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07

What is wrong with Britney being bald? A post inspired by Women’s Space/The Margins

Earlier this week I came across a post by Women’s Space/The Margins on how the mass media reacted to Britney Spears shaving her head.

Women’s Space/The Margins point out how ridiculous it is that after all the very public wrong doing Britney has done in the last few months, flashing her crotch, and hanging out with Paris Hilton. It is the shaving of her head that makes the mass media express concern.

This leads to the obvious question: what is wrong with a woman shaving her head? Why does the media condemn it as being a “crazy act” and why can’t our society accept women who dare to look different?

To me this is a very deep question as our society still struggles to accept woman and people who do not fit into a certain restrictive social mode. Friendships are broken and individuals are alienated all for trying to be the very thing we tell them to be: themselves.

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3 Responses to “What is wrong with Britney being bald? A post inspired by Women’s Space/The Margins”


  1. 1 Raindreamer
    March 5, 2007 at 7:52 am

    Whery good point! What is shaving a head anyway? Obiously she is tired of being blond babe. It is not so unusual to see bold women nowadays. Althoug may be Bold Pop-princesses are more rare. 🙂

  2. March 12, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    Poor girl.
    I wish I could believe that this is Britney’s way of being original- because then I could look at it without being concerned about her, but I don’t think she is shaving her head to express herself – I believe it is a sheer act of desperation and I think it is highly symbolic of the hell she is going through BECAUSE of the media.

    She needs to be given some reprieve from the media/papparazzi, but cannot get any, no matter what she does. The poor kid needs to live an average life for a few years. It must be maddening! I think of a puppy constantly bothered by fleas and ticks – what does it do out of desperation? It chews its own flesh and licks itself bald.

    I would never wish stardom on anyone I care about. I would never want my child to fall prey to the media – they are a cruel predator.

  3. 3 DANIEL BRABANT
    April 10, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    HEY WAZ UP IFEEL FOR BRITTNEY SHE IS GOING THROUGH A VERY HARD TIME AND I DONT CARE WHAT ANY ONE SAYS BUT WE DONT KNOW WHAT SHE IS GOING THROUGH SO I THINK THAT IF BRITTNEY LOOKS AT THIS COMMENT SHE WILL UNDERSTAND LIFE IS NOT THAT EASY ALL SHE WANTED TO DO WAS BE RIGHT AND I THINK THAT SHE IS JUST GOING THROUGH A HARD TIME AND SHE WANTS TO GET OUT OF IT ALSO SHE JUST WANTED TO FIND MR RIGHT AND SHE IS JUST TRYING TO BE A NORMAL KID SHE COULD NOT HELP THAT SHE WAS BORN INTO THE RICH LIFE SO DONT GET MAD AT HER GET MAD AT LIFE BRITTNEY JUST GET THROUGH THIS HARD TIME I BELIVE IN YOU OK LOVE YOU I WILL PREY FOR YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!


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