Do you shave your legs? Have you heard of the Hairy Legs Club?
There is a new social media thing going on where women are posting pictures of their unshaven legs. Other women are saying they would never do such a disgusting thing.
I am confused.
I have shaved my legs probably less than 10 times in my entire life. From the way people are going on, you would think that I would need to plait my leg hairs or put them in bobbles. It is a wonder I am not tripping up my long leg hairs as I walk down the street.
On the occasions I have shaved my legs, the motivation has come from trying to please a bloke or trying to avoid judgement from other women. Since I have never felt the need to ask a bloke to shave his legs, why should I shave mine? If women judge me harshly merely based on hairs on my legs, I think that is really sad.
If you do shave your legs and get something for you out of doing so great. If you don’t that is equally fine by me. It is your body after all.
Part of what bothers me is the language used when this topic is discussed.
The female presenter used the word “brave” about people who leave their legs unshaven.
Brave means ready to face and endure danger or pain. Shaving can cause pain. What real pain or danger applies if we don’t shave our legs? So no I don’t think being hairy is brave.
Brave people for me are those who take on real challenges or keep on keeping on when life throws curveballs their way.
Only 18 per cent of the people joining in the ITV This Morning survey said they would “dare” to not shave. The word dare is linked to the word courage which involves facing fear.
So what frightens some women into shaving their legs? Anything? If you know, can you leave a comment so that I can understand.
So now you know if you did not do so before that I am “disgusting” but that must also mean that I am so very brave and daring that I am due some Pride of Britain type award right?
1. Men won’t fancy you if you have hair on your legs
2. You will never get on in a job or in blogging if you don’t shave
3. You will never have friends if you don’t shave your legs.
4. People will constantly verbally or physically abuse you for not shaving your legs
5. When we meet, I always look at your legs
Not that brave then after all!