Rad is out of control, says experts at the NY Post.
My radically new (compared to what it once was, not what I've had in the past) haircut occured the same day that Jezebel posted a short article from the NY Daily News that celebrities (and women in general, by extension) get new hair color because they are desperate to exert control over their lives. This is meant to explain why Rhianna, whom I remember has always had great hair, recently dyed her hair red. The article claims that this is an attempt to control one aspect of her life in the context of her recent trauma. While the article is concerned with hair color change, I think that the message is pretty frustrating in general. There are few annoying quotes by a psychologist and a social worker, saying that women change their hair, which is easy to do, because of break ups, losing a job, milestone birthdays, and general lack of control in their lives.
I agree that women do change their hair when things like this happen, but I hate the idea that the that changing hair or hair color is somehow an irrational act. The Jezebel editors ask: why can't Rhianna just change her hair color because she's having fun? I also question this logic. Why can't a girl just like to change her hair? Or why can't hair cuts at milestones or significant events be a celebration of one's independence, achievements, and choices? I cut my hair short every so often because my hair grows really quickly, and I hate hair on my neck in the summer, and because it highlights different parts of my face. I don't think my style choices can be generalized or explained by some psychologist or social workers saying, "Oh, Rad turned 30. No wonder she chopped off her hair."
What's your take on this idea? The Jezebel commenters have interesting thoughts on this (including one women's expression of envy towards women who are brave enough to do bold things with their hair).
(Also, the shoe finding was successful, although not finding the versatile shoe part. More on this later).