I have a question for the world.
Bobby Murkin Brazilan in action
Why is it acceptable to have hair on some parts of the body but totally and utterly unacceptable for it to sprout on other parts?
Let me be more specific. Why is it that I, as a woman, cannot have under arm hair whereas men can? Or that I cannot have hair sprouting from the edges of my bikini bottoms or anywhere on my legs whereas men can have great forests of it poking out from every seam but remove it from their chins?
Last week I had my legs waxed for the first time ever in my 39 years. It was OK, I didn't even swear or cry. But it got me thinking. Why am I putting myself through this pain? Hair grows on my legs, why not just leave it?
Chinese men cultivate long hair from facial moles but have little hair on their legs. It's true. After extensive research over the summer - which means I looked at loads of Chinese men's legs while on the MTR, I have categorically concluded that Chinese men do not have leg hair. And also, why is it that female leg hair is a complete no no while men, but not Chinese men, can have tons of it and wear shorts? The mole hair is lucky but other facial hair is removed as part of the morning routine (apart from men with beards obviously, but that is just wrong).
It seems a strange situation to me. Some people have hair where they don't want it and don't have hair where they do want it. Hair is so confusing don't you think? Balding men are targeted by loads of hair restoring adverts claiming to successfully grow hair on heads yet they religously remove the hair from their chins. Hairy legged and hairy lipped women are targeted by loads of adverts claiming to remove the unwanted growth with cream, razors, threading, sugaring, lasers, plucking or waxing, the choice is extensive. Then there are the products to remove the underarm hair or public hair. The pubic hair removal seems to be the most creative of all. The choice of shape is incredible. Landing strip, heart shape and the dreaded yet extremeley interesting Brazilian. Its all about removal, but the hair on our heads is precious and must be preserved at all costs.
But why do we have to pretend we have no hair on our female bodies apart from our heads? Why do we continue battling against it when it will always grow back? Why do some bald men try to hide their hair transplants or wigs and strive to regrow hair on their shiny pates? Or even worse tend to their comb-overs when we can all plainly see that they have no hair on top. Do they think a thin strip of greased down hair is really disguising the baldness? Why do women rush for the razor when there is occasion to wear a swimming costume? As if the world is unaware that they have hair on their pubes. Everyone knows that, stop fooling yourself!
So I put it to you all. Let's stop removing hair and lets stop adding hair where it has already fallen out. Life will be much simpler when we can all let our gardens grow full and bushy.