I think there is an element of conditioning in women that has led to shaving our legs and waxing our underarms etc, but you know what I actually don't care. I like having hair free smooth skin and I do think it looks more 'feminine'
Just like men STILL don't wear skirts and dresses (generally speaking) women STILL shave their legs and armpits. Meh.
I think it all adds up - some women focusing on physical beauty and adhering to male constructed social norms.....Makes it that little bit harder for other women to not be treated as objects, to be treated as equal and to demand and receive respect. Does it make abuse or lack of respect ok? No.
Sorry but you're not going to convince me that overall men have a raw deal when it comes to media pressures affecting their opportunities in life.
Last edited by VicPark; 04-10-2016 at 21:20.
I had a friend who when she was 19 was with a married man and she basically morphed into a barbie doll (dyed her hair blonde grew it long, started getting French polish acrylic nails - even had a boob job - but still felt she was so ugly!) all so he wouldn't break up with her that was wrong on so many levels and that is a legitimate example of expectations of beauty being placed on women which contributes to women being treated with no respect, but body hair? Still pretty meh on that.
But yes let's agree to disagree or we will go round in circles for a while
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