Today, Autumn wrote about The Conundrum of Body Hair. I’m chiming in. I recently went about three months without shaving my underarms, two and a half months without shaving my legs. From October through the New Year, I grew increasingly fuzzy. The results looked something like this: I say “something like this” because me and […]
A brave friend of mine agreed to speak candidly about her experiences as a non-shaving, non-plucking woman. Get comfy, ladies and gents, this is a good read: Hey, Annie! Care to introduce yourself? Hello fellow Jaunty Dame followers! I’m a friend of Ms. Rebekah, writing to you from Portland, OR. I’m 28 years old, […]
February is gone, and with it ends my month of Body Hair Laissez-Faire. On one hand, the project was a big disappointment; not one reader joined me in razor-hiding, and I’m still waiting for the results of both e-interviews. Plus, I ripped out two brow hairs with my bare hands, thereby violating my own terms. […]
Well past midnight, I stood squinting at the bathroom mirror. I hate getting ready for bed. Taking out contacts, brushing teeth, washing off makeup, smearing on anti-acne junk, letting it dry before applying the OTHER anti-acne junk, flossing (in theory)… all so tedious. If I started this rigmarole at, say, 9 PM, I’d be fine. […]
In honor of my Body Hair? Laissez-Faire! project, Phoebe blessed me with the following flowchart: It brought me great joy.
Seven days after I stopped shaving my legs, my boyfriend packed a suitcase and skipped town. Either he can’t stand to be near someone so obviously mammalian, or he has an opera gig in New Mexico. One never knows. I’ve wondered if conditioning women to dislike their own body hair influences their feelings regarding men’s […]
In a few minutes, I will carefully shave, pluck, and tidy all my body hair— eyebrows, legs, armpits, crotch, belly, toes, and even (gasp!) breasts. Normal stuff; millions of American women perform these rituals religiously. Next, I will take a deep breath and hide all my razors and tweezers. I won’t touch them again until […]