Female Body Hair
Why do so many women feel the need to get rid of their body hair? Mike Williams explores the history of hair removal and what it tells us about notions of female beauty.
Why do so many women feel the need to get rid of their body hair? Why is it fine for a man to sport hairy legs, but unthinkable for most women?
It’s a sensitive subject - touching on ideas about female sexuality and gender politics that stretch back almost to the beginning of time.
(Image of an actress with her arms up in the air, posing for a portrait. Credit: Getty Images)