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"I feel like a really lousy for feminist for liking to be waxed down there… help?"

- Question submitted by Anonymous

Dannielle Says:

This is all so complicated because while feminism is rooted in equal rights for all, that word has taken one hell of a ride down the path of confusing as shit.

Body hair is just a tiny symptom of the larger picture. You shouldn’t HAVE to shave anything because society tells you to, ABSOLUTELY, but also… if you like the way it feels to have your legs shaved and your V waxed – you should not feel bad. Right? This whole thing stems from doing with your body AS YOU PLEASE and not answering to NOBODY *snap snap snap*

Feminism isn’t about proving women are better than men, it is about saying no one human is better than another. It’s about fighting for equality ALL AROUND, immigration, people of color, disability, men, women, students, senior citizens, hUMANS Y’ALL. We all deserve equal rights, we all deserve to be treated with respect, we all deserve to make decisions about our own bodies, our futures, our education, our religion.

You are a feminist because you believe in equality, not because you have hair on your hoo-ha.

Kristin Says:

Oh for Pete’s sake.

Listen, I understand what you are saying—as Dannielle already covered. Women have been trained to feel, over time, that they must be hairless, odorless, tiny-waisted human beings in order to be attractive, and that is fucked up. However, I have no ability, personally, to refuse myself a manicure here and there because I love the way it feels and looks and I KNOW THAT I WOULDN’T HAD I BEEN RAISED IN A DIFFERENT WORLD BUT I WAS RAISED HERE AND I LIKE MY NAILS PAINTED SO SUCK IT EVERYONE.

Sorry for yelling.

It’s quite a pickle, because you at once have things happening in your brain and body that are saying, ‘but I feel good when I have less hair on my hoo-ha,’ and other things happening in your brain that are like, ‘don’t listen to that brain, it is under the spell of patriarchy mwahahaha.’

Here’s a thought: every time you get waxed, put a dollar in a bucket labeled, “Feminism Offset Fees.” Every year, collect your dollars, and donate them to a Girl’s Rock Camp or a positive body image campaign or Gloria Steinem.

(OMG. Please dear god save up your hoo-ha waxing dollars and donate them to Gloria Steinem. Can we start a fund? This is now my favorite idea.)

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"How do I tell the lady who does my Brazilian wax, I’m a lesbian? Every time I go see her she asks me mid wax, face in my area; "so do you have a boyfriend yet?!" I don’t really know how to tell her I’ll never have one, Help?! :/"

- Question submitted by Anonymous

Dannielle Says:

Now this shit is funny.

You should probably ask her out on a date when her head is between your legs.

Orrrrrr you should say “actually I date ladies” and when she peaks up at you from betwixt your legs wink at her with one of those full face winks. You know the wink where you open your whole mouth and tilt your head down with one eye closed.

Orrrr you could also not say anything bc like, how close are you guys really? You know?

Kristin Says:

Ohhhhhhkay.

Listen, can we talk for a few seconds about how people should not be asking you about your love life whilst ripping small hairs out of your vaginaplace???!

I feel like this should just be standard vaginaplace etiquette.

Now that we’ve covered proper etiquette, let’s deal with how to handle this nosy waxer. I agree with Dannielle. Why this bitch be up in your grill?! The lady who tugs your hairs doesn’t need to know who you bone if you don’t want her to, okay?  If you feel like being honest, just say it and make it REALLY AWKWARD so that it’s REALLY FUNNY, which is what I do with everything in life…and if you don’t want to deal with it, just scream really really loudly every time she asks you about boyfriends, even though she hasn’t even put the wax on you yet.

She’ll get the idea.

#pavlovsbell

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