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As a shorthaired gal, I’ve heard just about every “theory” people have as to why women chop off their hair. There must, of course, be theories because women can’t just have short hair—right? If a woman cuts her hair short, it must be discussed. There is the “norm,” which is long hair, and the abnormal, which is short hair. I don’t agree with or support that statement—I’m just saying that it is a sentiment that seems to prevail. Short hair is one element of the female aesthetic men seem to care a lot about. I, personally, cut off my hair because I’d had the same super long, almost mermaid-like locks for my entire life and decided life is too short to only try one hairstyle. I was also tired of all the matting—long hair turns into long dreads fast if you don’t comb it meticulously a few times a day. I just thought people would say, “Cute haircut!” when I chopped it off, but they had a lot of other things to say. Here are annoying stigmas about women with short hair.



We’re opinionated

Shorthaired women are allegedly very opinionated, will dominate conversation, and have a lot to say about women with long hair or who subscribe to other traditional “feminine” beauty choices. (Not really—we respect a woman’s choice to have long or short hair and our short hair has no impact on our ability to carry on a two-way conversation).

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