It seems some women were so inspired by Hillary Clinton, and so devastated by Donald Trump’s election victory, that they are taking drastic measures to deal with their emotions.
Many of the women who were “Stronger Together” with Clinton have taken their shattered dreams to the salon, chopping off their hair as the ultimate emotional freak-out.
In “The Post-Trump Haircut” published this week by New York Magazine, author Heidi Mitchell chronicled the “phenomenon” of women drastically changing their hair styles and hair color following the election.
Radio host Joe Walsh put the women’s tantrums and tresses into perspective.
Women so upset w Trump’s win are cutting off their hair.
Babies. In Venezuela, women sell their hair for groceries. https://t.co/AB63MFapcP
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) December 8, 2016
Indeed, the economic situation in the socialist country has grown so dire that women are reportedly chopping off their hair, not in protest, but in desperation to buy basic necessities to live.
Back in Washington, D.C., however, grown women are changing their looks in an act of “rebellion.”
“I cried for three days. I felt like it was the worst thing, politically, that ever happened in my lifetime. It was catastrophic,” a professional woman from Atlanta said. The election sent her into a “downward spiral” that ultimately had her dying her hair black.
“I was like, f** it! The election deadened my soul. I think I wanted to do something defiant to feel stronger,” she said.
— FemMilVet (@femmilvet) December 9, 2016
A former professor of psychology at UCLA said the reaction is a common way to deal with a loss of control.
“People will use all kinds of coping mechanisms, and cutting their hair and changing their look is one way to show or feel that they are doing something over which they have control,” she said.
@TheCut Self-imposed angst is well deserved. I’d feel bad but I don’t.
— Ree Fungorio (@ReeFungorio) December 9, 2016
A George Washington University teaching instructor included in the article said the election caused her to cut her hair off.
“The election results felt like an attack on minorities, women, and marginalized people in general,” she said. “Having long hair was my attempt to fit into society, so after the election, I felt a need to exert my ‘uniqueness’ and not tie my femininity to the length of my hair.”
@TheCut See, Hillary’s lies and bribes are helping the economy already! Hair dressers celebrate!
— IpsoPhakto (@Mcschweety) December 9, 2016
The Atlanta woman, a mother of two, added “For many of us, with this election, it’s like your boyfriend dumped you in a really shocking way with no explanation and then moved in next door.”
@TheCut Another reason Trump won- restore sanity.
— Lisa (@Flyingright1) December 9, 2016
Twitter users did not offer much sympathy, or cheer on their fragile sisters.
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— Kayla (@VixenRogue) December 7, 2016
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— huitecouture (@huitecouture) December 9, 2016
— Boiling the Frog (@BoilingtheFrog1) December 9, 2016
— TheRealLauraMx (@TheRealLauraMx) December 8, 2016
— David Garb (@GarbGarb) December 9, 2016
This should make things easier for red-blooded American males.
— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) December 8, 2016
— Cherae Klossner (@Cherae_K) December 8, 2016
— O ONeal (@ooneal01) December 8, 2016
— Richard Vincent (@BigRMV) December 7, 2016
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