helen wrote:Not to be redundant, but I think the idea was to talk about things that aren't really discussed in "polite" company but happen to girls in real life. Like hairy legs and messy chunky periods.
But that's the thing - I don't think hairy legs are a thing that shouldn't be discussed in 'polite' company. I don't think there's anything particularly off-putting about them.
cecikierk wrote:Well not every woman need to shave (myself for example) or care to shave, and I don't really believe everything we do is some conspiracy against feminism.
I do agree that not every woman needs to shave. I don't. I also agree that not everything we do is a conspiracy against (or for, for that matter) feminism. I'm not a feminist or anti-feminist, to begin with. (More of a humanist.)
shinybaby wrote:i don't know much about the history of hair removal, especially from a specifically female or feminist perspective, but i was at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) not that long ago and found an interesting tidbit of information: in Ancient Egypt, the men at least (and perhaps both sexes, i don't honestly remember if it said) removed all of their body hair.
Hmm, interesting. It's easy to understand though, because in the dusty desert, I imagine it would be much easier to keep clean without a lot of hair. Modern shaving practices are a little more vague, since it's much easier to keep hairy areas clean as long as you are hygienic.
Also, I am jealous of your ROM visit. It's been years since I was there. I loved the Egypt and ancient China displays!