History Main / LongHairIsFeminine

13th Jan '17 9:17:26 AM fearlessnikki
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* In both versions of ''Film/TheParentTrap'', the tomboyish twin has shorter hair than the GirlyGirl.



* Jo in ''Literature/LittleWomen'' sells her hair to pay for a train ticket. As she's a 19th century {{Tomboy}}, her long hair was her "one beauty" (according to her sister Amy) because it added to her femininity.



* Inverted in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' where the most gentle and feminine of the women Mary Margaret has the shortest hair in the cast - and her Enchanted Forest counterpart Snow White (who was an ActionGirl) had long hair. Likewise tough cookie Emma is probably the least feminine character and she has long blonde hair.

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* Inverted in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' where the most gentle and feminine of the women Mary Margaret has the shortest hair in the cast - and her Enchanted Forest counterpart Snow White (who was an ActionGirl) had long hair. Likewise tough cookie But tomboyish Emma is probably the least feminine character and she has Swan was given beautiful long blonde hair.hair because the creators wanted to convey that she had a "fairy tale princess side to her".
4th Dec '16 8:12:34 AM GentlemensDame883
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' with the Nagato sisters. Nagato, who has more masculine traits, is the one with long hair, while the more feminine Mutsu wears it short.



* Anvil, of ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'', is dangerously susecptible to the trope. WordOfGod says that she keeps her hair very long due to some insecurity about her femininity, which in turn is due to her exceptional height and formidable musculature. However, this may not be a good choice for a superhero -- and a brawler at that. She's smart enough to tie her hair up securely if she knows that a fight is coming up, but she doesn't always get the chance and [[http://grrlpowercomic.com/archives/1493 at least one opponent takes full advantage of this.]]

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* Anvil, of ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'', is dangerously susecptible susceptible to the trope. WordOfGod says that she keeps her hair very long due to some insecurity about her femininity, which in turn is due to her exceptional height and formidable musculature. However, this may not be a good choice for a superhero -- and a brawler at that. She's smart enough to tie her hair up securely if she knows that a fight is coming up, but she doesn't always get the chance and [[http://grrlpowercomic.com/archives/1493 at least one opponent takes full advantage of this.]]
9th Nov '16 7:00:23 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/CountToTheEschaton The Hermetic Millennia]]'', the Nymphs all wear their hair at least waist long.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/CountToTheEschaton The Hermetic Millennia]]'', the Nymphs all wear their hair at least waist long.
30th Sep '16 6:29:55 AM Gowan
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor''; at the court of the elven emperor, all people of importance have long hair, short hair is reserved for low-ranked servants.
* Played with in ''Literature/{{Hurog}}''; men tend to wear their hair shorter, but traditionalists might wear long hair, as was the fashion of past times.
* Played with in ''Literature/KatIncorrigible''; Kat cuts her hair short in an attempt to disguise as boy. When that plan fails, she is stuck with the haircut. Her stepmother hates it, deeming it very impoper for a girl, her father doesn't mind, and another woman kindly states that short hair is now the latest London fashion and that Kat looks like one of the women in the fashion magazines.
27th Sep '16 2:32:40 PM DeepRed
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Long, luscious hair is regarded as an archetypal feminine trait in quite a few cultures and commonly accompanies [[AlwaysFemale other such traits]]. One of the only exceptions seems to be the BarbarianLonghair, which has been a masculine trait at least since the BibleTimes. Another, of course, is that [[HumansAreWhite some groups of people]] are largely incapable of growing long hair without much scalp work.

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Long, luscious hair is regarded as an archetypal feminine trait in quite a few cultures and commonly accompanies [[AlwaysFemale other such traits]]. One of the only few exceptions seems to be the BarbarianLonghair, which has been a masculine trait at least since the BibleTimes.BibleTimes; and its descendants, the [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippies]] and [[HairMetal heavy metal rockers]]. Another, of course, is that [[HumansAreWhite some groups of people]] are largely incapable of growing long hair without much scalp work.
28th Jul '16 6:25:09 AM DeathsApprentice
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', this is inverted with [[TheLadette Amethyst]] and [[LadyOfWar Pearl.]] Amethyst has ankle-length hair, but she's by far the most crude, hedonistic and slovenly of the Gems, while Pearl's hair just reaches her chin, and she's prim and proper and the most conventionally feminine.
20th Jul '16 12:23:01 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* TomboyishSidetails\\
Short hair and two tail on each side indicates tomboyism.



See the first entry in the RealLife folder.

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See the first entry in the RealLife folder.A forced and/or sudden hair cut is traumatic for women who value their long hair.
6th Jul '16 10:31:08 PM sparkles38
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* Averted in the first three ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' movies, where all the male characters except for Shrek have long hair.
27th May '16 8:15:07 AM Pichu-kun
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* Since ''Manga/WanderingSon'' is a manga heavily themed around gender and gender roles this pops up.

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* Since ''Manga/WanderingSon'' is a manga heavily themed around gender and gender roles this pops up.up:



** Averted with Maho, Nitori's mom, Makoto, and Momoko who are all varying degrees of feminine but have bob styles or shorter. Chizuru is a tomboyish girl who likes wearing the boy's uniform to school but has the longest hair in the manga. Popular model and singer Maiko originally has GirlishPigtails but cuts her hair into a pixie late into the series, subverting this trope.

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** Averted with Maho, Nitori's mom, mom Satomi, Makoto, and Momoko who are all varying degrees of feminine but have bob styles or shorter. Chizuru is a tomboyish girl who likes wearing the boy's uniform to school but has the longest hair in the manga. Popular model and singer Maiko originally has GirlishPigtails but cuts her hair into a pixie late into the series, subverting this trope.



** Marika is a trans girl. She likes long hair but keeps her hair cropped into a bob haircut due to living as a boy. She cuts her hair shorter partway through the series but grows it out past her shoulders [[spoiler:once
** Ryousuke crossdresses to [[MySiblingWillLiveThrough pass as his deceased sister]] Yui. In elementary he had short hair but currently he has long hair, at least partially [[MessyHair due to his melancholy nature]] and partially because Yui wore GirlishPigtails. [[spoiler:When he stops crossdressing he cuts his hair.]]

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** Marika is a trans girl. She likes long hair but keeps her hair cropped into a bob haircut due to living as a boy. She cuts her hair shorter partway through the series but grows it out past her shoulders [[spoiler:once
[[spoiler:once she begins living as a girl.]]
** Ryousuke crossdresses to [[MySiblingWillLiveThrough [[MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe pass as his deceased sister]] Yui. In elementary he had short hair but currently he has long hair, at least partially [[MessyHair due to his melancholy nature]] and partially because Yui wore GirlishPigtails. [[spoiler:When he stops crossdressing he cuts his hair.]]
22nd May '16 4:21:45 PM lavendermintrose
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* ''Anime/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'' tries to use this for [[spoiler: Etoile]]'s gender reveal, by showing her taking her long hair out of her helmet. The problem? [[SubvertedTrope Over half of the main cast]] are [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long-haired pretty boys]] ([[BadassLonghair even the tough ones like Daryun]]), so it doesn't quite get the point across smoothly.

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* ''Anime/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'' tries to use this for [[spoiler: Etoile]]'s gender reveal, by showing her taking her long hair out of her helmet. The problem? [[SubvertedTrope Over half of the main cast]] are [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long-haired pretty boys]] ([[BadassLonghair even (even the tough ones like Daryun]]), Daryun), so it doesn't quite get the point across smoothly.
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