Thursday, January 1, 2009

So Apparently Girls With Hairy Pits are "Freaks"

Our society has a serious fear of females with hairy armpits. Women who decide to go au natural are labeled as lesbians, freaks, hippies, unsanitary, unfeminine, or a combination of all the above. In a recent article in The Sun, a female reporter goes on a mission to not shave her pits for two weeks, and see how men react.

Just as you'd expect, she reports that the moment lads see her hairy pits, "they run away in horror." She also claims that she has to spend an extra 20 minutes in the shower to wash her pits because it's just so damn unsanitary to have hair in a place that hair naturally grows.

Personally, I am a pit-shaver myself and I prefer to keep them smooth. But I also realize that the reason women shave our pits in the first place is because companies wanted women to buy more useless beauty products to "cure" problems on your body (which aren't really problems, just natural occurrences). You can read more about the history of pit-shaving here (it's super interesting!)

I just wish that hairy pits would be accepted and treated as what they are - compleatly normal and natural. We need to stop hating on the hairy ladies and stop labeling them as freaks just because they don't conform to one ridiculous standard.


  1. I haven't shaved in about 7 months; I go through phases and this is the largest span of time in which I haven't removed any body hair. While I'm damn proud of it, it's hard not to concern myself with what sorts of judgments might be made against me because of this. Why are we so concerned with each others body hair?

    It should be as basic as the hair on your head: if it's healthy and clean, it's nobody's business!

  2. As Michael Franti sings: “All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.”