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In the New York Times: Unshaven Women: Free Spirits or Unkempt?

LOL! Those are the only two options? You have to be making a statement about how free spirited you are, or you're just nasty? Please, Times. Women are way more diverse than that. Some of us are just apathetic!

I'm sure you will not be surprised that the accompanying article is no better.
How we depilate is a function of time and place. Lee Friedlander's 1979 photograph of Madonna spread-eagle, which appeared in Playboy in 1985 — with no sign that she had recently used a razor anywhere — drew cheers and not jeers from readers. Lest we think that hairiness doesn't sell these days, a print of that nude went for $37,500 last year.
I don't know about you, but I always base my shaving habits on how much nude portraits of hairy naked pop stars are selling for.
Sometimes a lover finds it attractive; Mo'Nique has said that her husband likes her legs. That raises the question: Is the fear that no man will want you and your hairy legs valid?
Valid? Forget valid. That question doesn't even exist in my world.

My shaving habits are not contingent on getting or retaining a partner. It's not much of a stretch to say, however, that who my partner is is contingent on my shaving habits—specifically, his utter lack of investment in them.

[H/T to Shaker MJ.]

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