How does growing your armpit hair has to do with Feminism?

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By Daniella Djiogan

I just recently came across this article on cnn news about a feminist named Xiao Meili, who started an armpit photo contest in order to promote gender equality. Her reasoning was that women shouldn’t be forced by society to shave off their armpit hair, instead, they should embrace it if they so choose to. This got me thinking a lot about the countless times I shave in to appear “as a woman” to society.

Hairy armpit and legs = no No NO!

Smooth Shaved armpit and legs= yes Yes YES!

We women have hair, lots of it everywhere. And to be rid of it, we use hair removal cream, wax, razor, etc.

I suspect some guys don’t even know that women can be hairy. They probably think we were born with no hair. All they see is the after work, the output of our work… their ideal representative of a…

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