Let’s be clear: I don’t think shaving should be considered mandatory for any woman, and I’ve spent plenty of time in sleeveless tops with very visibly hairy armpits due to some combination of laziness and a desire to intentionally buck traditional beauty standards. But there are still plenty of warm days when my refusal to make hair removal a constant priority does not coincide with a willingness to field questions or weird looks directed at my body hair.
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