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From Hate to Acceptance: How Women Are Reclaiming the Narrative Around Body Hair

Brenna Pennly smiles at the camera while lifting her arms to show her unshaven underarms.
The pressure to engage in body hair removal can begin from friends, family and even advertisements. Photo courtesy: Brenna Pennly

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From Hate to Acceptance: How Women Are Reclaiming the Narrative Around Body Hair

Unlearning years of societal conditioning is a milestone in the journey to self-love.

The burning of the hot wax, the painful pulling of the thread, the scrapes while shaving, and the tingling of laser, every method of hair removal hurts in its own way and yet, millions of women engage in it on a regular basis. The thought of a hairy woman is so unacceptable that even advertisements of hair removal products show perfectly hairless arms and legs! When did the notion of equating hairlessness to cleanliness arise and how are women confronting this societal conditioning? Watch to know more:

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