ain't no Houellebecq girl (yiskah) wrote,
ain't no Houellebecq girl
yiskah

Because it's Friday, a poll! Inspired by recent discussion on leedy's journal. Admittedly this poll is intended mainly for women, but men should feel free to answer, too.


Do you de-hair your legs?

Yes, regularly
17(30.9%)
Yes, when my legs will be on display
25(45.5%)
I used to, but not any more
5(9.1%)
No, never
8(14.5%)

If you de-hair your legs, what method(s) do you use?

shaving
27(57.4%)
waxing
7(14.9%)
depilating (like epilady or something)
0(0.0%)
plucking
0(0.0%)
bleaching
0(0.0%)
something else
0(0.0%)

What other bits of your body do you de-hair?

armpits
8(16.7%)
visible bikini line
0(0.0%)
Down There
0(0.0%)
upper lip
0(0.0%)
eyebrows
2(4.2%)
arms
0(0.0%)
other bits
1(2.1%)

In your natural state, is the hair on your legs:

very obvious and visible
33(58.9%)
only visible if looking quite closely
15(26.8%)
hardly visible at all
8(14.3%)
something else
0(0.0%)

Did you ever feel pressured to de-hair your legs or other bits of your body?

yes, and it bothered me
22(39.3%)
yes, but it didn't bother me
12(21.4%)
no
17(30.4%)
something else
5(8.9%)

Pressure from whom?

parents
0(0.0%)
siblings
0(0.0%)
friendly peers (e.g. girlfriends sharing fashion tips)
2(5.1%)
unfriendly peers (e.g. being teased for being hairy)
4(10.3%)
romantic girlfriends/boyfriends
2(5.1%)
other
5(12.8%)

Do you ever regret or resent having started de-hairing?

yes
9(17.6%)
no
33(64.7%)
something else
9(17.6%)

What else forms part of your grooming ritual:

regular hair-styling
0(0.0%)
regular hair-dying
5(11.4%)
other hair-related stuff (e.g. curling, straightening, deep conditioning, etc.)
0(0.0%)
wearing make-up every day
1(2.3%)
wearing make-up for special occasions
3(6.8%)
other stuff
5(11.4%)

Is de-hairing a feminist issue?

yes
17(30.9%)
no
9(16.4%)
it depends
25(45.5%)
don't know
4(7.3%)

Are other grooming-related practices feminist issues? If so, what?

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