Teen Ink: 'A Hairy Tale'

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There are things in life that sometimes seem dreadful or pointless to do. Doing homework, cleaning your bedroom, or doing the dishes are just a few examples of these tasks but do you think that shaving your legs, face, or armpits are a waist of time too? Do you think being hairy isn't really that gross?

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Teen Ink article by Cheyenne J. goes into great detail about why people should boycott shaving like she did and should appreciate their hairy bodies. Not only does she express her point-of- view about shaving but she also gives her opinion about how physical beauty isn't always the most important aspect of being human.

Open your average Seventeen magazine and look at the ads. What are they selling? Razors. I find that perfectly acceptable; people shave and therefore need razors. There is something, however, that I'm not comfortable with: the message. Gillette Venus advertises that shaving your legs will help you release your "inner goddess." Schick Quattro for Women says that shaving will free you. Nair has its own brand for women called Nair Pretty! What is this saying to the young women of America? They are being forced into an unnatural mold that is ruling their lives and ravaging girls' self-esteem. What we eat, what we wear, how we act – it is all guided by the ultimate (virtually hairless) woman every man supposedly desires, and I have had enough.


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