‘Januhairy’ Encourages Women to Grow Their Body Hair for a Month

How exciting, this is an example of equality really gone wrong.

Women have been complaining about “No Shave November” an event where men grow beards and challenge each other to not shave. Now they can do the same thing with their Hoo-Has and other body parts.

Men have “Movember,” where they grow out their facial hair to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues, and now ladies have “Januhairy,” a reason to skip shaving and grow their body hair with pride, according to Today.com

Laura Jackson, a 22-year-old drama student at the University of Exeter in the U.K., started the movement after growing her own body hair for a performance and noticing her own reaction to it. “After a few weeks of getting used to it, I started to like my natural hair,” she posted to an Instagram account created for the campaign. “Though I felt liberated and more confident in myself, some people around me didn’t understand why I didn’t shave/didn’t agree with it.”

Januhairy encourages women to let the hair on their bodies grow in support of a charity, Body Gossip, which empowers people to be the best version of themselves through arts and education. On her crowdfunding site in 2019, Jackson raised £1,534 (or more than $2,000) through sponsorships supporting women who grow their body hair.

“Society seems to be behaving as if the natural hair we grow on our bodies is unattractive and distasteful. We are so used to removing our body hair that we are becoming unfamiliar with our authentic selves,” she wrote.

“Media and films have an influence on young women and how they feel they should be,” Jackson told TODAY Style by email, explaining that Disney princesses and other portrayals of women had an effect on her self-esteem growing up.

I’m sure men around the world are totally excited about this new liberal movement. Said no man ever.

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Thomas Weaver
Thomas Weaver
1 year ago

I am skeptical and for verification, we need to check other places, other than under the arms…