When did body hair become seen as "unfeminine"?

It grows naturally on women's legs, underarms and labia... and yet women who refuse to remove their body hair are stigmatized, and even attacked. How did we get here?

06/21/2020 5:01 PM
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  • Monique D.
    4 days

    My legs get shaved or waxed when I get tired of looking at the hair, I have naturally dark hair & I used to shave my legs every 2-3 days, now it’s every 2-3 weeks: 4-6 weeks in winter. Underarms get done about once a week, same with bikini line; except in winter when I go about 2 weeks

  • Amy A.
    4 days

    Shaving or not shaving is a personal choice. Do what you like. I shave my legs sometimes but I have to keep my pits shaved about every two days. I hate the stubble.

  • Cris C.
    06/26/2020 17:22

    I don’t think by grooming your body it implies it’s not feminine if you don’t groom, some of us just prefer smooth skin...smooth you boos! Hair or not feminine is anything you want it to be

  • Margaret M.
    06/25/2020 03:31

    I haven’t shaved my armpits since I was a teenager. And I’m in my 70’s.

  • Rhonda S.
    06/22/2020 12:24

    I stopped shaving about 6 years ago.

  • Walter B.
    06/22/2020 10:55

    I shave every day,my face.

  • Tânia M.
    06/22/2020 08:55


  • Armando Z.
    06/22/2020 00:08

    Live and let live.... You just won't be with me and a mustache or pit hair or hairry legs.

  • Rebecca L.
    06/21/2020 23:59

    I used to shave my armpit when I was younger, but now I don't have to do it, cuz as I aged, all the hair are gone. Normally in the Philippines, there was no need to shave our legs cuz we never have the problem of having too much hair in our body to begin with. We are a bit lucky in that area

  • Mārtiņš L.
    06/21/2020 20:03


  • La R.
    06/21/2020 19:48

    I only shave when I want to 😊🙏🏽