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    The cultural habit of it being considered socially unnacceptable for women to not shave their legs / armpits is largely an invention of beauty industry marketing departments, women shaving their legs or armpits would've been unheard of 100 years ago. What people think is a naturally preferred condition is actually the result of decades of advertising pressure.
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    (Original post by Annoying-Mouse)
    Are you saying it's wrong for women to complain about being expected to shave? If the natural state of women is to have leg hair then how on earth would she be attempting to become like a man by remaining in her natural state? Women complain because there are many disadvantages (being socially shunned/loss of job opportunities) to not shaving and these disadvantages shouldn't have to be present.
    Men have to shave for work too if they like keeping their jobs and having a full on Gandalf beard would have you shunned by most in today's society.

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    (Original post by pandabird)
    The military?
    No. My dad works for a recruitment company, and a condition of his continued employment is that he is clean-shaven. Even when I worked for an events company on £7 an hour, I had to be clean-shaven.
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    It's just a cultural thing. As in here women wear bras but are not so concerned about revealing a load of thigh, where as in some African regions breasts are not a taboo body part to have on display, but they cover their thighs.

    All the guys here saying women with hairy legs are abhorrent are simply a product of social conditioning, if women didn't shave, they'd have no problem with leg hair. I'll admit I find a shaven women more attractive, but I realise I am a product of my culture and there is no logic behind it, as said other cultures have no negative view towards it.
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    (Original post by assassin's_creed)
    Men have to shave for work too if they like keeping their jobs and having a full on Gandalf beard would have you shunned by most in today's society.

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    Aye tis true. Though my employer and a few others I've seen have the situation where you must be clean shaven OR have a full "tidy" beard. So if you come into the job clean shaven, you can't grow a beard as it'll go through a more untidy phase, but if you already have a full beard you can keep it. Then some places just make you cover the beard (working with food) if they're lenient enough to allow you to have one.
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    (Original post by LittleMissNoface)
    No...

    If you don't brush your teeth or wash you run the risk of damaging your gums and encouraging disease...

    That isn't expected it is just healthy.
    Ok, bad examples.

    It's expected to wear deodorant so you don't stink to high heaven, it's expected that you don't grow a monobrow or unsightly nose hair. You can choose not to do these by all means.
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    (Original post by pandabird)
    Not shaving does not equate to not washing, smelling awful and not brushing your teeth...
    How is being expected to smell 'good' any different to being expected to shave?
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    Women need to shave their nasty selves. Women have a long list of demands from men yet they cannot be bothered to do one of the few things required of them to be successful in the dating game. Princess syndrome rears it's head again. A man with a huge beard would be disadvantaged in the job market yet he accepts this and shaves without making a fuss. Women with hair are disadvantaged in the dating market yet they cannot accept this and complain about having to shave. Moustaches, sideburns, leg hair, arm hair it's all disgusting on women and it is a solid fact that most men will agree. Just shave it and stop whingeing it's not that hard. Acting like we're asking you to chop your fingers off.
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    I think there's a greater issue with the obsessive compulsive disorder with women and make up and women constantly thinking they're unattractive. If there's a man involved in marketing beauty products for women then take it out on him and anyone else working at the company. Don't take it out on ordinary people, blaming men as if we're somehow forcing these ideas on women.

    My only opinion on women shaving pubes is that it's not as practical if you wanted to oral a hairy pussy. I don't even care about armpits or anything, I guess if there was facial hair it would feel a bit odd, but yeah.
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    (Original post by LittleMissNoface)
    *cough* well I am sorry but I am pretty sure we have done alright so far for centuries.

    You do know it is preference right? A man can like what he wants.

    Other countries do fine - babies galore.

    Plus we do more than just make children btw.
    Just shave it woman and you might just have a chance.
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    (Original post by Steevee)
    Ok, bad examples.

    It's expected to wear deodorant so you don't stink to high heaven, it's expected that you don't grow a monobrow or unsightly nose hair. You can choose not to do these by all means.
    Exactly, that is why I didn't say that.
    I meant brushing teeth helps to a high degree prevent bacteria breaking down the enamel of the teeth. It is necessary, due to modern day diets.
    I did not mention deodorant because that is just to prevent smell. It doesn't matter if you are smelly really, it is a choice.
    However washing helps prevent disease and infection. It is quite important.

    Unlike shaving... That is just a silly expectation. Which you should be able to choose.

    Please wash and brush teeth! We don't want you getting ill.
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    (Original post by Dan1607)
    Just shave it woman and you might just have a chance.
    Chance?
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    (Original post by tufc)
    Why shouldn't they? Many companies require that men have a short hairstyle and shave their facial hair...
    Compare having short hair and facial hair to:
    -Shaved legs
    -Shaved armpits
    -Shaved pubes
    -Bleaching/removing facial hair for some girls.

    However it would be nicer if men didn't feel too pressured to have short hair. Though they had their chance in the 70s...
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    (Original post by 21stcenturyphantom)
    Well, I think there is. Would I date a woman who did not shave her leg hair? No. That doesn't make me a sexist or adherent to any other affiliated social tag that any fool cares to label me with. I just don't like women with hairy legs, much the same as women do not like men with hairy bodies and like them to be waxed. No doubt many of the female commenters are too determined in "fighting the system" that they can't hear the sound of just how little no one cares about their decision to not shave.
    You clearly do.
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    Women started *****ing about it when society started expecting in from them.

    Yes people have removed their body hair for years but it was down to personal preference rather than any pressure from society. It's only in the past couple of decades that the media has started printing the view that any single hair on a woman's body suddenly makes her disgusting and not worthy of anyone's attention.

    I like to shave, but I don't think we should try and pretend that women don't naturally have body hair. I mean so what if a celebrity has a bit of armpit stubble every now and then? The world isn't going to end because of it.
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    (Original post by LittleMissNoface)
    Compare having short hair and facial hair to:
    -Shaved legs
    -Shaved armpits
    -Shaved pubes?
    -Bleaching/removing facial hair for some girls.

    However it would be nicer if men didn't feel too pressured to have short hair. Though they had their chance in the 70s...
    Women can easily cover their legs, arm pits and pubic regions relatively easily compared to a man's face and head.

    I'm pretty sure most employers won't care if you shave your pubes or not unless you're doing porn.
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    (Original post by Snagprophet)
    I think there's a greater issue with the obsessive compulsive disorder with women and make up and women constantly thinking they're unattractive. If there's a man involved in marketing beauty products for women then take it out on him and anyone else working at the company. Don't take it out on ordinary people, blaming men as if we're somehow forcing these ideas on women.

    My only opinion on women shaving pubes is that it's not as practical if you wanted to oral a hairy pussy. I don't even care about armpits or anything, I guess if there was facial hair it would feel a bit odd, but yeah.
    who's blaming men?
    I agree with the oral thing, though at the same time it is nice to have something to hold onto
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    (Original post by assassin's_creed)
    Women can easily cover their legs, arm pits and pubic regions relatively easily compared to a man's face and head.

    I'm pretty sure most employers won't care if you shave your pubes or not unless you're doing porn.
    Surprising it becomes harder and harder to cover up when the sun comes out.

    No short sleeves, no lovely dresses.
    Always tights. Even with tights they have to be quite thick so the hairs do not show through.

    Yet with the long hair most employers do not mind if you tie up your hair (expected for girls too) and with the beard if it exceeds a length I know men have been suggested to plait or pin it.
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    (Original post by LittleMissNoface)
    Chance?
    Chance at great men like myself.
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    Hair is natural how can you argue against it. You're not accepting woman hood in all its fullness.
 
 
 
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