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Mom undergoes dramatic hair transformation to make a point about gender equality.

Mom undergoes dramatic hair transformation to make a point about gender equality.

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Short hair, don't care. Virginia Mellen shaved her head to show her 15-month-old son that “there is no particular way a mom or a woman is ‘supposed’ to look,” according to Yahoo! Beauty.

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Virginia Mellen posted the picture of herself with her freshly shorn hair in the "secret" Facebook group Pantsuit Nation (it's a closed group, so we're unable to link to it). The Maine mom's caption read,

I shaved my head for the first time in high school, and then a few more times throughout college. I always felt most comfortable, confident, and attractive with a shaved head. Over the past few months I wanted to do it again, but I kept hesitating — "Is this OK to do now that I’m a mom?" "What will people think now that I’m older?" "What if people incorrectly think it’s a political statement, or I had a mental breakdown?"

I want my son to grow up with a mom who doesn’t make decisions about her appearance based on what other people think. I want him to know that there is no particular way a mom or a woman is ‘supposed’ to look. So last night I shaved my head, and you know what? I don’t think he noticed. #nastywoman #lifestooshort #pantsuitnation

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