The stigma behind not shaving my legs.

Beauty STIGMA,

I heard clean-shaved women are more appealing than women with hair. And the very general rule to look appealing or being attractive is for males instead, choosing for themselves. The beauty stigma compels the women to present themselves with smooth legs. But I guess they forgot, that we evolved with HAIR in the first place. Unrevealed Thoughts

The stigma around body hair being unhygienic is untrue. Untrue because the advertisement shows the shaving of already shaved smooth legs. That marks the line to achieving for perfect beauty standard on the fake plinth.

The very ground rule of social construction defined hairiness as being associated with masculinity and hairlessness being associated with femininity. (the not required lesson that I got) They suggested to me, ‘to hide or shave’ because society gets offended as it disturbs the identified classification of what males and females should be. Because that makes me less appealing to men. And, both option is against my will.

Sometimes I heard females saying, they shave for themselves. That may be true only if they are honestly accepting their hairy days without the emergence to shave. But still, I feel, that the leading advertisement broadcasting beauty stigma encourages the need to shave among young females. Is male privilege real?

It’s NORMAL to shave! Why don’t you?

Firstly, it’s normal because we have normalized this. And unfortunately, this normalization leads you to question the acceptance of human evolution. Giving the name of hygienic is saying dirt to those who accept their hairy armpits and flaunts, which is dishonorable. I don’t know, why this is the compulsion that gives sudden ache before shaving. (not sure, but I guess we all get the thought of “let’s not shave”)

I do not shave because I do not feel to. And, I do not feel to because I accept and embrace every spot of scars. The stardust of body hairline is me and choosing to shave or not is optional for me. Also, my unshaven armpits getting nervous around the shaved armpits is natural because of the fear we are living. I was self-conscious and still, I get nervous. Maybe, because of the controversial rumor.

So today, I challenge the narrative. Not only the narrative of being feminine but also, the existence. Let’s break down the definition of patriarchy and the colony of beauty capitalism.

The Final,

What men want should never dictate what a woman does to her body. They are not granting us and we cannot risk keeping them on the pedestal.

I may not be aligned with the defined statement of feminism and such movements around the globe, but I believe, the movement talks about the choice that gives the right to choose for their betterment. The choice that says, it’s natural to not shave. The choice that says, it’s not compulsion and controversial because that’s what we are.

Break down the attitude that stops you from wearing. Because after this long incessant journey of realization and self-care, I am back to my old days (before the date). I flaunt as I used to in fact, more confidently. I put shades of foundation and mascara and all but still, that is my desire which may change overnight. Similarly, you don’t have to shave your armpits or pubes. Your body is perfect just the way it is. And, no one holds the right to say my natural growth is dirt.

https://journeyofpg.com/2022/05/the-stigma-behind-not-shaving-my-legs/

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