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(London Evening Standard)   More women not shaving their pits in what could be a fashion statement, could be an illustration of what it looks when a woman is carrying a couple of sea urchins around everywhere   (standard.co.uk ) divider line
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2014-08-04 11:01:22 AM  
Goonie-Goo-Goo, motherf*cker...
 
2014-08-04 11:13:15 AM  
I'm very non-sexist in my views on shaving. All people of adolescent or older age should shave pretty much everything except the top of their head. That shiat's disgusting, shave it all.
 
2014-08-04 12:14:36 PM  
So... fark grooming? Is that the message? I wonder if they don't wipe their butts after they shiat too.
 
2014-08-04 12:14:37 PM  

encyclopediaplushuman: I'm very non-sexist in my views on shaving. All people of adolescent or older age should shave pretty much everything except the top of their head. That shiat's disgusting, shave it all.


I tried that..... I looked like a shave baboon.
/Tall fat guy so everyone knows I'm supposed to be hairy.
//Shave my armpits as I can't stand armpit hair on anyone. So I have to avoid hypocrisy.
 
2014-08-04 12:14:59 PM  
At least we would be able to know their natural hail color without being creepy about it.

The carpet may not match the drapes, but it can match the dishtowels
 
2014-08-04 12:15:49 PM  
We're mammals.  Mammals have hair.  Deal with it.
 
2014-08-04 12:16:01 PM  
I have no problem with women not shaving their pits. However, it should be treated the same way as a man. If you don't shave them, don't wear sleeveless tops. It's perceived as low-class when men wear sleeveless shirts in public, so it should be if a woman wears a sleeveless top without shaving her pits.
 
2014-08-04 12:16:11 PM  
Oh, crap! I just threw the peach pit into the garbage! Was I supposed to shave it first?
 
2014-08-04 12:16:11 PM  
Sh*t, I don't even care if you're a little stubbly/wispy under there, but if things are getting hot and heavy, I'd hope not to have your silky pit strands brush against my hand when I hit second base.
 
2014-08-04 12:17:25 PM  

Solty Dog: At least we would be able to know their natural hail color without being creepy about it.

The carpet may not match the drapes, but it can match the dishtowels


For most women, just look at eyebrow color. Again, most women, not all women. And obviously, this excludes women wearing eyebrow makeup.
 
2014-08-04 12:18:35 PM  

FizixJunkee: We're mammals.  Mammals have hair.  Deal with it.


You bastard.  I don't have hair.  I have fur.
 
2014-08-04 12:21:08 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: FizixJunkee: We're mammals.  Mammals have hair.  Deal with it.

You bastard.  I don't have hair.  I have fur.


Yup
 
2014-08-04 12:21:22 PM  
Yeesh. My wife, who is a very low-maintenance kind of girl, noticed a similar article on Buzzfeed a few weeks ago and said, "fark that". Shave the pits. Shave Shave the legs. Shave the, uh, bikini area if that's what you like.
 
2014-08-04 12:21:46 PM  
Shaving under the arm is forgivable, but shaving between the legs should be outlawed.   ((::


Gillette, et al., prefers that everything is shaved because that is what makes them the most money.  and the TV media commercials, etc tells everyone that hair is dirty and unsightly, so they had better shave if they want to be winners!!!


welcome to the West.
 
2014-08-04 12:22:15 PM  
This architect was doing a design for an Italian restaurant and the owner wanted all of this fake Romanesque crap outside like ruins of aqueducts in the parking lot to make it look more authentic.

I suggested to ask the waitresses to quit shaving as a cost saving alternative.
 
2014-08-04 12:23:06 PM  

Towermonkey: Yeesh. My wife, who is a very low-maintenance kind of girl, noticed a similar article on Buzzfeed a few weeks ago and said, "fark that". Shave the pits. Shave Shave the legs. Shave the, uh, bikini area if that's what you like.



you need to tell her that she'd better put away the shaving tools or else you're gonna' have to let her go.  ((::
 
2014-08-04 12:24:42 PM  
I completely understand this is a double standard, but I don't care. Pit/leg hair on a woman is farking gross.
 
