MrMary Responds || It’s Time for Women to Take Back Armpit Hair, Seriously?

I didn’t even know armpit hair was gone or had been regaled to such a status that it needed to be taken back from obscurity ?I really don’t get sentiments like this maybe because I am a dude. Check it out:


Pubic hair, once the public province of men, has been making a comeback with the ladies, with Emer O’Toole of The Guardian declaring 2014 to be “the year of the bush.” No more mowing the lawn for us! Hell, even fake mustaches for women have become a female fashion statement in the last decade. They’ve shown up on everyone from Demi Lovato to Miley Cyrus to Katy Perry.

But we draw a line at armpit hair. Even Madonna, the high femme goddess herself, can’t get away with sporting some scruff in her pits. When she Instagrammed a picture of her hairy armpits last week, she was quickly chastised for failing to stay within the bounds of acceptable feminine expression.

Seriously Now

This article says that it’s high time that female armpit hair be considered or recognized as high fashion. I give it 3-4 months before armpit shaming becomes a thing. There was a call in the comment section for hairy pits to unite. Someone else rationalized that if men can do it and our having armpit hair isn’t considered nasty, then women armpit hair shouldn’t be considered disgusting. After I read the article, I had one question, well two questions..



So putting honor killing aside and the massive issues facing women today introducing armpit hair back into the mainstream consciousness through fashion, this is what is important ? What does this have to do with feminism?

Upon further research, it turns out that armpit hair is a major point of contention. I learned about ArmpitsForAugust (dubbed as a girls’ answer to Movember) aims to raise awareness and money for PCOS, a condition which causes obesity, acne and hirsutism, by encouraging women to grow out their armpit hair during the hottest month of the year.” The charity’s founder had this to say:

“We believe the shame a lot of people feel about their body hair is a consequence of living in a society that regulates, controls and dictates that female-assigned bodies must conform to incredibly narrow beauty standards, and which upholds a rigid gender binary that deems body hair a ‘masculine’ trait.”

I don’t get it. If you don’t want to shave don’t. If you want to, do it. There is still  a market for 70’s porn meaning that there are still a decent enough number of dudes out there who love the crinkle-crinkle of female body hair and grainy old videos. I found the article a bit self-indulgent in that there was no discussion of different cultural ideas or takes on body hair. There was this one view and its opposition. It was very narrow in its scope.

Anyways tell me what you think


SHowing that Blogger Love || Happy Bday to Ms Jen and Tonic

I had the pleasure of Interviewing the Lovely Ms Jen and Tonic Oct 30, 2012. She was a participant in my Have You been Experienced blogging tour

81Let me bring you back to a special moment

MrMary Flashes Back

Question 6: What is the greatest thing about your audience ? My audience laughs at my jokes and makes me feel better about myself. They have helped me deal with my chronic masturbation problem…uhm sorry I think that was too much information.

Your audience discourages you from doing that? Mine encourages me! My favorite thing about my audience is that they’re all funnier than I am. And smarter. And cooler. And better-looking. Honestly, I love each of my Hooked on Tonics. I feel like they’re all really good people.

Question 7: Finally if I was Santa Claus and you had to sit on my lap for a wish what would you ask me for

For you to scoot a bit to the left because your boner is poking me.

The Serious & Slightly Sentimental Bit

I am not the only one who can say that Jen has been nice to me, and that is something that is nice and makes blogging on this platform  really special compared to other places I have blogged on.  We are all part of a community, and it’s nice to have Jen a part of it. I know that whether I am telling dirty jokes, or talking about writing,  social issues, or personal stuff I can trust that I don’t have to explain that I am just joking around, or that I really don’t dress up as Santa and ask pretty women in my age bracket to whisper their private wishes into my ear, for leisure. (I actually do it for work during the holidays, and pull out some sex toy from my sack; it’s how I combat the war on women in America).

So Happy Bday Jen !!!!!!!!