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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 05:42 PM
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104. The thread is about the POLITICS of body hair
Edited on Mon Jan-22-07 05:44 PM by lwfern
and is posted in a women's rights forum. If a person wants to talk about what they personally prefer, without connecting it to the political implications of the issue, then perhaps the lounge would be a better spot for that discussion. Likewise, if a person feels critical thought applied to their posts is somehow out of bounds or a "personal attack" - then that might be a sign they aren't actually here to promote women's rights or discuss how the issue relates to women's rights. "I just like how shaved women look" - or "I like how I look shaved" is more of a lounge post, imho.

Here, I assume people want to discuss the broad (no pun intended) implications of those preferences - why they come about, how prevailing trends influence women to conform and whether women feel pressured to alter their bodies when faced with discussion after discussion of how body hair is "gross."

Discussing how we develop our aesthetic preferences - particularly when we equate natural ethnic characteristics of women as being more evolved, or less evolved, is part of what this forum is about.
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