Posts tagged "body hair"

Would You Dye Your Armpit Hair?

Dyed armpit hair is being touted as a hot new trend, but if a square morning news program has picked it up and most of their source images are from Tumblr, I’m going to assume this has actually been around for quite a while. KTLA News claims the trend started at a Seattle…

By: Claire Hannum / December 13, 2014

It Gets 0.86 Percent Better For The Gays And Lesbians Every Year

Public opinion of homosexuality improves by 0.86 percent per year worldwide. [The Daily Beast]
The Ku Klux Klan says that it’s embracing racial diversity in order to work toward building a “strong America.” OK. [The Root]
The Bath Film Festival has a feminist rating for movies this year. [Marie Claire]
Nico…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 11, 2014

8 Mind-Blowing Facts That Some Men Apparently Don’t Know About Women

Yeah, I know that #notallmen are dum-dums about the way that female bodies and brains work, but I can produce evidence from the Internet and my inbox that enough are to merit some clarification. Seriously, some of the things humans with penises say about humans with vaginas are mystifying, especially when it appears that the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 21, 2014

Your Razor Is Bleeding You Dry (So Switch To A Straight Razor Instead)

It’s weird, how we gender inanimate objects, isn’t it? I always felt like masculinity got all the good stuff — ties and tie bars, motorcycle boots, cufflinks, cars, fountain pens, leather chairs, horses, weapons, tools, whiskey, loafers, barware. I mean sure, I enjoyed my dress-up costumes, makeup, kitchen tools, and art supplies, but it all…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 19, 2014

Crappy Veet Ad Campaign Says A Woman With Leg Hair Is A “Man”

Listen, it’s not new for companies that make hair removal products and tools to focus their messaging on how “gross” body hair is, in particular on a woman. I don’t think I’ve ever met a hair removal ad that made me feel great or even neutral about my body hair. But these new ads from…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2014

Stop The Presses: Madonna Posted A Photo Of Her Hairy Armpit On Instagram

OH MY GOD CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! The Material Girl, Madge, Esther, MADONNA has haaaaaair in her armpits and she’s not ashamed! The most interesting thing to me about this photo is just how blonde Madonna’s pit hair is. If I grew mine out this long, I think it would be really pretty…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 21, 2014

Chinese Women Are Reportedly Wearing These Hairy Stockings To Fend Off Perverts

See those dark, hairy gams and the suspiciously smooth feet attached to them? If a recent wave of internet stories are to be believed, those furry legs are actually a pair of stockings marketed to young women in China as an “anti-pervert” device. Some news outlets are reporting that the hairy stockings aren’t just a fashio…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 19, 2013

What Your Hair Down There Says About You

Was anyone else really competitive about hitting puberty? When the other girls in my 6th grade class started wearing bras, I begged my mom to buy me one even though I had nothin’ but beestings. And when I was one of the first to get my period, I felt like the Queen of some really…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2013

True Story: I Didn’t Shave For Two Months And Lived To Tell About It

The open joke in The Frisky offices is that while everyone else gets Brazilian waxes, I’m the proud queen of an au naturelle bush. I love my pubic hair — it makes me feel grownup and womanly and not like one of those gross hairless cats. I always trim a little bit, but that’s the extent…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 3, 2012

PETA Hits New Low With Joanna Krupa “Fur Trim” Pubic Hair Ad

This ad from PETA is all kinds of disturbing and not just because it further promotes the idea that pubic hair is “unattractive” and a woman has to spend $$$ to trim and wax. No, PETA, this ad really looks like Joanna Krupa has the Lorax down there in her skivvies. Just ridiculous. [via Amanda Palmer]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2012

Sikh Woman Stands Up To Online Bullying About Her Facial Hair (And Gets Apology)

Recently, a Sikh woman named Balpreet Kaur learned a photo of herself  had been posted on the “Funny” section of the website Reddit, where users mocked her facial hair, outfit and turban.  So she actually joined the comment thread to respond directly to the bullies to explain to them what’s what. “I realize that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 27, 2012

Mirror, Mirror: On Femininity And Body Hair

Fairest shmairest! Let’s get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other Thursday on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer, and bagel enthusiast, Kate Fridkis who also writes the blog Eat the Damn Cake. You can follow her on Twitter at @eatthedamncake.

One…

By: Kate Fridkis / September 20, 2012

The Most Insane Moment On This Morning’s “Today Show”: Alec Baldwin’s Hairy Legs

Two things make Kathie Lee Gifford very upset: cannibalism and everyone dropping their bras and pants. I was not aware that bra-dropping is sweeping the nation, even during the heatwave, but I’ll grant KLG that Alec Baldwin dropping his drawers on “Letterman” last night was weird. Really weird. Yeah, it changed the subject from Smacking

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 21, 2012

Getting Smooth Survival Guide: I Got My Upper Lip Threaded

Summer is just around the corner! Hair removal season has begun! In our “Getting Smooth Survival Guide,” we’ll be testing out various ways to defuzz your body parts, if defuzzing is something you choose to do. (No judgement if you’re happily rocking body hair. Do you, girl.) 

Since I’ve literally got the sparsest…

By: Nina Carbone / June 14, 2012

Getting Smooth Survival Guide: Amelia Tests Sally Hansen’s Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit

Summer is just around the corner! Hair removal season has begun! In our “Getting Smooth Survival Guide,” we’ll be testing out various ways to defuzz your body parts, if defuzzing is something you choose to do. (No judgement if you’re happily rocking body hair. Do you, girl.) First up, I allowed cameras to film me,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 13, 2012

An Open Letter To My Abnormally Long Chin Hair

Dear Abnormally Long Chin Hair,

We’ve been intimately acquainted since I first noticed you my sophomore year of high school. I looked in the mirror one day before school and was horrified to find a thick whisker protruding from my chin. I might have cried.

Growing up, I’d watched my mom…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 14, 2012

Flowchart: Should You Shave Your Legs?

I’m on a sabbatical and my razor blades are dull. I’m gonna go with NO. [Bite Daily]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 10, 2011

My Guy Likes Hairy Women

Dear Dating Mom:

I am dating a guy who loves a hairy woman. He likes hair on legs, underarms, and the vagina. My problem is that I am the total opposite. I have been removing hair on my body since the age of 12 and I really don’t think that I will feel…

By: The Stir / December 29, 2010

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova Dares To Leave House With Unshaven Legs

International crisis alert! Supermodel and all-around babe Natalia Vodianova dared to show up at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year ceremony night before last with legs that had not been shaved. I know! You can hardly believe it either. The Daily Mail dedicated an entire article to this body hair situation (as did we,…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 3, 2010

Dude For A Day: Face Shaving!

A few months ago I was putzing around at work and Amelia emailed me to ask, “Hey, do you want to go with John DeVore and get shaved by a barber at The Art of Shaving and film it for the site?” And I thought, Oh dear! They’ve noticed the little ‘stache I

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2010
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