Jada Pinkett-Smith is aware of the critics that frown up their noses at the way she raises her daughter, Willow. Willow cuts, dyes and styles her hair as she pleases, a fact that bothers many who feel girls shouldn’t have that much control over their appearance at such a young age.
Jada decided to address the criticism in a Facebook post:
“A letter to a friend…This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. 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. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. 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. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”
I’m pretty sure I’ve reblogged this before but seriously this is something we should be teaching all our children. Their bodies are theirs, not ours as parents. As soon as you tell someone their body doesn’t belong to theirs you take away so much from them.
This is why I hate when I hear kids say “Oh I’m not allowed to wear that/cut my hair/have makeup.”
Will forever love my Mum who never really batted an eye when I was young and said I’d had enough and wanted to cut my very long hair short. No trying to talk me out of it, questioning why the hairdresser was asking her constantly if I wanted to do it instead of listening to me, and ignoring what anyone said about her letting me cut and dye since I was 12.
I was allowed to make my own decision and my own mistakes. It served me well.
Let’s give a moment to those mothers that can not have a child…
and to the husbands that stick by their wives regardless of wether they can have a child
This was the most realistic Disney movie ever.
yeah the part where the house flies off due to a bunch of balloons was very realistic
Actually they consulted an architect about how many balloons exactly it would take to do that to a house of that exact size and weight. They calculated that moment using a physics engine and took everything into account. Unless a professional architect as well as all of the physics professors who put their effort into that highly advanced physics engine are wrong, that take off was actually very doable and scientifically accurate.
GET WRECKED SON
As my friend wrote: “Apparently you can only legally “stand your ground” in Florida if you are murdering an unarmed Black boy, but if you are a Black woman showing your abusive ex that he needs to back the fuck off, you deserve 60 years in prison.”
===Marissa Alexander had been serving 20 years for firing what she described as a warning shot at an abusive husband, but that sentence could triple after her retrial.
Unreal, unfair, and unthinkable. That George Zimmerman could walk free in the same state where this woman could die in prison for firing a gun into the air… it just really kind of makes you lose all hope for the American justice system. Just a little bit.
The Free Marissa Now tumblr is running a Kickstarter to help pay for her defense. Please consider donating.
its kind of sad how women have to market feminism as ‘beneficial for men too!’ because men are so scared of anything that doesn’t at least partially benefit them, the idea of female power for female power’s sake makes their dicks shrivel like raisins