It's Just Hair!
If you haven’t heard, apparently people can just send their kids to school and then get them back without hair. At least that's the story that's running right now involving 'Little Heroes’ group home in Dracut, Massachusetts => Read the Article Here. <= This post is a response to this particular incident so if you skipped over the link, please go back and read.
Who else is waiting to hear the rest of this story? I mean really…?Someone thought it would be okay and there would be no repercussions? I feel like there has to be a few things being left out. And of course, I have something to say on the matter. I am waiting for more information to come out as I am all too aware of Yahoo News as paid click bait. After waiting a few more hours saw this story was on NBC News which makes this story more valid and real in my eyes.
I am doing that thing right now that everyone tells you not to do, which is to post when you are emotional. I am doing my absolute best to remain rational while I write. But you best believe that I am entirely pissed off. Apparently, people have lost their damn minds, and their ignorance is unacceptable. You do not; I repeat do not ever. EVER. Alter someone else’s hair without their explicit permission. You do not alter a child’s hair without the input of their parent/guardian, the one that is in charge of that baby’s hair. Only if and when it is absolutely necessary as in the case of an extreme emergency would you have an obligation to alter that child’s hair. If you do not, then you do not. It's frustrating I am already seeing comments that have me looking at people sideways. For some reason, people are talking about vanity and saying ridiculous things like “It’s just hair, it will grow back.” Well, let me give you a little insight so you all can sit your behinds' down and be quiet.
Hair is an extension of our person, our bodies. Our hair is OUR HAIR. Meaning it belongs to whomever that hair is attached to. This also means in the case of children, that hair is the responsibility of the parent/guardian, who then gets to decide what happens to that child’s hair. To reach in and touch someone else’s hair without their permission is to violate someone’s personal space. No one has the right to deliberately violate someone’s personal space without for any old reason, hair included. Hair is controversial because it means something within our society. Hair is extremely symbolic and has a deep-rooted history, especially in the US. Hair has a very significant and intimate meaning to cultural and individual identity. So, yes the hair will more than likely grow back.
But no, it’s not just hair.
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