Dress codes for many jobs reflect this. Men must wear pants, and sleeved shirts. Women may wear mid-length skirts and sleeveless tops. But women are expected to shave their legs and armpits, so no body hair is ever shown.
There are even men with unusually hairy arms who feel the need to shave or wear long sleeves in professional settings. And even beards are sometimes still seen as unprofessional.
Why is body hair so bad?
Everybody has it. We know it's not unhygienic or anything. In fact it's a sign of developmental maturity and competence to have well-groomed body hair, not laziness or inexperience. So why is it still so taboo in many so-called "professional" settings?
In reality, the view that body hair is "unprofessional" is a social and cultural construct that varies in different contexts and cultures.
In some work contexts, people are expected to maintain a clean and tidy appearance, and this may include the removal of body hair.
This is due in part to cultural expectations around professional appearance, as well as perceptions of personal hygiene and grooming.
For example, in jobs where interaction with the public is common, a more polished and polished appearance is expected.
However, there are many people who choose not to follow these cultural expectations and decide to keep their body hair, and this is perfectly valid.
It is important to recognize that body hair is a natural feature of the human body and there is nothing "unprofessional" about it.
It is a personal choice and each person should have the freedom to decide how they want to present themselves in the world of work and in general.
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