I'd hesitate to expand Power Hair
to cover a female warrior with short hair, simply because in that case, there's a pragmatic reason for her to have short hair, while the Power Hair
trope is "short haircut as opposed to the supposed feminine 'norm' of long or longish hair, used to indicate that the woman is in a position of political or social power."
Expanding Power Hair
to "female with short hair, either to indicate that she's in a position of power, or that she's an Action Girl
, or that she's a Woman Warrior
" seems to be setting it firmly into the territory we're trying to take the other personal appearance tropes out of
: a personal appearance characteristic that may have been chosen for any one of several, unrelated reasons.
edited 17th Dec '12 3:46:28 PM by Madrugada
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