Was this a subversive feminist bird-flip against female beauty standards? Her look at the premiere of Notting Hill, beaming in a red sequined Vivienne Tam dress, arm raised to reveal a dark tuft, was immediately celebrated as a subversive feminist bird-flip against female beauty standards. Armpit hair remains a bizarre sticking point for anti-feminists.
Whether you're pulling a Paula Cole or writing poetry about waxing, what you do with your armpits is your business. It doesn't affect the rest of us, and frankly, I don't care what your underarms look like. In fact, chances are that I'm too self-absorbed to even notice.
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.
Usually, the traditionally beautiful women we see in adverts and media are smooth all over, so seeing these types of women with hairy armpits still feels a little surprising. Some agreed, some recommended friends. Soon, as his project picked up steam, women began approaching Ben to get involved.
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Is there such a thing as too long? Let this everything guide to growing your armpit hair ease your hairy journey. Why do we have pit hair, anyway?