From Taboo to Top Trend: The Body Hair Movement

From Taboo to Top Trend: The Body Hair Movement

 by Bhavika

The Bold Movement Embracing Body Hair and Gender

Is having body hair as a women still taboo in your Society? Women are taught that hairlessness equals beauty. But then why are men praised for their rough and hairy looks?  The concept that body hair defines gender is very popular, yet very wrong.  A woman can have hair and yet be a woman, and a man may shave his hair and still be a man.  It has nothing to do with the hair on your body. People still differentiate between genders based on body hair; this type of thinking is not hereditary but is learned as a result of cultural expectations. Women are expected to have no facial and body hair in order to be considered more feminine, whilst males are expected to grow a beard and body hair in order to be considered manly. This perception of body hair is generated as the result of Historical Norms, Media and Advertising, Cultural Practices and Traditions, Historical Norms but with the evolution of body hair relation with gender it is more normalized nowadays for women to keep their body hair. 

In an era where smooth, hairless bodies are the norm, loving body hair as a girl has become a rebellious act of self-love and acceptance. 


Embracing body hair is about more than simply physical looks; it's about taking back your power over your body and rewriting the beauty standards. If men could have body hair, why can’t women? Loving yourself as you and accepting that you are part of nature is a path of self-acceptance that teaches us to embrace and adore our bodies just as they are.


Embracing your body hair is a powerful act of self-love and rebels against societal expectations. This is an act towards breaking down gender stereotypes and embracing the beauty of diversity. It's time to rewrite the narrative and redefine what it means to be beautiful

 one hair at a time.

References - https://www.grinnell.edu/academics/experience/tutorial/fall-2020/gender-body-hair-and-hairlessness

 

to know more about myths and facts about body hair read here

 

Tags: #BodyPositiveMovement #SocietyExpectations #hair #gender #taboo #GenderDiscrimination #SelfLove #SelfAcceptance

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