So what's wrong with short hair?

Via Jezebel comes a story from the NY Daily News about the horror (the horror!) of the renewed popularity of short haircuts for women (you know it’s popular when Posh Spice does it). As someone who cut her hair short years ago and never looked back, I just don’t get it. And more importantly, why does the NY Daily News think women should care what these men think? Not to mention, as the Jezebel blogger points out, that “women are basically being told that they should consider how men look at them when they are making choices about what to wear and how to style their hair.” That rubs me the wrong way, too — it’s my hair and I’ll cut and keep it short if I want to.

I know it seems like a little thing, but it’s part of a larger pattern of the scrutiny of women’s bodies — something I am heartily tired of.