Thursday, August 27, 2009

Taking off the fur...

There are days when I indeed feel as though I'm removing my fur. It seems incredibly unfair that I not only am getting older, but furrier. What's up with that? Shouldn't I be getting balder?

Then to add insult to injury, what's growing in is gray! If I don't shave for a couple days, I have a gray beard. Somehow, it never occurred to me that when Shakespeare mentions graybeards, he was talking about women... It was never my ambition to grow up to be like my father.

Personally, I think the entire depilatory industry is responsible for the cultural idea that women have to shave--especially their legs. Who cares if they shave their legs? If you're wearing pants, who will know if you don't? Really. Shouldn't that individual know you really, really well? And if he's of the male persuasion, who is he to complain about hairy legs or underarms?

For that matter, after suffering the sandpapering from the house hunk's beard, why would he complain about receiving similar ministrations from me? I think that hair removal is sexist. In romances you rarely read about a man removing intimate hair. It's always a woman that does so to please her man. Now why is that?

Why can't we ask them to shave their legs and underarms and other body parts? Aren't we worth it? There should be equality in hair removal. A sort of "I'll take it off if you take it off" approach. I bet we would all be a hairier bunch if it was dependent on them taking it all off.



  1. It's been winter here and I have not been shaving my legs but now summer is approaching I will as I will trip over the hair...

  2. I'm going to be chuckling all day;-)I'm Italian and totally get the beard thing.

  3. These are the same people who think we should all be a size 0, or 2 at the biggest. Mostly they should all be roasted over hot coals.

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  5. Shave? Spell that, please? Oh! Yeah! With the pink razors, right? I remember now...hmmm.

  6. As if shaving isn't bad enough, the timing has to be just right. Never before going in the pool or putting on bug repellent. Causes horrible rash that takes weeks to clear up and then you just walk around hairy because you can't shave over the rash. The whole process stinks.


  7. And men laugh when they haven't shaved and their attentions give you razor burn. I think next time I shall bring sandpaper with me. When he chuckles, I'll apply vigorously to his face and neck. Bet he stops laughing.