for anyone who thinks female armpit hair is ‘no big deal’ these days, for those who question my insistence that my armpit hair on my femme body is a genderqueer expression that has been targeted for violence time and again, check out this comment on my youtube.
why is female hair so offensive? how is it any different from male hair? this shit is ridiculous.
I can’t even fathom how someone like him can use a computer.
this shit is all too painfully real. trigger warning.
when i was nineteen i went to a local show with my sister. i was dancing around and acting crazy, and i was the only grrrl doing so. i was wearing a tanktop. the singer in the band said into the mic “the girl with the red hair (me) really needs to shave her fucking armpits”. people were laughing at me. people were throwing shit at me. i was giving these people the finger and raising my arm, showing off the hair. then a guy punched me in the face, knocking my glasses off. i tried to hit him back but another guy caught my arm and restrained me. i was pushed, shoved and hit by a group of guys. my shirt was pulled down during all of this. my sister’s arms were restrained. i was dragged out on my back by my pigtails, down some stairs and my head was smashed into a pole along the way. it was fucked up and very, very traumatizing. nothing like that had ever happened to me before. after that people would pass the store i worked at in the mall and shout ‘shave your armpits!’ at me while i was working.
WHAT. THE. FUCK.
That the mere presence of female body hair can incite such hate, rage, and hostility…I have no words.