Episode #129: Breanne Fahs on Body Hair + Why It’s So Polarizing
Is there anything in life more polarizing than body hair? This is particularly true for women who are often judged for having any ounce of hair on their bodies. What about for men? Why are they revered for their body hair and judged for removing it? Today on the show I’m chatting with Dr. Breanne Fahs a professor of women and gender studies at The University of Arizona and expert on body hair all about it.
So if you’ve wondered what the deal is with body hair, is it healthy (spoiler alert: YES!) and why we feel so inclined to remove it, this episode is for you. On today’s episode we also discuss:
Dr. Fahs’ background and her interest in women + gender studies
Why body hair is so polarizing for people
The history of body hair + why women feel the need to remove it
Is body hair clean? The stigma around body hair
Her best tips for being confident with body hair
Her takeaways from challenging her students to grow out their body hair
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