Villanova Student Confronts ‘Hair Privilege’

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A student from Villanova University claims that she confronted her “hair privilege” by… completely shaving her head.

Yep, we’re serious. This girl claimed that she was fighting “society’s oppressive gender norms” by shaving all her of hair off, on camera, while Beyoncé songs blared in the background.

“I’m not a big fan of being oppressed, and I don’t like it,” said Yvonne Nguyen in a Facebook live video, which has since been taken down by the user.

She wrote an op-ed for her school’s paper that included quite a bit of the garbage you would expect from someone with the victim mindset, including “Small and constant comments about how to play the role of my gender were burdensome” or “as a privileged Villanova student, I have the ability and responsibility to recognize my privileges and how I oppress others.”

So you’re going to solve all that by shaving your head? Aren’t sjws like you the ones that are outraged by the Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad, saying it’s offensive that the thought of offering a cop a soft drink would solve anything? News flash, this is probably less effective.

She also wrote, “Shaving my head enabled me to be reflective of ways society forces me to conform to labels that I didn’t choose. Shaving my head liberated me, as I allowed myself to be faithful to my values and genuine self.”

“I would like to remember the privilege I have in terms of being able to grow my hair out,” she wrote, claiming that her shaving her head was in solidarity for people with cancer or diseases.

Look, if you want to shave your head and you’re not going to whine about guys not finding you attractive or whatnot, go for it, do your thing. But when you decide three weeks later that you actually did it as some sort of social statement that is standing up against some sort of imaginary oppression, you’re passed into the realm of truly ridiculous.

Seriously, read some of this:

I have wanted to shave my head for over two years, but giving up my hair was something I genuinely feared. Society’s gender oppression paralyzed me. I didn’t know if I would be able to feel beautiful or societally accepted. But, after the Villanova’s Service and Justice Experience that I embarked on this semester, I realized more now than ever the imperative need for social justice as I’ve encountered people who endure living on the margins of society. Shaving my head permitted me to focus and recognize not just my oppression and privilege, but also my power to change the circumstances for me and others. Even though unshackling the chains of oppression and giving up unjustified privileges was a daunting task, I was forced to choose who I wanted to be.

The victim complex is real, people.

Now I will say, if you actually did this in solidarity for cancer victims, that would be one thing, but why the hell do you have to turn this into a “omg I have so much privilege sorry” pity party? And what’s worse is, she didn’t stop at “hair privilege,” she went on to say that “privileges include food, water, shelter, safety, social support, freedom of speech, education and hair.”

So you shaved your head because some people can’t grow hair?

Here’s an idea: How about, in support of all those who don’t have free speech, you shut the hell up?


(If you want to read the rest of her cringey writing, here you go. Be safe.)




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