‘this award is for everyone who felt like there wasn’t a space for her.’
SAID BY GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER LENA DUNHAM
WRITER AND ACTOR IN A SHOW CALLED GIRLS WHERE THEY ARE ALL WHITE GIRLS AND SET IN NEW YORK, ONE OF THE MOST DIVERSE LOCALES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
#i mean tbh girls like her really are only friends with white girls #but what pisses me off the most is that people actually act like this show is revolutionary #and that she’s the voice of the generation? #FUCK NO #she is a fucking rich white woman who clearly doesn’t recognize how much privilege she has #SHE NEEDS TO DISAPPEAR
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.”
Cultural Appropriation from the Navajo Nation (to insult to injury, they reprinted appropriated patterns on flasks)