Recently I’ve been paying more attention to accessories and wanting to up my accessories game…mainly cause I didn’t bring any here. Which has led me to notice, I dislike constantly having a hairband around my wrist. Why should I have to wear a hairband around my wrist. It isn’t part of my body and it isn’t a cute fashion statement.
I was just staring at a picture of four artists at their senior exhibition, three of which were female, and two had visible hairbands around their wrists. The other had her sleeves down. It kind of had me thinking that the hairband is a sign of hard work…at least I know when I’m concentrating hard I generally pull my hair back..to be swept out of my face. And it just got me to keep thinking about how a simple object like a hairband can hold so much misogyny. Something so embedded in our culture. Girls have long hair, boys have short hair. Why do men have the short hair? Because they have more work to do? Maybe more physical activity? Women nurse the babies? So if we want to do work we just have to tie our long hair back??
Hmm..not sure…I’m not cutting my hair anytime soon it’s just interesting to think about these complexities.