Let's Normalize Female Body Hair On Women

The Expectation That Women Need To Shave Is Totally Antiquated — Let's Normalize Female Body Hair

Who says we need to?

The Expectation That Women Need To Shave Is Totally Antiquated — Let's Normalize Female Body Hair
Yamily Santana

I believe that shaving has become something that women feel like they need to do because of society.

For example, summer is coming up, and the novel coronavirus is kicking, so why do females feel like they need to lose weight to fit in on their bikinis and show off their whole hairless bodies?

Shave your legs if you want to. I shave them if I want to not because someone is going to look at me and not because someone feels that it will make me look better. Let's normalize body hair not only on men but on women too.

Let's be empowered by our bodies like the best women's studies professor that I had, Meredith Field at Penn State, told me once.

That wonderful woman showed me and taught me many things about feminism. It is so precious how someone can teach you so much about life that you think you know, but you get more enlightened. Body hair is always seen as an issue for women, but let's normalize who you want to be, not because of what people tell you, so live your truth.

Why are people so afraid about living their life and being judged by others? Live your life and be able to feel liberated with your body and soul. When you live your life, you genuinely want to see a change within yourself.

That is the whole purpose of growing up and being able to make a change, speak, and defend yourself. Sometimes I do this, and I try to reflect on my actions and say what I could've done differently.

I believe, as a woman, I always find myself judging my actions.

If men had the same ability to reflect on the wrong things they did, we would all be in a world where we had less sexual harassment and sexual assault.

I want to take a moment and say that what is happening in the world is disappointing and horrible, but we need to take the time and reflect on how we can do better and stop defending the wrong things you do.

Make a mistake, but try not to make it again and become a better person than you were yesterday.

Body hair, weight, gender, and all the other factors that are part of society are ways to divide us, but we should not let it. Learning and accepting ourselves is the goal always. Be patient and be kind honestly; never let anger or judging someone for their appearance make you feel like you are better because you are not.

Making fun of someone for something that they cannot control makes you a close-minded person. We want to be more reliable, and we want to be able to make a difference.

I'm going to leave you with honesty. If you don't love yourself, don't expect someone to love you. Trust yourself and try new things; never keep yourself shut in a box.


Report this Content

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

I have always felt left out because of how I look and who I am. I have always felt like the elephant in the room, literally. I have always been shamed for my size. For the longest time, I cared so much about what I wear and who I wore certain things in front of. I never wanted to wear shirts that would show a lot of my arm, located above my elbow. I wouldn't wear shorts that didn't go to the tip of my knees, at least. I never wore anything remotely tight, where you could see every curve, roll, or imperfection. I was so insecure about myself, and not many of my friends knew.

Keep Reading... Show less

Being a pharmacy technician never held as many risks as it does now. Exposure too hazardous conditions were little to none, and garbing up was only conducted in IV compounding. But, now, in order to give nurses the medications they need to help their patients, they need us, pharmacy technicians.

Keep Reading... Show less

I Asked My Boyfriend His Opinion On Liking Other Girls’ Pictures, And, Spoiler Alert, It's Cheating

"When you get into a relationship and you're in love, you have to realize that liking photos is for the single lifestyle."

Ladies, listen up. If you are in a relationship with a guy and he is liking other girls' pictures on social media, then it's a red flag. A man who can look at someone else and show interest by liking it means he doesn't care about your feelings AT ALL.

Keep Reading... Show less

-Having struggled with acne prone skin for years, I was cautious to try a new serum on top of the other products I've come to trust.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Your Social Activism May Actually Benefit From A Cleansing Social Media Detox

In the craziest year of our lives, sometimes there's value in taking a break.

We are living through, unequivocally, one of the most dangerous, unstable, chaotic periods of any of our lives. From COVID-19 to crises of police brutality to the mass exploitation of the poor by mega-corporations, the world outside seems to be looking more dystopic every day. What can be done about it? For many, activism involves heavily posting on social media to keep others aware. However, this comes with a net negative cost — increased levels of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness about the state of the world. Why might this be? After all, in past eras activists have endured comparable and greater levels of abuse and relentless torment from oppressors. Why, now, are people getting so easily burnt out?

Keep Reading... Show less

Reading is a relaxing activity that provides many benefits. Everybody reads books (when they are not watching Netflix, chatting on social media, or making Tik Tok videos) to distract themselves from reality for a while. Many do not realize the positive impact that books have like reducing stress, assisting with sleep, improving cognitively, and strengthening the mind. In honor of National Book Day, there are many great novels that you can read to mark this special holiday. Here are the best ones to check out.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Watch 'Arrested Development' On Netflix

"Her?" Yes, she's an amazing show! (You'll get this joke after you watch the show).


"Arrested Development" is an award-winning sitcom that aired for three seasons on Fox beginning in 2003, and then was picked up by Netflix for a fourth season in 2013, and then again for a final season in 2018.

However, it seems to remain one of the world's most underrated and under-appreciated shows of all time. Although this article alone won't be enough to skyrocket the show to Netflix's top 10, I hope that it will open people's eyes to the value and quality of the show.

Keep Reading... Show less

Celebrities Stealing Designs From Small Fashion Labels Is NOT A Good Look, And They Need To Pay Up

When larger, more established figures or brands steal from lesser-known independent creators, they are taking opportunities away from these creators while also profiting from someone else's work and claiming it as their own.

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B recently collaborated on their new single "WAP," with the music video also being released on Friday. Both Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B posted photos of themselves on Instagram to celebrate the premiere of "WAP." An independent designer quickly noticed that the rappers' matching tops were copies of a top she had designed last year.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

When You Have A Disability, Finding A Job Is Twice As Hard, Believe Me, I Know

We have got to create a safer work environment for people with disabilities.

"My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you from doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically." – Stephen Hawking

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments