If you are a woman who is having a bit of trouble or problem about armpit hair, you will surely like this trend. This hair-raising trend (literal hair raising) is highly supported by big time celebrities like Madonna and Miley Cyrus.
Enter the Women's armpit hair movement.
The armpit hair movement all started when a so called Armpit Hair Competition kicked off in China few months ago. The idea was presented by Xiao Meili, a woman’s activist in China.
“Girls are often anxious about their armpit hair as if it’s a sign of being dirty or uncivilized,” Xiao Meili explained. “But we should have the freedom to choose whether to accept what grows naturally on our bodies.”
Underarm hair for women is traditionally seen as very unfeminine and unhygienic. This is what the movement is aiming to change.
"Men have more freedom in terms of what do with their bodies," Meili told The New York Times. "I'm just saying if some people don't want to shave, the rest of us should not think their underarm hair is disgusting, unhygienic, uncivil or not feminine enough."The women's armpit hair movement already attracted the attention and support of some of this generation's most influential celebrities. Some women are also starting to post their own hairy armpit photos with hashtags like "#armpithairdontcare."
Kirke attended a red carpet event without shaving her armpit hair. Many people find it really disgusting. In response to those people, she tweeted this:
Here are some more celebrities who proudly showed off their body or armpit hair in public.It's just my own personal preference. That being said please can we stop talking about pits? #bored #sophialoren pic.twitter.com/BVaqr80B8H— Jemima Kirke (@jemimakirke) June 3, 2015
What do you think of this trend? Do you and will you support this?