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Old 07 February 2019, 08:48 PM
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It's an interesting question. I wonder if part of it is a recognition (could be positive or negative or neutral) of the gender norm crossing for you to have long hair.

One of my kids, A, has expressed that they are non-binary gender. They say sometimes they feel like a girl, and sometimes like a boy. A was born with the most beautiful long, curled eyelashes. People who know A as a boy have remarked that the eyelashes should have gone to A's sister. Some people just complement them, or (women) say they are jealous of them.

I could see remarking on long hair as a "you go girl!" kind of remark from one person who gets judged about their hair to another.
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