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Edie Everette

Edie Everette ( was a fine artist for years until, impassioned by culture and politics, she became a full-time cartoonist. Her recently...

6 replies on “The Long and Short of Hair”

  1. Or just possibly it’s none of your business what they do with their hair and you should be less judgemental.

  2. “Got off the style train in jr..high” … “it makes you look older”???!? WTF? Way to perpetuate misogynist norms, there. I am honestly shocked to see this published somewhere other than, say. Cosmo.

  3. Aren’t all those poor contemptibly unfashionable country women lucky to have the benefit of your sophistication. How ever did they muddle through without you?

  4. I think a lot of Pentecostals and other fundies believe the Bible decrees that women’s hair should be long, so I think that’s a factor. But also, keeping short hair in good shape with regular trims and quality products can be very expensive, and the time required to style it can be hard to find if you have young kids or farm chores to do.

    With long hair all you need is a brush, some Goody elastics, and a $1.99 bottle of Suave shampoo. And you get the approval of Jebus Christ himself.

    In other words, check your privilege — it’s not always about a poorly developed sense of aesthetics.

  5. I can’t tell if this is supposed to be a big joke or if the author really thinks that other people’s hair is really this important. She certainly seems self satisfied and congratulatory. Rather pathetic.

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