Resistance to remove body hair has been used as a political statement by feminists for decades. Some twenty-somethings may remember the Julia Roberts pit-hair fiasco of 1999. Today, there is no shortage of women on blogging sites like Tumblr brazenly displaying their body hair and their own brand of beauty in the name of feminism, body positivity, and not giving a damn. A Tumblog about one woman’s quest to grow out her body hair has even gone viral (warning: some NSFW images). It’s becoming a wider conversation, not only for self-proclaimed feminists, but for all women who wonder why the heck they are spending so much time and money on such a meaningless task. We ain’t nothing but mammals, after all.
Despite the huge support for a body hair revolution, though, there are still those who are downright disgusted at the thought of a woman relinquishing the razor.
Want to be a part of the re-emerging body hair revolution? It comes down to this, twenty-somethings: What do you prefer? Are you tired of a life of itchy razor burn? Then give your skin a break and see how the natural life feels. On the contrary, if you love the feeling of being smooth all over, then keep doing your thing. It’s actually that simple.
Are you in the habit if getting rid of your so-called “unsightly” hair, or do you rock it proudly? Tell us in the comments below!