armpit shaving

“Feminism is not here to dictate to you. It’s not prescriptive, it’s not dogmatic. All we are here to do is give you a choice. If you want to run for prime minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next. These things are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get caught up in that.” —Emma Watson

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Happy Birthday 27th Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson! (b. 15th April 1990)

“If you want to run for Prime Minister you can, if you don’t that’s wonderful too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day and heels the next. We want to empower women do exactly what they want.“

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Feminism is not here to dictate to you. It’s not prescriptive, it’s not dogmatic. All we are here to do is give you a choice. If you want to run for Prime Minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next. These things are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get caught up in that. We want to empower women to do exactly what they want, to be true to themselves, to have the opportunities to develop. Women should feel free. There is no typical feminist, there is nothing anywhere that says you have to meet a certain set of criteria.

Almost two months ago I realized that I had never, not once in my entire life, grown my armpit hair out.
I’ve been on this earth 22 years. I’ve been shaving my pits for 11-12 of those years. I remember shaving my armpits before I even had armpit hair because my big sisters did it and I wanted to be like them. I have no clear memory of when I first discovered I had armpit hair, probably because I got rid of it before it had even barely begun.

Now that I’ve grown it out and I know the feeling all I can really say is this:
It is so strange to walk down the street and to know that every person I pass assumes I have shaved my armpits. But I have not… It’s like I have a secret identity. I’m now Hairy-Armpit Girl! And I’m here to save the day by telling you… you don’t have to shave your armpits folks. It’s kind of nice to let go and be free for a bit.

That’s all.
Hairy-Armpit Girl out.✌🏽️