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.
Tyler Hoechlin at the premiere of 300: Rise of an Empire (HQ)
Fake tv show meme | Living Pains
Struggling actor Clarence (Simon Amstell) moves in to a cheap room he found on a dodgy online ad. He ends up living with self-proclaimed Kraftwerk wunderkind Max (David O’ Doherty) who only cares about perfecting the keyboard and neat freak TJ (Jon Richardson) who is obsessed with cleanliness…and getting laid. Moody neighbour Dan (Richard Ayoade) practically lives in their kitchen closet too, conveniently appearing when someone’s ordering takeaway or buying booze.
Fuck I want this bad. Even though JON IS BASICALLY PLAYING HIMSELF RIGHT?
The Skittles 13 Going On 30-Inspired!AU That No One Asked For: [part 1 of ?]
Scott McCall is a freshman, a loser and fed-up with wanting more and never getting it. Of course, his best friend, Stiles is more than okay with just having one friend, but one night, after not being noticed again by the girl of his dreams, Scott wishes that he could be more — popular, older, better — and the next thing he knows, he’s waking up, stronger, a senior, popular, and in a completely seemingly different world — but it only makes him confused, especially the fact that his best friend doesn’t seem to be his best friend…and he’s apparently spouting fangs.
Right so in my ” you’re never alone ” dadneto/Cherik verse, sometime in the future, Charles and Erik are married and Charles has partial custody of David from Gabby, and Suzanne comes back into Lorna’s life, so they have anywhere from three to five kids at the house at any given time, and while…
And that is the best excuse I’ve ever heard…