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message 1: by Savannah, Our Shared Shelf Moderator (new)

Savannah (dssharris) | 321 comments Mod

I found this on Facebook and I thought you all might be interested in me sharing it. It is a movement in France which was started by a 16-year-old girl after she was bullied for not shaving and refusing to rid herself of body hair. It briefly explains how the tag was the top trending tag in France as well as a few other points and statistics. If you have any other information about it, I'd be grateful to hear about it.

#LesPrincessesOntDesPoils does bring up a good discussion point which may be something we could touch on in the group.

The first thing is how there are men and women who still continued to insult Adele Labo and label her a feminazi after posting on social media.

The second is body hair itself and how societal pressures and the expectations of men can influence how we, as women, are impacted by what is expected of us.

message 2: by Agustin (new)

Agustin | 223 comments Really interestinc issue to discuss. Thank you for bringin this out!

message 3: by Agustin (new)

Agustin | 223 comments Those who label Labo as a "feminazi" are nothing but idiots and hypocrites who are the ones who started it all. They're just pathetic.

About the second point, what people don't seem to understand is that body hair is something 100% natural, both in men and women. When and why did women start shaving? Why do men find unshaved women so unnatractive? What's the point of, let's say, censoring something nature gave all of us? It's like when people criticize those who pose nude for magazines, films or other types of media, when the only thing they do is showing their natural selves without hurting anyone.

I, as a man, have nothing against unshaved women. I also think that if a woman wants to shave or not, it her choice, and if a woman doesn't want to shave despite the social stigma, that empowers her, contrary to what anti-feminists think.

message 4: by Grace (new)

Grace Wood | 7 comments I think it's the difference between the standards men are supposed to adhere to compared with those women are judged for. Men receive almost no judgement/ expectations for cosmetic or hygiene routine yet women are expected to be clean shaven- almost in every orifice- and are expected to wear make-up in order to make an 'effort'.
This probably stems from the prolific porn culture of today- seeing women who have fanny's similar to pre-pubescent girls has become and expectation and therefore gross when a man comes into contact with something he's not familiar with, be it a hairy bush or unshaved armpits, regardless of the personal feelings of the woman and her choice about what she does to her body.

message 5: by Agustin (new)

Agustin | 223 comments Grace wrote: "I think it's the difference between the standards men are supposed to adhere to compared with those women are judged for. Men receive almost no judgement/ expectations for cosmetic or hygiene routi..."

I have to disagree. I think this is more complicated than just expectations induced by porn.

message 6: by Sydney (new)

Sydney  | 9 comments I agree with you Grace, and I also agree that the media portrays women more in media and provides more pressure for women. I however want to point out that despite this, men also feel shamed by media portrayals. they may not talk about it openly or worry about it often, but all of the men that I have had discussions with about this topic have expressed pressure to look a certain way, and pressure to keep themselves up. I feel that although this topic is aimed at discussing women we still need to be cognizant and sensitive to the fact that men deal with standards from societal norms and media, just in a different way and that it does affect them.

message 7: by Savannah, Our Shared Shelf Moderator (new)

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