Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Shaving Legs And Armpits

The other day I was thinking about how back when I was  a student in Germany in the mid-1960s the women students didn't shave their legs or armpits.  As a good American student my first reaction was shock.  But over the year I got to regard it as normal.  I considered a post about how corporations shape our thinking and behavior so they can sell more stuff, but other things came up.  I don't even remember how the topic came up.

And then I ran across this posted on a friend's FB page.


  1. Well, I've blogged about my armpit hair, but I must admit, I never thought of dyeing it to match my technicolor head hair. The reason we fought shaving in the '70s is because it infantilized women, tried to keep us prepubescent. Now I may work on color!


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