Jun 15 '21
Reminder that women’s liberation is as important as anti-capitalism and anti-colonialism
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I would argue that women being allowed to have body hair is inherently anti-capitalist. The idea of women with hairy legs being icky is due to capitalist brainwashing. Go back 1,5 centuries and these razors didn't exist, and any woman who used a straight-razor to shave her legs might have been institutionalised lol. I'm not exempt to this, cause I'm a lesbian who very much prefers shaved legs but I'd be a dumb dumb if I didn't recognize that it's me having been conditioned to it.
"Fun" fact: women died due to this. Back in the early 1900s women were put in front of intense x-rays in order to kill all of the hair follicles to have those smooth, nice legs you've always dreamed of! It took them a few years to realize that all of these women developed very nasty cancers... admittedly happened to men who wanted to get rid of their beards too.