Why do women in North America spend so much time removing hair? Why do we think that hairy armpits and hairy legs and hairy bikini lines are so gross??? Don't get me wrong, I shave, wax and pluck, too!
I know men shave every morning, for the most part. However, men don't have to shave and they can look ok with hair on their faces, armpits and legs!!!
It doesn't take long to shave. The two minutes in the shower with conditioner in your hair is all the time needed to do a thorough job, and smooth legs look so nice! See, I've been brainwashed, too!
I have been to Europe a few times both on and off the beach. Men and women there are a lot more a peace with their bodies. They are willing to show them off to any who choose to look. The majority do not remove hair from the above mentioned body locations and no one seems to mind!
So, what happened when the masses made the move to the New World? All of a sudden hair is no longer a good thing? What difference does a land mass make??
Yes, I know, we have a choice here, too. I do have a friend who chooses not to remove hair and it is not a problem. I think people who choose to live a more organic life are more at peace with their choice and they do not care what other people think!
There are times when I rebel...... I choose not to shave! Good for me! Then I panic! I hear my mother reminding me to always wear clean underwear with no holes it it, just in case. Well, that habit also extends to smoothly shaved skin. If, heaven help me, I am in an accident and need medical help and my legs aren't shaved??????? How embarrassing for me, what will the emergency personal think about me?? I was not prepared!
I know, they could care less, that's what you'll tell me, but you never know....