"We let Willow cut her hair. When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world. She can’t cut my hair but that’s her hair. She has got to have command of her body. So when she goes out into the world, she’s going out with a command that it is hers. She is used to making those decisions herself. We try to keep giving them those decisions until they can hold the full weight of their lives."
(On why he let Willow cut all of her hair off)
Read more: Will Smith On Allowing Willow To Cut Her Hair: ‘She Has Got To Have Command Of Her Body’ | Necole Bitchie.com
- He raises a really great point. What would it mean to believe very early that my body was mine. That it’s not for anyone or for any particular purpose other than to be mine until I decide otherwise.
I was damned near 30 before I could believe my body belonged to me & me alone. Dear people who take an issue with this,
Let the Smiths do right by their babies & shut the fuck up about how you think they should parent.
Lot of love for Will Smith right now.
I love that sometimes I get to post positive things on here :) This is an instance where one issue of rape culture exists (the idea that people in general, women and children and people of color in specific, do not have the right to control their bodies, do not have ownership of their bodies, that their bodies exist to be controlled and owned by others be it parents, friends, romantic partners, or society at large) and someone is actively doing something to counteract that issue. I fucking love when that happens! I love it even more when it’s high profile like this!
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