Opinion: Feminism Sheminism

So, I guess one of the new big things in feminism is taking pictures of your body hair… because it’s beautiful.

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I’ve said it once, twice…103 times: I do not claim to be a feminist. Do I think women should get equal pay? Sure… but, like Kendall Jenner I don’t consider myself to be educated on the topic and if I’m being honest, I don’t really feel the need to be.

I’m content being a woman – just how things are.

Love your lines made a debut and I wrote about it. Now, it’s armpit hair; call me crazy, I will never ever ever ever ever… ever post a picture of my arm pit hair on social media [unless it’s by accident]. Sometimes I go longer than others between shaving the various parts of my body… and I don’t need anyone to tell me it’s okay. Love yourselves ladies, by all means…  do your thing – but why are so many of you posting pictures of your stretch marks and hairy parts?

Rather than making a legit statement -the selfie makes an image-based statement. Correct me if I’m wrong…but, isn’t one of the biggest feminist fights supposed to take the focus off our appearances?

Body hair is beautiful!

Stretch marks are beautiful!

 ……………You’re still asking to be called pretty and ultimately, for acceptance.

If it was up to me, everyone would just go about their business – male or female; do their thing & live their lives how they choose. Why does it have to be a movement? Who are we trying to prove any of this to? Who are we waiting to get approval from?

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There isn’t a rule book – If you don’t feel like you need or want to shave – then don’t. Simple.

I’m going to start calling myself a feminist. The first thing I’m going to do with that title is simply do whatever it is that makes me comfortable and letting everyone else do the same. It doesn’t need to plastered in pictures for the world to see – I’m empowered by my own beliefs; the popular mass opinion agreeing is ridiculously unimportant.

“Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.” ― George Carlin

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