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Body Hair: Towards a New Norm?

Body Hair: Towards a New Norm?

Madonna’s daughter has sparked a debate around body hair.

For many women living in northern countries like ours, the winter season is a well-deserved break from some of the – ahem – grooming that goes on with body hair during the warmer months.

For as long as anyone can remember, long hair has been acceptable in most societies, especially among women. But for body hair, social norms are different. In modern Western societies, women have long been expected to keep their body hair in check by shaving or otherwise removing body hair.

However, a new movement is pushing for a change in perspective, with more and more women leaving their body hair untouched. The latest celebrity to participate in the movement is Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon, who was featured Sunday on her mother’s Instagram account. In the photo, Lourdes Leon’s arms are raised to embrace her mother, making her armpit hair clearly visible.

Many of the comments on the post express distaste or disgust with the look, while other are applauding Lourdes Leon’s courage in doing her own thing.

Could women’s hair removal fashion be heading towards a new norm?

What do you think? Do you use winter to take a break from body hair grooming? Would you ever consider going au naturel like Madonna’s daughter did? We want to hear your thoughts, so head back to our Facebook page and let us know in the comments!

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