Sina Weibo user Yang Yuzhen shows her armpit in this file photo. In China, tattoos starting to stick Shining personality Hundreds of Chinese women have joined a recent armpit selfies competition on micro-blogging service Sina Weibo, proudly displaying their unshaven armpits. Started by a popular Sina Weibo public account, the contest is called "girls not plucking armpit hair".
Six Chinese women who proudly posted photographs of their unshaven armpits online have been named the winners of a contest held to challenge the notion that women must have hair-free armpits to be attractive. She had earned the support of citizen judges, Ms. Xiao said.
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Actress Jemima Kirke recently showed up at a fashion awards show sporting underarm hair. It's not as dramatic as bra burning, but it still gets the point across. Over the past month hundreds of Chinese women participated in an armpit-hair selfie contest.
Hundreds of Chinese women have joined a recent armpit selfies competition on micro-blogging service Sina Weibo, proudly displaying their unshaven armpits. Started by a popular Sina Weibo public account, the contest is called "girls not plucking armpit hair". It encourages Chinese females to post a photo of their armpit hair to demonstrate their natural beauty, to echo similar events overseas.
Organisers are inviting women to post photos of their underarm hair on Twitter-like social media website Weibo, before the competition closes on Wednesday. Read more: We should celebrate Madonna's hairy armpit selfie. One of the 40 women to enter so far was recently released on parole, after she was detained for over a month for organising a protest to raise awareness of sexual harassment and domestic violence, according to BBC News.
Underarm hairalso known as axillary hairis the hair in the underarm area axilla. Underarm hair, as human body hairnormally starts to appear at the beginning of pubertywith growth usually completed by the end of the teenage years. Axillary hair goes through 4 stages of development, driven by weak androgens produced by the adrenal in males and females during adrenarcheand testosterone from the testicle in males during puberty.
Lately, the movement to embrace female body hair in all its natural glory has become an expression of empowerment and a positive way to rebel against age-old beauty standards. Last summer, a ladies-taking-armpit-hair-selfies trend took hold of Weibo, a Chinese social media platform. This summer marks the return of the armpit-selfie-hair trend on Weibo, and now feminist Xiao Meili has started a competition to see who can post the raddest armpit hair photo.
I was appalled to read last week's article by Cyril Saidah, a foreigner living in Shanghai, who wrote that underarm hair on Chinese women is "nauseating" and "just wrong. As a fellow writer, I was also dismayed by his argument's utter lack of logic. Saidah wrote that women with armpit hair are "masculine and neglectful of their hygiene.