I’m 15, and I recently made the choice to stop shaving my leg and armpit hair. I was hoping at least one person I know would be supportive, especially since I’ve influenced my friends to be a bit more liberal and to stop saying “that’s so gay”
However, all I received was negative comments, except for one of my friends who is okay with. I was repeatedly told it was “gross” and “unnatural”. And one person even told me that “If you want to date a guy, you need to shave. If you want to date a girl, that’s okay then.” To this I replied that I wouldn’t want to date anybody who can’t respect my choices, my guy friend (who asked me out at one point, but it never worked out) pipes in with a “Then I’m not the guy for you.”
To make matters worse, when I asked why it was okay for men to not shave, but not okay for women, the response I got was “because they’re men.” Even after that, when I said “But that’s sexist”, I was told “No, it’s not.”
So, even though I know several feminist women who don’t shave and are in relationships, according to high school students, I’m pretty much going to die alone if I want to date a male(who is allowed to not shave when I “need” to because I’m female)?
I wonder what would happen if it came up that I’m single by choice and pansexual?
I was hoping my generation would be more understanding, but I guess it’s #MFIF
Hairy ‘pits, NY