F**k your expectations

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So I saw this news story the other day and it really really bothered me. Bothered is probably the wrong word, disgusted would be more appropriate. But yeah, it's pretty horrific. To summarise the article, a 26 year old model recently posed in an advert with unshaven legs, and as a result of this received a barrage of abuse alongside threats of rape. Imagine living a world where a woman is threatened with rape because she chooses to leave her body as it naturally is meant to be, I mean how completely messed up is this!? It inspired me to reach out to my female friends and see what their thoughts were on these issues, and here's what they said.


"It's frustrating that even with the progress we've made with equal rights, women are still very much expected to look a certain way. I also think even though women are a lot more career minded, society still frowns upon those who don't end up married with children."

"How much body hair we have is not a defining quality and it's our choice how we represent ourselves. There's a lot more to a woman than how much hair she has on her legs."

"Yeah and our general appearance if we go out dressed up with make up done nicely and big hair we are called slags, but if we don't wear makeup and were to wear a massive long dress we'd be called plain and frumpy."

"Roses are red, violets are blue, I have hair on my legs and the hole where I poo." (Amazing)


It's really refreshing to chat with your girls and realise that nope you're not crazy, it's just the world out there that is! Seriously who gives a shit if you shaved yesterday, last week or maybe never even bothered. Why should it have any bearing on who you are as a person and more importantly why should it give anyone the right to threaten and bully you!?

However you choose to present yourself is totally down to YOU and you should feel sassy, sexy and confident because of the awesome person that you are not because of how often you do/don't pick up a razor. Anyone that judges a woman so superficially and immediately objectifies her, completely disregarding her thoughts, feelings, ideas, passions, skills, and energy as a human being is a complete arsehole and I will always feel strongly about that.

Lets encourage each other to feel totally free by accepting our differences and getting rid of these expectations about what is 'wrong' and 'right' about other people's bodies!

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