Social scientists will try to measure anything, it seems, and in the most recent issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly , a professor at Arizona State has published a paper that attempts to quantify the disgust women feel with regard to body hair — their own, and that of other women. The scholar, named Breanne Fahs, conducted two experiments. Respondents said that shaving was a minor inconvenience and a personal choice, but that overall the idea of body hair was revolting. I always shave.
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Meet Sophia Pinto: the 21st century's standard-issue, all-American perfect The 5-foot-5 Minnesota native -- a sly, funny, year-old natural blonde who spends every summer bikini-clad on the shores of Lake Minnetonka -- works out five days a week. Her slim waist and megawatt smile hearken back to the polyvinyl glamour of the original Barbie doll. In fact, if Mattel were to redesign Barbie based on the new millennium's ideal woman, she would likely resemble Pinto. Healthy, athletic, alluring, and smart Pinto will graduate early this month from Northwestern University , she's both a role model and a sex symbol.
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I started shaving my pubic hair before I knew what it was. While the immediacy with which I took a razor to my nascent pubes probably suggests I had already managed to internalize a slew of gendered beauty standards before even reaching adolescence, the pursuit of hairlessness felt instinctive to me. A Cosmopolitan survey found that 57 percent of women between 18 and 35 go completely bare, and 46 percent of men prefer it that way. Just six percent of women said they keep things all natural, and the same meager percentage of men voiced a preference for a bush-sporting partner.
The bane of many a woman's existence. Sometimes, it's just easier to let it all grow out especially in the winter. Who's really looking?