What Your Armpit Hair Says About You

The sight of hair can trigger an emotional response depending on cultural expectations. One Swedish woman faced global criticism for exposing her grown armpit hair, although her compatriots stood by her in solidarity. Gender and culture combine to shape attitudes towards hair. It is taboo for women to grow armpit hair in some cultures, but not in others. Men's armpit hair is acceptable in places that reject women's armpit hair. And the societal norms for men's facial hair depend on the culture. The men at an American protest depicted above shaved their faces but let their armpit hair grow. Regardless of societal pressure, hair is a natural phenomenon, and one has the right to shave or grow hair as one sees fit.

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