You might actually want to go see “Men in Black 3” after you read Will Smith describing why he lets his daughter do anything she wants with her hair.

Parade Magazine asks Smith about Willow hair:

“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 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.”

For the record, Riot Grrrl is an underground feminist Punk rock movement. Riot Grrrl bands often address issues around emotional and physical abuse, sexuality, racism, patriarchy, and female empowerment.

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