Shiloh 'Wants to Be a Boy,' Tabs Shocked

Why can't we just let her be who she is—like Angie does?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2010 8:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – First the media got all up in arms about Shiloh Jolie-Pitt’s insistence on dressing like a boy; now Angelina Jolie has revealed she actually “wants to be a boy”—and hysteria is at a fever pitch. (Here’s one example of many “Shiloh Wants to Be a Boy!” headlines.) “Of all the things that the reliably provocative Jolie could have said in her Vanity Fair interview, why would that have been the tidbit that tantalized the tabs so?” wonders Mary Elizabeth Williams.

“Because the idea that we can't all just put on a pretty dress and be as natively feminine as our culture would like us to be is still challenging to a lot of people,” she writes on Salon. “Elsewhere in the article, Jolie refers to her daughter as ‘hysterically funny, one of the goofiest, most playful people you’ll ever meet.’ Shiloh's mom, apparently, sees more to her than her haircut. So when will everybody else?”

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