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Willow Smith: “Don’t Be Afraid to Be Yourself”

Many people may know that last Monday, 9-year-old Willow Smith, daughter of Will and Jada and apparently freshest face in the pop music game, released a music video for her single “Whip My Hair”. So far, the video has been getting tons of play, making its rounds on the internets and just generally causing a stir. I personally have been jamming to the song, but hey, maybe that’s just me.

What many may not know is the meaning behing “Whip My Hair”. In a recent interview with MTV, Willow Smith explained the inspiration behind her lyrics:

“‘Whip My Hair’ means don’t be afraid to be yourself, and don’t let anybody tell you that that’s wrong. Because the best thing is you.” ...

Many people may know that last Monday, 9-year-old Willow Smith, daughter of Will and Jada and apparently freshest face in the pop music game, released a music video for her single “Whip My Hair”. So far, the ...

Feminism for Beginners: Kids Movies

Okay, we’re all grown up now and there’s no need for this discussion, right? Wrong. Kids are often at that age where their opinions are forming and when they can distinguish reality from fiction and fantasy. So these movies do much to further a bit of debunking on gender stereotypes. I’ve gathered a few of my favorite films and critiqued them on a feminist level.

National Velvet (1944)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNsWrMc3Ep8

This film starring a young Elizabeth Taylor is a about a young girl that wants to compete in the male only Grand National, a horse race, accompanying her is her friend who masquerades her as a boy and her supportive mom who has remembered her own experiences with sexism when she swam across ...

Okay, we’re all grown up now and there’s no need for this discussion, right? Wrong. Kids are often at that age where their opinions are forming and when they can distinguish reality from fiction and fantasy. So ...