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body hair

“I had never seen a woman with chest hair on the cover of a magazine before.”
Women are putting down their razors and picking up their natural confidence.
When to shave, when to wax and when to consider laser.
"When a man tells me / I’m beautiful / I don’t believe him. Instead, I relive my days in high school / When no matter how good I was / I was always the girl with a mustache."
Long live dinosaur tattoos and armpit hair!
One girl shares her traumatic experience.
13-years-old: I get up to get some paper from the cubbies in the front of the classroom and a boy follows me. He loudly asks me why Indian girls are so hairy. I stare at him, shocked, wanting to disappear. He presses on, telling me all brown girls are unattractive and he's only ever met one girl hairier than me. He tells me her name, as though I'd know her. I turn around and ignore him until he goes away. The whole class is quiet -- no one sticks up for me. I learn what it's like to hate your skin. Really, really hate it.