When your 5-year-old daughter wants her hair cut short she isn’t making a statement, she is simply stating a preference. Short hair feels better. Yet in our gender obsessed culture it seams more natural that a 5-year-old with a short haircut is a boy dressing in girls clothing than the opposite. A girl choosing a short haircut. Is it okay that our society mistakes young girls for boys if they choose a short haircut? Not really. It also isn’t right that the girl who wants a boys haircut can’t get one at a barber shop, simply because they don’t cut girls hair.
- A child’s hair should not be what causes stares and causes interest in strangers.
- Little girl should not be discriminated at when going to the barbers, but she is.
- Having an unhealthy preoccupation with gender is not okay, and especially not when directed at children.
“That, friends, is my daughter. She hears your questions and feels your stares. She’s not a that. She’s a 5-year-old human.”