“Long hair represents femininity and vulnerability and sex. It’s princesses and mermaids and porn stars. Short hair, on the other hand, says, “If you think I’m gorgeous, great, but this isn’t about you, pal.” Whoooo, scary! In an ABC interview when she was 15, Miley Cyrus showed off a photo of iconic British model Twiggy, all big eyes and choppy blond hair, and said, “One day I’m going to cut my hair like that. I know I am. I will.” So she did. But in a culture where a female doing something just for herself – not her fiancé, not her family, not her fans – is seen as transgressive, that’s enough to call her masculine and shocking and unstable. And that’s not just sad, that’s totally crazy.”—
Mary Elizabeth Williams, in her Salon piece, ‘Miley Cyrus Haircut Shocker: Short hair isn’t a cry for help’ (via spookypuke)
Karla says: This is exactly what happened when I cut my hair. I was called all sorts of horrible names. I’d worn my hair very long for more than 25 years of my life. My children never knew me any other way. But when I cut it short, people were cruel and you know what? I didn’t care and I don’t care. I did it for me. For. Me. No one else. And I am not sorry.
I’m starting a Tumblr Unschool Directory to provide new unschoolers with a support group. This list will contain high school and college unschoolers, homeschoolers, parents, teachers, potential mentors, potential unschoolers and anyone who has ever left, or thought of leaving, conventional school.