2014-08-04 12:24:45 PM  

AeAe: So... fark grooming? Is that the message? I wonder if they don't wipe their butts after they shiat too.


Do you shave your pits? If not, does that mean you don't groom, or wipe your butt?

/Don't care if a woman doesn't shave, as long as she showers.
 
2014-08-04 12:24:48 PM  

encyclopediaplushuman: I'm very non-sexist in my views on shaving. All people of adolescent or older age should shave pretty much everything except the top of their head. That shiat's disgusting, shave it all.



Well done!   Gillette, et al. is proud of you for doing as you are told.  after all, hair is Dirty!!
 
2014-08-04 12:25:05 PM  
Wow.

Even I trim it back before it gets that bad, and I'm a hairy fat guy.
 
2014-08-04 12:25:29 PM  

oh_please: I completely understand this is a double standard, but I don't care. Pit/leg hair on a woman is farking gross.



you like that JJ hair though, don't you??   that's what i thought.
 
2014-08-04 12:25:29 PM  
It's a jungle right there under the arms....I can hear the Tarzan scream.
 
2014-08-04 12:26:12 PM  
I'm sorry, but if your striving to be gross in public, then by all means stop shaving your armpits. Proper grooming is what separates man from animal.
 
2014-08-04 12:26:29 PM  

dv-ous: Wow.

Even I trim it back before it gets that bad, and I'm a hairy fat guy.


The expound - when the hair (regardless of location) is long enough to form knots on its own when strenuous physical activity causes friction... PROBLEM.
 
2014-08-04 12:27:27 PM  

FizixJunkee: We're mammals.  Mammals have hair.  Deal with it.


There is a strong theory that proto-humans spent a lot of time swimming in lakes and rivers and that this is part of why our body fur is already so limited.

I prefer the look of less body hair, and there are a number of areas I would do away with the hair entirely if it was cheap and easy to do.
 
2014-08-04 12:28:02 PM  
Mmmmm, sea urchin.
 
2014-08-04 12:29:37 PM  
Dirty hippies
 
2014-08-04 12:29:40 PM  

whosits_112: AeAe: So... fark grooming? Is that the message? I wonder if they don't wipe their butts after they shiat too.

Do you shave your pits? If not, does that mean you don't groom, or wipe your butt?

/Don't care if a woman doesn't shave, as long as she showers.



Gillette, and others, have convinced the boob toob generation via commercials that hair = Dirty.


tisk tisk.  by that logic, everyone had Dirty smelly heads!!

never underestimate the power of Propaganda or of Commercials.
 
2014-08-04 12:29:41 PM  

cgraves67: I have no problem with women not shaving their pits. However, it should be treated the same way as a man. If you don't shave them, don't wear sleeveless tops. It's perceived as low-class when men wear sleeveless shirts in public, so it should be if a woman wears a sleeveless top without shaving her pits.


lol what farking walmart did you crawl out of? i dont have super hairy pits, but in this texas heat, sleeveless shirts are a +.
 
2014-08-04 12:30:19 PM  
Hang on, I can add some fuel to this.

NECK BEARDS.

There we go.
 
2014-08-04 12:30:34 PM  

pottie: Dirty hippies



Clean, Ethical, honest Conservatives!!
 
2014-08-04 12:30:45 PM  

whosits_112: AeAe: So... fark grooming? Is that the message? I wonder if they don't wipe their butts after they shiat too.

Do you shave your pits? If not, does that mean you don't groom, or wipe your butt?

/Don't care if a woman doesn't shave, as long as she showers.


Shave my pits? No, but I trim it on a low setting with clippers. I also trim my eye brows and surprise! I wipe my butt after I shiat.
 
2014-08-04 12:31:17 PM  

TheBigJerk: Hang on, I can add some fuel to this.

