Slaves To The Shave

September 21, 2010 at 18:30 PM
Posted by RubaDub

showerFor almost a hundred years now women have been slaving away to keep their legs and underarms smooth. Around 1915 sleeveless dresses became popular and crafty merchants began what some historians call the “Great Underarm Campaign.” This campaign was meant to shame women into shaving their body hair. A photograph of a young woman in a popular women’s magazine featured the girl wearing a slip with her arms raised above her head revealing perfectly clear armpits.

Since this time, women around the world have shaved their armpits and legs. But before women’s shaving products were created, women were forced to use harsh men’s products. Women persevered cuts to their delicate skin and itchy rashes caused by using men’s razors until inventors came up with shower gel. Women who use shower gel for shaving will tell you that their plights to remain hair free have become a little less horrible.

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