When I refer to shaving, I mean all kinds of ways, tricks and methods of removing any hairs -from waxing, laser removal, shaving to even plucking! There are many products on the market to help us with removing hairs from our bodies but is it important for women to shave?
Do you shave and why do you do it?
What method do you prefer?
Share your thoughts and answers here!
Of course it's not important! Caitlin Moran suggested a good rule in her book How To Be A Woman. If you want to know whether women being expected to do something is sexist or not ask whether men have to as well. If they don't have to, we shouldn't have to (though she put it a bit more wittily you get the idea). We're free to shave if we want to but we absolutely don't have to. I don't shave my legs. It cracks me up that some people find that shocking. I have more important things to worry about than what anybody thinks of my legs.
I don't shave my legs or underarms until I begin resembling a bush pig (I have dark, coarse hair). Like you said, I have more important things to worry about, but I have to admit that it does draw criticism from my younger sisters.
Shaving is really important in sports. Take cycling for instance - one accident and you have to deal with hair growing in the sore as well as trying to clean out debris. But it should really be on how comfortable you believe in your body. Some European woman don't shave and that is acceptable!