I mean, it is cool. The pressure to shave, to be a hairless, silky human, as slick as a condom, starts at a very young age for women. It's really hard to escape both peer and media pressure to pluck every rogue curly from your body.
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Let this unbreakable razor cut the locks, let the waters with their moistening power soften the hair of the child. May the Lord of creatures remove disease from this child. May this child attain to long life.
But the hair was always there. At one point during undergrad, I asked my doctor about the hair on my face, and what I could do about it. As a teenager, I shaved my legs and underarms religiously.
When I was at university in the UK in the late Noughties, one of the most liberating things about travelling back to my native China for the summer break was not having to worry about shaving. Chinese tradition had no demands in this respect — armpit or leg hair was just part of your body and nothing to be ashamed about. This month, a campaign headed by young female activist Xiao Meili in China asked women to post pictures of their unshaven armpits on the popular social media site Weibo, China's version of Twitter.
T o shave or not to shave? Absolutely not. Does any woman in the 21st century truly have the time or the inclination to shave her entire face for the sake of slightly softer skin?
By BoomBoomBangNovember 15, in soompi hangout. From what I've personally noticed, a lot of Asians just don't grow as much hair as others do, requiring less shaving. My mom doesn't have have any hair on her arms or legs.
If you've never given much thought to your arm hair, it may be hard to imagine what it's like to be unhappy with your own day in and day out, but that's precisely the self-consciousness experienced by countless women moving from childhood into adolescence. One such person is Nicole, who recalls, "My arm hair was pointed out to me ever since I can remember. The average human body boasts some 5 million hair folliclesand generations of beauty standards across many cultures have dictated that on femme-presenting bodies, some of this hair is acceptable and some of it is not.