Lets be frank. It’s the question that faces all women, standing in the shower early in the morning. Can I really be bothered to shave my legs today? Will anyone see them? Will they notice the lack of shaved-ness if they do? Do I care if they do? Shall I just wear tights?
More often than I care to admit, I opt for the lazy option- Not To Shave. My reasoning stands as thus; I rarely go barelegged anywhere at the moment as I favor long hippie skirts, leg warmers or just baggy trousers. So who’s going to see? The only person who would be inclined/allowed to remove my clothing is my other half. And as far as I can tell he isn’t bothered one way or another what I do with my legs, or indeed other parts of my body. He accepts my inability to find the willpower to shave my legs daily on the same level as my refusing to wear a bra for weeks at a time and hardly ever wearing shoes; it is all part of kind-of-adorable-kind-of-freaky hippie nature. Which leads me on to my next point.
Refusing to shave my legs is not just a matter of lazyness (most of the time anyway) but a matter of a feminist stand against the sexism of men who DON’T HAVE TO SHAVE THEIR LEGS. Men argue that they shave their faces, to which I slowly and carefully explain that the surface area of my legs alone greatly exceeds their face, let alone armpits etc which I do bother shaving regularly. Women shave everything from the neck down, men only have to shave their faces. I find this unfair. So sometimes I feel like sticking it to the man and refusing to shave at all until men aren’t allowed beards by law (beards kinda freak me out btw). Why am I judged for my slightly fluffy legs when men can look like chewbacca??? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE hairy men. I’ve banned my boyfriend from shaving any part of his body except his face. I have a slight fetish for back hair. But why don’t men also accept that if I don’t shave my legs, it’s not because I’m a dirty tramp, but in fact its because I am not wonderwoman. So, I will not shave my legs everyday, I will not always wear a bra. My wonderful chest attachments shall flow wild and free and untamed. Shoes are for those without hobbit feet. I am a woman, I am proud and I will go amazon once in a while if I feel like it and I reserve the right not to be judged by this.
So, on this note, I will not shave my legs for a month and keep a record of all the people the notice this/care. If there’s any justice or equality in the world, no one will.
Debbimouse, over and out.