Imagine if Mona Lisa was painted with a mustache. Had they been hairy, the pictures would have taken on an entirely different meaning. It would have been about them not abiding by whatever body hair rules were in place at the time. That's something we may be taking granted.
Photo: Suzannah Weiss. My first exposure to the female coming-of-age ritual of leg shaving occurred during sleep-away camp at age eleven. I and some other late bloomers sat quietly on the benches, observing a rite we were too embarrassed to ask our mothers about and too well-behaved to partake in without their permission. My friend and I would sit on the beach piling sand on our legs and removing it with shells, prepping for the real thing. But every time I resolved to ask my mom about it, I would clam up, scared of being deemed too immature for mystically smooth legs. Back then, it was a given that I would shave my legs one day; the question was only when. I took that for granted, as if hairless legs were a biological characteristic of the adult female that I would unveil by removing the unsightly hair clouding my true nature.
Last weekend, a friend of mine stood up in a room of Tech Integration educators to give a presentation, and spoke about not shaving her legs. I stopped shaving my legs in And yet, only in helping her prepare for this speech did I realize that I didn't know my own answer to the question of, So why don't you shave your legs? Believe it or not, people never ask.
Nova Galaxia, 26, has been bullied for 10 years because of her facial hair, which is caused by polycystic ovary syndrome. A woman has revealed how she now has the confidence to grow a "hipster beard" after a decade of shaving her face. Nova Galaxia, who has polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS , has been bullied for years, but has now found love with a stunning model.