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On female children and independence

2012-05-25 18:19:17.67667+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

QOTD, Will Smith on his daughter:

"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."

From this Parade interview via Shakesville quoting it by way of Medley.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-25 21:26:38.51594+00 by: spc476

I guess she won't be flipping her hair back and forth any time soon.