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Hundreds of women will let their body hair grow this month, with all funds going towards fighting domestic violence against women. Now in its second year, it encourages women to stop shaving their underarms and legs during February to challenge beauty expectations, and raise funds for a good cause. Emma Roberts participated in the Get Hairy February campaign last year and has continued to grow out her body hair. Credit: Jamie MacFayden.
This year funds will also go to Empower Together , an organisation that teaches high school students about consent. According to Andrews, the stigma associated with women's body hair began in , when a large hair removal company started an advertising campaign linking it with words like 'embarrassing and 'dirty'. Removing body hair has now become something that girls in Australia start doing from as young as nine and ten years old.
As a biracial woman, she told Daily Life that Eurocentric beauty standards mean she would have to do much more to her body hair than white women to gain societal acceptance. Ms Abul said she grew up with her Russian mother criticising her dark, thick Bangladeshi body hair, remembering one time she was pinned down as her mother used an electric epilator on the back of her neck. In Australia over 95 per cent of women shave their legs and underarms. Not having to remove her body hair was an element of the challenge Emma Roberts, 24, said was a "happy coincidence" when she came across Get Hairy February last year.
At the end of the month, Roberts decided against shaving her body hair and one year on, has only waxed once. For Roberts, having supportive friends and family meant she did not receive any nasty comments, but recognises that the campaign is not for everyone. If you are on the fence about whether or not to participate, Ms Andrews has a few words of advice. You stand up with other women who are also standing up to let it grow too.
Get Hairy February: Australian women grow body hair for domestic violence support. Please try again later. The Sydney Morning Herald. By Tallulah Thompson Updated January 31, — Save Log in , register or subscribe to save articles for later. Normal text size Larger text size Very large text size. Get Hairy February is a month-long campaign against gendered violence. this article.Women that are hairy
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