I am: In my 20s, a Polish-American New Englander, an animal-person, a maker working with metal and fibers.
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Haven’t been around here much lately, mostly due to having way too much fun playing Flight Rising. Honestly, I’m kind of liking not being in Tumblr atmosphere on the daily.
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I just want everyone to see how unrealistic some expectations are.
…not everyone’s hair grows fast enough to make that necessary. I can go a week between shaving if I’m wearing shorts a lot.
And I haven’t shaved my legs in… *checks calendar* going on twenty years.
I hardly ever shave my legs. O.o Do people really do that regularly? Even if you like, only wear pants?
It depends on a lot of things I guess, including if you have light hair or dark hair. You can get away with less shaving more easily when you have light hair, since it’s barely visible. On the other hand if you have thick dark hair, the stubs on your legs and whatnot can be very obvious. I mean, assuming that you’re wearing shorts or skirts a lot, and that one of the concerns is social stigma.
I also know that when I lived as a girl, my androgens level were not that of a “normal” woman, and I had much more hair than others. It meant that I had to do a lot more “maintenance” to go unnoticed. So I’d include hormone levels and such biological variations in the factors of whether or not you “need” to shave more.
It’s not all very fair, really, so it’s nice not to look surprised or like it’s ridiculous to have to shave often… Some people don’t have much choice (I’m also not for the shaming of people who chose to shave so they don’t get upsetting comments on their body, because they don’t all have the energy and whatnot to cope with it. It can be a valid strategy to make life bearable when you have a lot of other crap to deal with; as all the little things add up.)
Like maybe if you’re conventionally attractive otherwise or have other privileges, and don’t deal with mental illness or other shit, you can afford more easily to go unshaved and deal with the possible sigma.