It's natural and completely normal for women to have hair on their legs, arms, armpits, right? But society says otherwise.
Most of the time, we hear that body hair is gross/wrong/unnatural. Women who simply choose not to shave and let their bodies grow naturally isn't welcomed. How/and why did this type of thinking started?
I've asked some guys around campus and some admitted that they wouldn't like a girl who chose not to shave (I asked their legs, as an example) because it was gross, others said they didn't care. But it's the type of mixed/uneasy approach for women to just let their bodies stay natural is that confuses me. Why is this? Shaving shouldn't be mandatory but a choice, I think. If some want to, fine! But for those who choose not to - they're met with hostility.
(I'm also working a project for a class about this topic since it isn't one that is talked about frequently. So hearing some opinions would be great!) Thanks
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I know you asked this almost a year ago, but I thought I'd answer anyway: I agree with you, it's peculiar that humans are the only species in the animal kingdom that try to remove their own naturally grown body hair with strange products like shaving cream, wax, and so on. I'm in a tiny minority here, but...I actually think it's sexy when a girl doesn't shave her legs, pits, vagina, you name it, never plucks or waxes, and just lets her hair grow out everywhere. I always pictured myself with a woman who has all of her natural hair, and wasn't ashamed of it, either, meaning she wore shorts and tank tops to flaunt her leg hair and armpit hair because it's a natural part of the human body. Only thing is, she would in return have to be okay with the fact that I don't shave anything, either. Which means, yes, I have a big long beard.
And I agree, it should be a choice, and also I noticed that guys like me are thought of as weirdos. I have a weird combination of things I like: Girls who are natural and girls who look/act guyish like major tomboys. And it may not be that weird since a tomboy is less likely to shave.0