NECK BEARDS.

There we go.



i prefer to focus on the Bearded Clam thank you very much.
 
2014-08-04 12:32:25 PM  
In the public eye, the likes of Amanda Palmer and Beth Ditto have been raising their unshaven arms against arbitrary beauty standards for years...

News flash, your beauty standards are just as arbitrary as the ones you keep whining about. Something something eye of the beholder and all that.

And here's hoping that the trend continues to grow (literally), so when unshaven women like me raise their arms on the Tube we won't be met with whispers and stares, or even be seen as interesting, but will be accepted just like every hairy-pitted man.

Bullshiat. Every man's appearance (physical, grooming and clothing) is not automatically accepted as OK, it's just that it's not only acceptable to criticize but it's fodder for most comedy movies and TV shows out there. How many of the "anti-established-beauty" feminists (or whatever the hell they call themselves) ever say anything resembling "don't judge... that fat bald 76 year-old guy with the hairy back looks great in his Speedo".

Look like you want, live like you want... man or woman. Just don't biatch that not everyone thinks you are an Adonis or Venus. Saying "I find that unattractive" is just as valid as saying "I find that attractive".
 
2014-08-04 12:33:12 PM  

AeAe: whosits_112: AeAe: So... fark grooming? Is that the message? I wonder if they don't wipe their butts after they shiat too.

Do you shave your pits? If not, does that mean you don't groom, or wipe your butt?

/Don't care if a woman doesn't shave, as long as she showers.

Shave my pits? No, but I trim it on a low setting with clippers. I also trim my eye brows and surprise! I wipe my butt after I shiat.



well.......................if you lived in the "dirty" ole' southeast asia, et al., you'd clean your bunghole with water and/or soap too.


because they view wiping with paper only as Dirty.   i concur.
 
2014-08-04 12:33:15 PM  
I'm perfectly ok with pit hair.  No problem at all, let it grow.

But shave that snatch.  The ONLY exception is that redheads should keep a landing strip.
 
2014-08-04 12:33:25 PM  

xtech: cgraves67: I have no problem with women not shaving their pits. However, it should be treated the same way as a man. If you don't shave them, don't wear sleeveless tops. It's perceived as low-class when men wear sleeveless shirts in public, so it should be if a woman wears a sleeveless top without shaving her pits.

lol what farking walmart did you crawl out of? i dont have super hairy pits, but in this texas heat, sleeveless shirts are a +.


Right, Texans wear sleeveless shirts with hairy pits which is low-class. That proves my point.

Don't be like Texas. Hide your hairy pits.
 
2014-08-04 12:33:25 PM  
i42.tinypic.com
 
2014-08-04 12:34:10 PM  

FizixJunkee: We're mammals.  Mammals have hair.  Deal with it.


Is this where I mention any number of other behaviors/characteristics that mammals have that we no longer do for various reasons?

cgraves67: I have no problem with women not shaving their pits. However, it should be treated the same way as a man. If you don't shave them, don't wear sleeveless tops. It's perceived as low-class when men wear sleeveless shirts in public, so it should be if a woman wears a sleeveless top without shaving her pits.


Even though I find arm-pit hair to be seriously disgusting that is a good point. I would be thrown out of a nice restaurant for flashing my hair pits (that I actually trim).


I have zero patience for people that try to shock people for the sake of it. That is all this "trend" is.
 
2014-08-04 12:34:19 PM  
Sorry, but underarm hair on women is just plain nasty.

It's not about buying into some razor company's propaganda it's just plain unsightly.
Same for a guy with massive pit hair.
/so glad I barely have any pit hair and almost no chest hair
 
2014-08-04 12:34:46 PM  

AeAe: whosits_112: AeAe: So... fark grooming? Is that the message? I wonder if they don't wipe their butts after they shiat too.

Do you shave your pits? If not, does that mean you don't groom, or wipe your butt?

/Don't care if a woman doesn't shave, as long as she showers.

