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Mara Wilson thinks dyeing your hair proves you can change your biology...

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newrubylane Tue 30-Jun-20 13:33:29

Yes, really.

twitter.com/MaraWilson/status/1277355485297905665?s=19

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Pollyputthepizzaon Tue 30-Jun-20 13:35:22

I can’t even think of a response confused

wonderstuff Tue 30-Jun-20 13:35:36

And that's part of the problem, she believes that is true. Another on that thread saying that wearing glasses changes biology.

TheShoesa Tue 30-Jun-20 13:39:09

But what about the roots?

crumpet Tue 30-Jun-20 13:39:17

Honestly that was one of the funniest threads to date. Someone thinking that because bleach penetrated the hair shaft, another pointing to the fact that colour change to a flowers petals if placed in dyed water, meant that humans could change sex, because BIOLOGY.

CigarsofthePharoahs Tue 30-Jun-20 13:41:13

That's funny because I dyed my son's hair blue over lockdown and now he's a girl.
Oh, wait. No he isn't, he just has blue hair that's partly washed out.
I only wish glasses changed my biology. If they did I might not need them any more.

crumpet Tue 30-Jun-20 13:45:39

Perhaps “Just for Men” could help us all break the glass ceiling.

contactusdeletus Tue 30-Jun-20 13:46:35

I think one of the most crushing aspects of all of this is seeing celebrities you used to like exposing what complete ninnies they are.

I could respect Mara if she had a different, but still factually sound opinion to me. What I can't respect is this sort of nonsense. Glasses and hair dye don't rewrite your biology. What next? Wheelchairs change your DNA? And all of it presented like some huge gotcha confused

I suppose now we know what it would look like if Matilda had been the daughter her parents always wanted . . .

Jumblebumblemess Tue 30-Jun-20 13:48:21

You just have to laugh while shaking your head at these people.

TheProdigalKittensReturn Tue 30-Jun-20 13:48:30

What if you've had your hair multiple colors? I worked my way through a good bit of the Manic Panic range at one point. Am I colorfluid?

TheProdigalKittensReturn Tue 30-Jun-20 13:49:15

(Recently I've been adding an obnoxiously bright red because I don't have to go into an office at the moment so why not?)

JKRismyhero Tue 30-Jun-20 13:49:19

That's outright bonkers

Fanthorpe Tue 30-Jun-20 13:50:15

I feel so disappointed, she’s so influential. I really struggle when people I like and respect put forward these bizarre ideas.

RufustheRowlingReindeer Tue 30-Jun-20 13:51:26

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teawamutu Tue 30-Jun-20 13:52:30

Why is she influential? She was a child star but doesn't seem to have done much as an adult?

RufustheRowlingReindeer Tue 30-Jun-20 13:53:58

Oh good lord is she the little one from miracle on 34th street 😳

RufustheRowlingReindeer Tue 30-Jun-20 13:54:36

Why am i so old?

No one say biology 🤔

TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Tue 30-Jun-20 13:54:49

Mara Wilson aka Matilda? Oh dear...

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EmperorCovidula Tue 30-Jun-20 13:55:25

They seem to have confused changing with interfering with. Of they have a very odd concept of biology. Some of the responses are hilarious though, especially the Halloween one.

risefromyourgrave Tue 30-Jun-20 13:55:30

Someone’s saying that because a certain type of fish and some amphibians can change sex it’s totally possible for humans. I’d like to see them develop gills and swim a mile underwater as fish can also do that. hmm

Imnobody4 Tue 30-Jun-20 13:57:58

Never heard of her so just looked her up. She's 32, I knew American education system is bad but this is priceless.

Fanthorpe Tue 30-Jun-20 13:58:21

Influential - on Twitter a lot - pride, LBGTQ etc, gets lots of engagement. Mainly because of being in children’s films, I think a lot of people relate to her because of Matilda -special, different, misunderstood, clever.

AbsintheFriends Tue 30-Jun-20 14:00:46

I think she's 'influential' because the bar on social media is set at 'I know who she is because she was in a film I watched'.

The sexism/ageism combo on that thread is strong enough to power a large city. (I do love the post asking if 'a couple of good spray tans change your race' though grin)

Doyoumind Tue 30-Jun-20 14:04:04

The fact that so many of the animes are agreeing with her says it all. There is no logic to the argument whatsoever.

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