But more and more women are ditching the razors when it comes to their armpits, in favour of going au naturel. Model Gigi Hadid was the latest celeb to jump on the hairy armpit bandwagon , showing off her fuzz in a shoot for the Love Advent Calendar. Comedian and feminist writer Kate Smurthwaite is a staunch advocate of embracing the natural look. Worse still, when life suddenly gets busy you end up with stubble. Men, it seems, are easy. Actually mine have really grown on me. Around the time of Moulin Rouge, ladies of the night in Paris would raise an elbow at men passing by.
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Shaving is the pits, which is why these badass female celebs ditched their razors and opted to go au naturel. In , Alyssa Milano took to Twitter to share a body-positive message to fans. People quickly rallied around the actress in support. Leave everything as is.
Michelle Smith does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. While the album did contain a song with a racial slur in the title, what was most immediately confronting was that the pose Smith adopted on the cover unselfconsciously displayed a thatch of underarm hair. Some 36 years later and a selfie posted by Madonna on Instagram, in which she adopts a similar pose to reveal a more stage-managed growth of hair, has prompted a profusion of media articles and tens of thousands of comments, many of which express repulsion. Madonna used the hashtags artforfreedom, rebelheart and revolutionoflove, which indicate that she was presenting the photo, in which she wears a significant amount of make-up and a bra, as subversive. And is the response solely about beauty expectations relating to body hair? Or is it also grounded in ubiquitous ageism towards women over 40 who dare to highlight their sexuality? Yet the responses to the image reveal much about cultural attitudes towards women and the continued force of expectations about their appearance and behaviour.