Imagine a world where pastel-colored razors no longer line the shaving aisle, shower drains rarely get blocked, and the pain of a monthly wax-job is but a distant memory. This could soon be reality if we all become members of The Hairy Legs Club.
— DailyEdge.ie (@dailyedge) July 17, 2014
The Tumblr blog is inviting women everywhere to post photos of their legs, hair and all. The forum has certainly created a solidarity among furry gals with thousands of comments like:
“I can’t wait for the day that this blog is redundant and that being a woman and having hairy legs is as unremarkable as having a head, shoulders, knees and toes!” ─ Posted by pocabu
“ I just wanted to say how HAPPY I am to have found your tumblr! I don’t shave my legs, and I live in a pretty conventional/conservative place… It’s SO encouraging, wonderful, empowering to know that there are other non-shavers out there. THANK YOU!!” ─ Posted by labexperiment
Whatever your thoughts, there’s no question the hairy movement is gaining momentum. Other blogs have, ahem, sprouted up including WANG (Women Against Non-essential Grooming) and the rather self-explanatory UK initiative, Project Bush.
After years of waxing, plucking, shaving, sugaring, not-to-mention pre-beach anxiety, it’s probably going to take more than few photos of super-confident women to change our attitude. Until Kate Upton and Kate Moss start instagramming themselves au naturel on the beaches of St. Tropez, we may need a little more convincing.
On the other hand, what are we afraid of? It’s not like the hair on our legs is causing world war or mass blindness. When we add up all the time (and money) spent managing those innocent strands on our gams it makes us consider what we could be doing instead with all that free time, like learning Italian, helping old ladies cross the street or finding cures for contagious diseases.
Ladies, join the bandwagon. First the legs, next up…the bush. And just in the nick of time.