The notion that women should feel free to grow their body hair as they please is one that’s been regarded as taboo by society for quite some time.
Women are often made to feel unfeminine if they’re not entirely hairless, so much so that shaving and waxing adverts frequently depict women removing body hair when they don’t actually have any to begin with.
This prejudicial behaviour has led to the creation of the Januhairy campaign, a movement encouraging women to grow their body hair for the month of January.
The primary aim of the campaign is to raise money for body positivity project Body Gossip.
“The acceptance of body hair on women is unfortunately still a predicament,” the organiser of Januhairy writes on the campaign’s Facebook page. Read more