Shave my pits? No, but I trim it on a low setting with clippers. I also trim my eye brows and surprise! I wipe my butt after I shiat.


I tried trimming my pits several times, and they just felt WEIRD afterward. Not sure how to describe it, though. I don't subject folks to seeing my under arms, as I don't go out shirtless or wearing tanktops, so I guess I don't really care. The only thing I trim is my pubes, because come on, don't want subject a woman to a wild bush, right?
 
2014-08-04 12:35:16 PM  

DarkVader: I'm perfectly ok with pit hair.  No problem at all, let it grow.

But shave that snatch.  The ONLY exception is that redheads should keep a landing strip.



May you be incarcerated with 20 hairy women who have no access to razors for the rest of your natural life.
 
2014-08-04 12:35:25 PM  
Uh...no. Sorry, but I shave them. I wear tanks too often not to. If it's something that people on the street can see, then it should be shaved.
 
2014-08-04 12:36:30 PM  
This thread is just fine without pics.
 
2014-08-04 12:37:00 PM  

Linux_Yes: Towermonkey: Yeesh. My wife, who is a very low-maintenance kind of girl, noticed a similar article on Buzzfeed a few weeks ago and said, "fark that". Shave the pits. Shave Shave the legs. Shave the, uh, bikini area if that's what you like.


you need to tell her that she'd better put away the shaving tools or else you're gonna' have to let her go.  ((::


Nope. I like the shaved bikini area. Doesn't have to be bald, trim it up though. Variety is the spice, et cetera.

Now, as a relatively not-hairy guy, I will slap the #3 guard on the trimmers and trim my pits during the summer. I work outside outside a lot and I'd rather not have my pit hair make things worse.

/also uses a shiat ton of Gold Bond. Chafing suuuuucks.
 
2014-08-04 12:37:01 PM  

Linux_Yes: Shaving under the arm is forgivable, but shaving between the legs should be outlawed.   ((::


Gillette, et al., prefers that everything is shaved because that is what makes them the most money.  and the TV media commercials, etc tells everyone that hair is dirty and unsightly, so they had better shave if they want to be winners!!!


welcome to the West.


...said someone who is clearly in the pocket of Big Shampoo and Big Comb. Take your viral marketing elsewhere.
 
2014-08-04 12:37:09 PM  

whosits_112: AeAe: whosits_112: AeAe: So... fark grooming? Is that the message? I wonder if they don't wipe their butts after they shiat too.

Do you shave your pits? If not, does that mean you don't groom, or wipe your butt?

/Don't care if a woman doesn't shave, as long as she showers.

Shave my pits? No, but I trim it on a low setting with clippers. I also trim my eye brows and surprise! I wipe my butt after I shiat.

I tried trimming my pits several times, and they just felt WEIRD afterward. Not sure how to describe it, though. I don't subject folks to seeing my under arms, as I don't go out shirtless or wearing tanktops, so I guess I don't really care. The only thing I trim is my pubes, because come on, don't want subject a woman to a wild bush, right?



the Good Lord put hair there for a reason. ah, oh, here we go again with Science.
the hair faciliates skin sliding over itself to limit abrasion.  like a dry lubricant of sorts.

damn i love science.  and the good lord too, if he/she/it exists at all.
 
2014-08-04 12:37:33 PM  

encyclopediaplushuman: I'm very non-sexist in my views on shaving. All people of adolescent or older age should shave pretty much everything except the top of their head. That shiat's disgusting, shave it all.


Agreed. I'm okay with thin wispy hair but generally, all hair should be kept as short and thin as possible. With the absolute exception of the head. But only as far as fashion. The human body looks best without hair cluttering it.
 
2014-08-04 12:37:43 PM  
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2014-08-04 12:38:18 PM  
I don't mind armpit hair on a woman if it's a feminine little wisp of fluff - it's cute and continental.
A thick, tangled squirrel tail? Gross.

/and no leg hair
 
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