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Jada Pinkett Smith posted this on her Facebook page, in response to people asking why she let her daughter Willow cut her hair. I couldn't love her response more:

"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.
More to come. Another day."

"Her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair."

When will we live in a society where beauty isn't a narrowly defined set of conformist conventions that determine a woman's worth? I hope that more and more people come to think like this loving mother.

You go, Jada!

she better then me i woulda simply its none of their gawdamn business its her hair.. @nberry1620 part of me was thinking that though lol
That's all well and good, but answer me this... How on earth can she "whip her hair back and forth"?? 0_o
Heck yeah!!! That's an inspiring mom. I can't imagine how hard it is to raise a kid, especially under the spotlight they are. But hair? Really? What matters is character.
awesome response from Jada. I love her. but the real question I why are all these people so concerned with what this child does to her hair????????
this is part of the reason why I respect her so much not just as a actress but as a woman and mother.
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