Feminism, Hair, and Britney Spears, Gloriously, Empoweringly Bald

from Women’s Space/The Margins

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. . . I think Britney Spears shaving her head is a very positive statement.  I love it.  I think it confirms what I believe to be true about her:  that she is beginning to come into her power as a woman.  I also think it is a hearty and resounding “fuck you” to everybody who has used her, exploited her, fetishized her, idolized her, objectified her, worshipped her, hated her, despised her, whacked off to  photos of her (real or fake) *, sprained their fingers in their mad searches for the infamous “Britney crotch shots,” dismissed and trivialized her, made fun of her, violated her, mocked her, and attempted to humiliate, degrade and silence her.  It might be a big fuck you, too, to the ex she is currently divorcing, who, in true asshole fashion, has announced he’s going to fight for custody of their kids.   She’s letting the whole world know she is her own and she knows it; therefore, she will do what she likes, and she doesn’t care what anybody thinks.  She’s becoming her own woman. . . .

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