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Now a kid can't even be a tomboy without it being a major issue?! This is insanity!


When we saw the cover of Life & Style Weekly this week, we were outraged. The headline? "Why is Angelina Turning Shiloh into a Boy?"

This is just ridiculous. The girl is 3 years old. If she wants to have short hair or be a tomboy, why is it anybody's business? And why is this front-page news?

Life & Style even quoted a so-called parenting "expert" who implied that allowing Shiloh to express herself in this way is somehow damaging. "Little girls have never been women before," said Glenn Stanton, director of Family Formation Studies at the conservative organization Focus on the Family. "They need help, they need guidance of what that looks like. It's important to teach our children that gender distinction is very healthy."

Give us a break! Are you freaking kidding us? MOVE ON!

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248 comments so far | Post a comment now
Sling Lady March 3, 2010, 7:39 PM

Hilarious post… and so true! Lots of mother don’t want to turn their daughters into girlie girls. I agree with you - move on.

Kristyn March 3, 2010, 9:19 PM

Amen Glenn, there’s nothing wrong with gender distinction! I love that my girls are girly girls and hope they remain into the princess, pink, & doll stuff. And also appreciate all the positive things about being a woman later on in life. Although if they chose to dress like boys on their own, I’d accept that, but I can’t say I wouldn’t be sad inside. I’m proud to have 2 daughters.

Kristyn March 3, 2010, 9:23 PM

I also have to add I wouldn’t be very surprised if Shiloh grows up very confused and different than the rest of her peers, or even made fun of for it, we all know how school aged kids behave…it’s one thing is the child herself is choosing this attire & hair style entirely on her own, but we as the public will never know the full story, I just hope it’s not her own mother pushing this on little Shiloh….besides, it’s a tabloid, so who knows what’s true & what is not.

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 5:09 AM

At 3 her PARENTS are choosing her haircut and clothes, not the 3 year old. I don’t have anything wrong with being a tomboy (one of my own girls still is) BUT totally turning her into a boy - that’s just weird.

Robin March 4, 2010, 9:58 AM

Can anyone think that maybe Shiloh cut her own hair and then her parents had to get it FIXED?? come on people she is three and kids do mess with scissors. Even if Shiloh didn’t do it remember that she has 3 other siblings!!!

Jenna March 5, 2010, 10:47 AM

“At 3 her PARENTS are choosing her haircut and clothes, not the 3 year old.”

Haha, are you kidding me? When my daughter was two she was picking out her own clothing. She had a nice mix of feminine and tom-boyish clothing and she was allowed to wear whatever she wanted. It’s important for children to express themselves.

As for the haircut, there are so many reasons to give kids a short hairstyle. For one, it’s easier to manage, but did anyone other than Robin stop to think that maybe she cut it herself? Or got gum in her hair and they had to have it cut out? My kid had fairly long, curly hair — until the neighbor boy went and smashed gum in it and we had to get it cut pretty short. Or maybe Shiloh decided she wanted it short. Contrary to what people seem to think, three-year olds do have opinions.

Anonymous March 9, 2010, 10:21 AM

Jenna - perhaps your 3 year old runs the show, but mine certainly did not, so yes, at 3 the majority of parents are parenting and picking the child’s clothing and haircut

Critt March 23, 2010, 12:55 PM

I let my 3 year old decide what she wears, how she wants her hair. She dresses herself and is super girly. I would like it if she would like to cut her hair,but she tells me no she wants it long. That girl is devoloping style. Her outfits are starting to match :).

Kristen Taylor March 23, 2010, 5:24 PM

The magazine obviously took one picture and trumped up a big story with absolutely no basis for it. There is nothing wrong with girls who don’t want to wear frills or pink. I applaud her parents for letting her dress in whatever makes her happy and comfortable. Re. her hair, short hair on kids is so much easier than long…especially if you have six kids.

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