Saturday, 22 September 2012

Furry leg warmers, Bikini spiders...Hairy Ladies.

Did anyone see 'Cherry Healey: How to get a life' Its a series of programmes on BBC about beauty and how it effects your life. She met up with a few feminist YouTubers (ThosePeskyDames) and they challenged her to not shave for a month. That includes the hairy taco, the armpits and the legs. Strangely enough she even shaved her forearms? They vlog about how women are seen as manly, dirty or unclean if they haven't shaved. Even though they smell and look clean?
I love the idea of community, but I hate 'society.' I hate how everything has to be a certain way or your an outcast. I generally just hate 'society life' as a whole, the magazine bibles and model idols but I love the idea of community. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with models, but take a look at model vs barbie. How 'real' women should look? How many girls would kill for a body like Barbie and co, but its just unrealistic. 

Cherry asked randomers on the street what they would rather. Broken leg or hairy muffin monster? 100% of the men, women and teens she asked would rather break a limb than be hairy or sleep with a hairy woman. 

"In a society so governed by superficiality, by appearances and petty economics, dreams are more real than anything in the 'real' world. Refuse normality. Beauty is everywhere, love is endless, and joy bleeds from our everyday existence. Embrace it. Everybody contains a univese of potential; exhaust it. Live and love so immensely that when death comes, there is nothing left for him to take." - Dominic Owen Mallary.

And by this quote I don't mean stay hairy be hairy. Its up to you. Personally I couldn't hack that everyday, but what I do mean is not to be so superficial. Live within your means and don't get into debt trying to fit in with societies idea of successful. If your happy, your successful.

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