willow Smith:

“The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair, first the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain… It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires.”

When Will Smith was asked a similar question in May by Parade Magazine, his response was equally wise: “If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world.” Be my parents, Smiths!”

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3 thoughts on “The Worst and Best Things I’ve Seen This Week

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