It's We need to stop shaming women who refuse to succumb to stereotypical gender norms—women have every right to embrace their body hair. Gloriously, the first month of the new year has been dubbed "Januhairy," an ongoing celebration on social media encouraging women to grow out and show off their body hair.
And if them shits are hairy, all of the talk of acceptance and the perils of prejudice gets tossed down a drain clogged with short-and-curlies. A screengrab was uploaded to Facebook shortly afterward, racking up thousands of abusive comments about how disgusting Lina was for neglecting to shave her pits. Take the Hair Back!
By Radhika Sanghani. Unlike most young women, the thought of her underarm fur did not make her balk and silently thank Gillette for selling Venus-themed razors. Instead, she felt that it was "a real shame" she had been shaving for so long she didn't know what her real armpits looked like.
Just this week, the Internet went berserk over a sweet throwback family photo posted by Leonardo DiCaprio that revealed his mother—gasp! However, I never really understood just how intensely people feel about the matter until I let my own grow out. For starters, my armpits and I have always had a mercurial relationship. After a while, a girl gets fed up.
Lately, women have been growing out their armpit hair and dyeing it all sorts of stunning shades. Yep, brightly colored armpits are indeed a real thing, so I guess it's safe to say that the rainbow hair craze isn't just for the strands on your head anymore. Thanks to celebs like Miley Cyrus, hairy armpits are definitely having a moment in the social media spotlight, as all sorts of women are following suit and making style statements by giving their pits a pop of color.
Skip navigation! Story from Celebrity Beauty. Amandla Stenbergone of Hollywood's true beauty chameleons who's fearlessly rocked everything from neon eyeshadow to blue braids to rainbow hair to a crystal-encrusted bobby pin headdressis now getting attention for simply showing off the hair that grows naturally on her body.
Whilst the history of women's hair removal is a long and confusing one, the mystery around female body hair is pretty uncomplicated. Humans, and therefore women, have body hair and can decide what they want to do with it. Unfortunately, gender politics has somewhat muddied this truth, leading some to believe that body hair on women is unsightly, uncleanly and not 'womanly' at all.
Here's hoping the sales of Lady Remington take a dip this month thanks to Australian women who are growing their armpit and leg hair to raise awareness of domestic violence. Get Hairy February launched this week with more than women pledging to let their bodies do what nature intended while raising funds for The Full Stop Foundation, an organisation that works to prevent violence against women and provides support to those affected. Actress Lola Kirke received death threats after showing off her armpit hair at the Golden Globes last month.
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Hundreds of Chinese girls have been taking part in a new trend on the Chinese social media platform Weibo. Image via dailymail. Furthering our endless conversations about body hair on Oyster, a tonne of girls in China have taken to the Facebook-like social media platform Weibo recently, showing off progress photos of their underarm hair.