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Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I am an avid reader of the urban blog I take in consideration when I am reading the blog that some of the news has been sensationalized in order provide shock value, in addition, to being a form of entertainment. However, I came across an article last week, that angered me so much I had to write a blog about it. Sources of the blog site found a picture of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter Shiloh dressed in hoodie, jeans, and a short cut. They begin to criticize Angelina and Brad for “turning” her into a boy. I hate the fact that we live in a society that feels it necessary to scrutinize and comment on the specifications of a 3 year olds gender. She is a chiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiild for goodness sake so let her define who she is when she is ready and at an age where she can fully comprehend.

Society loves to create boxes for everyone and then label those boxes in order to feel comfortable with the status of the individual. I wish we could live in an ideal world in which everyone could just be themselves and be worry free from the harsh and hypocritical judgment of others. A world that was filled with everyone celebrating each others diversity. In addition, I wish the media focused on more pertinent issues like the war or economy instead highlighting the gender of 3 year old…because Shiloh’s decision to dress in jeans and hoodie will really impact society in a drastic way.

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