Hi everyone, this is Rose here. If you haven’t read my poem in the post just below, and the comments that it created, you should go read them. One of the comments, from Robin, asked if dying her hair meant that she was changing her body.
I asked, why does gray hair on men mean distinguished and on women just mean old. I wonder why we women allow ourselves to be pushed aside.
This is not an anti-men, pro-women stance, I just question why woman willingly buy into societies standards? What drives women to change themselves, change their bodies, change their minds. What voice in girlhood is silenced that allows young women to become meek slaves to fashion and culture. Who’s responsibility is it when woman fail?
It’s ours. We have the power to change our lives. We have the power to do what we want. I have no problem with anything a woman does, provided that she does so with knowledge and understanding.
So Robin, if you want to dye your hair, by all means do so. I think pink with green stripes would really set off a debate.