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16 August 2004 @ 08:04 pm
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T-mobile is now offically supporting and selling my phone.

Rio looks like it's goign to be another year for it comes out with a 40gig player.

I'm annoyed that we live in a society where women not shaving their legs is some how unhygenic. I don't mind it not being the fashion, but I don't like to have to worry that someone thinks I'm unclean because I'm female and don't shave my legs.
76trombones on August 17th, 2004 12:14 am (UTC)
Unhy... huh? I don't think I've heard that one yet. (I have, however, certainly heard other things on the topic!) Sigh.
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on August 17th, 2004 12:47 am (UTC)
It mostly came up because ofhte comercials for the stupid humor movie, "with out a padle" that features Seth Green's charater being a gast at the woman's unshaven legs.
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on August 17th, 2004 12:49 am (UTC)
Though I have encourtered the "ew" factor in real life. The commericals are jsut reminding me of those times.
76trombones on August 17th, 2004 12:53 am (UTC)
Ah. Ick.
The Water Seeker: bikiniredplymouth on August 17th, 2004 12:25 am (UTC)
mrow? I've never had anyone accuse me of uncleanliness because of it. I've had more people complain about the underarm hair than the legs. They say it makes me sweat more. I say that if I shave it I get a nasty rash and usually they shut up.
bob "the wonder llama"bob_wonderllama on August 17th, 2004 02:20 am (UTC)
meh, shaved legs are over-rated.

most of the time they're all stubbly and ouchie anyways
Princess Wonderbutt: rarbluepapercup on August 17th, 2004 03:19 am (UTC)
I've heard that rationale for pits but never legs. Pop culture sucks big sharp rocks through a bendy straw. I spent a long time not shaving anything, and didn't go back to shaving b/c anyone said to, I just personally like it. *looks down at legs* and right now I'm sporting 10-day stubble. Ach. the movies can stuff it.
Binkbinkbink on August 17th, 2004 03:24 am (UTC)
The armpit thing is really bogus, too. Even if Americans could (or would--Byly is available in the US) buy a deodorant that actually worked, it would still not be a non-issue. It is the pit mouse that is the target of the objection, not the hygiene. Doctors assume that a woman who does not shave must be ill because it is, to them, a sign of self-neglect and they assume that because she isn't taking care of her personal appearance, it is a valid diagnostic observation leading to a diagnosis (DSM IV) of depression, dementia, substance abuse, or schizophrenia.
I actually had the experience of seeing a doctor recoil at the sight of armpit hair.

It's really a craziness, though, because women are supposed to look--bodyhairwise--sexually immature, but then that distortion is combined with the overt sexuality of the disturbed gait from high heels and the face painting.

There is something wrong with a society that deems half its population defective because hair grows in their armpits, and the other half defective because it grows on their faces.

Aha--a conspiracy. The Ew Factor is all a plot to sell more razor blades and shaving goop. It is likely associated with the rinse-and-repeat myth.
Segue to . . .
Where is there a shampoo that doesn't have laurel in it? What does one do if one is allergic to laurel? And where is all that laurel being grown?
Camilla Foxcfox on August 17th, 2004 06:12 am (UTC)
No laurel?
Citre Shine's conditioner doesn't seem to have any laurel* ingredients, but I don't have the matching shampoo to check that.

I think fairly pure detergents are marketed as liquid dish soap; Harvest Coop sells bulk unscented dish soaps, which I've never looked at closely. You'd have to use it less often or find some other way of mitigating the drying effects.
Binkbinkbink on August 17th, 2004 01:17 pm (UTC)
Re: No laurel?
Every dish detergent I have seen has laurel in it too. But I will see if I can find some Citre Shine to check out. Thank you for the suggestion.