Wednesday, February 3, 2021

๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผ‍♀️ Pressuring Women into Shaving their Body Hair Makes NO Sense ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผ‍♀️

 Howdy yall, I've had a little something on my mind and just wanted to write a little somthin on it. It makes absolutely NO sense for there to be societal pressure on women to shave their body hair. And to be clear, if you wanna shave your body hair thats cool, do whatever you want its your body. My issue is specifically with the societal pressure to conform to a made up standard without even knowing why we're doing it. 

As soon as my leg hair started growing I was taught to shave it off. But no one ever told me why, or why this is something only women do. Why are we just following along to these weird trends without ever interrogating its premise? Let's question shit a bit more shall we? Because now that I am older and wiser, shaving off your body hair makes absolutely no sense. 

Societal pressure can go ahead and fuck right off. 

We have eyelashes, nose hair, ear hair, and pubic hair to protect from harmful bacteria. Our body hair is there for the same purpose. Your pubic hair is there to stop dirt, oil, and bacteria from entering your vag. You need your pubic hair. People who shave their pubic hair regularly are more at risk for getting UTIs, vaginitis, yeast infections, folliculitis, boils, abscesses, HPV, herpes, syphilis, and HIV. You go through puberty for a REASON. You have your body hair for a REASON. Why was I never taught that and only to just shave it off? That's a little fucked up if you ask me. 

Back in the day women didn't give a fffuuuuuuuuuuck about their body hair. It wasn't until about 1915 that women's underarms were targeted by razor companies and current fashion trends. Then in the 20s women's legs were the target by razor companies. Then a razor company in the 50's starting coming up with a ton of BULLSHIT about shaving in order to profit. We were tricked into shaving our body hair (and putting our bodies at more risk for illness) because of capitalism. Some companies just wanted more money so now you have to shave your body hair and buy their products. ???? That makes no fucking sense. 

These companies also made claims that women having body hair is "unnatural." That's weird, then why does it grow there naturally? 

The idea of body hair being "unhygienic" is a myth that is left over from the days when people didn't regularly bathe and pubic lice was a huge problem. We obviously don't have that problem today. Also, if having your body hair was really that "unhygienic" then why is it never said to men? This is only said to women. Are all of the men who don't shave their legs or armpits unclean? Of course not, so why would the women be? And if you really thought that having hair is that "unhygienic" then you might as well shave your head, eyelashes, and eyebrows. 

(Adidas ad)

Also why do men expect women to be hairless? Were you expecting a child? Adult humans have body hair, it's a sign of adulthood. Why do people find hairless prepubescent-looking bodies sexually attractive? It's fucking sick. Only ADULTS have pubic hair and you know who doesn't? Children. Normalizing hairless vags is normalizing pedophile behavior and pedophile desire.

Did you know Cleopatra was known for her long, luxurious, pubic hair? She used to keep her pubic hair brushed and oiled. Wayyyy back in the day rich people were the only people who were allowed to not shave their pubic hair. Cleopatra was flexing that she didn't have any lice and could afford to keep her hair. Just sayin. 

Are you a woman that has body hair? And have you ever been asked, how does your boyfriend feel about you not shaving? Has anyone ever asked you how you feel about your boyfriend not shaving? This is some fucked up societal double standards. Shaving doesn't mean that you're "more hygienic," its a personal preference. Hair actually keeps you cleaner. 

Let people live. Why is choosing to keep your body hair controversial? I don't get why everyone has to control other people's actions that don't effect them. Im tired of these double standards and the pressure placed on women constantly that has no merit. Do shit for YOU. Stop letting other people control what you do. Get your shit together sis, we're focusing on our-fuckin-selves from now on. 


PS. If you "need" to change yourself for a man to like you. You don't want him. 
The egg don't chase the sperm bitch, never chase a man. 

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