I've written about curly hair before, and the societal issues with it. Today, I read a piece in the New York Times by Judith Newman discussing her own feelings with having curly hair, and how it has affected her in her day-to-day life. The article is interesting, albeit a tad depressing, since it appears Newman really wants curly hair to be "popular" again (why this is important is beyond me). Anyway, in the article, Newman quotes Bravo's "Millionaire Matchmaker", Patti Stanger. And, well, Stanger is straight-up talking shit about us women with curly locks. She states:
Curly hair is like redheads—they just don’t get a lot of play... I don’t know why. I just know that to be a dream girl you need straight, long, silky, humidity-resistant hair. Also, I think curly hair reminds them of—well, let’s be polite here. Let’s just say a pterodactyl nest.
Oh really, Patti? REALLY? Not only does Stanger insult curly-haired women, but she also manages to insult redheads. Since when does straight hair = "dream girl"? Do we live in a fucking Disney cartoon? This language also exhibits some pretty strong racism and ethnocentrism. I guess it's only fitting, since Stanger is in the business of "helping" women dress/act the "correct" way to snag a man. Because, you know, what women do and wear is all for men.
Fuck you, Patti.