Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Cuts Her Hair

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In celebrity news lately has been the fact that Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has debuted an even shorter hairstyle. For the past few years, Shiloh has been photographed almost exclusively in boy's clothes, with boy hair styles. In the August issue of Vanity Fair, Shiloh's mother, Angelina Jolie, says this about Shiloh's personal style: “She wants to be a boy, so we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys' everything. She thinks she's one of the brothers.”

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So this brought a thought to my mind: should we follow our child's lead in the way they want to dress/act? Or should we instill in them the “classic” gender roles that society has deemed appropriate?

I know many people in the internet world have gone as far as calling Jolie and Pitt bad parents for catering to their child's wishes to look and act like a boy; however, I am not so sure that they are doing any “damage” to their daughter by allowing her to choose her own personal direction regarding her style and manner.

In fact, I would argue that forbidding her from dressing like a boy would do far more emotional damage than going with the flow. Maybe she will grow out of it, or perhaps she will grow up and continue to emulate “boy” characteristics.

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What do you think about it? Would you allow your child to dress and act opposite of their gender?

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Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Cuts Her Hair

Heather Montgomery is a freelance writer with a background in Elementary Education and an almost embarrassing need to read celebrity gossip. As a work-at-home mom to three children, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She was married in 2003 and currently resides in Florida. ... More

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  1. Kristin says:

    I know to see your child choose another gender over their own can be traumatizing for some, but for me if my son (now 19months) decided when he was older to start dressing like a girl, I wouldn’t stop him. I would definitely try to express the hardships that would come along with that choice and let him make the decision. My belief is that I don’t care how my son chooses to live his life or express himself as long as it makes him happy, doesn’t hurt anyone else, and he grows up to be an honest, hardworking, and compassionate individual. With all the hate and violence in the world today, I don’t feel like it matters what gender a person identifies themselves with as long as it creates happier and positive person.


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