The results of China’s first ever “Women’s Armpit Hair Competition” are in!
Technically, the results have been in since June 10th. And since we’re dealing with a culture that dates back to 2070 BC, I’m pretty sure this isn’t “the first” Chinese female armpit hair contest. But I digress.
First place went to Weibo user “Zhu Xixi loves eating fish,” who received 202 likes and shares.
The competition was organized by feminist activist Xiao Yue in order to bring attention to the idea that women do not need to be hairless to feel beautiful. The competition kicked off on May 26 and ended June 10. The first place winner received a hundred free condoms, the second place winners each got a vibrator. The third place winners were rewarded with ten female urination devices.
I’m not sure how I made it this far in life without hearing about “female urination devices,” but I guess you learn something new every day.
Could this non-shaving trend work its way to the U.S.? According to the New York Post, it’s already happening.
Women are proudly showing off their growth on Instagram and YouTube, and it’s not just Miley Cyrus anymore. Jemima Kirke of Girls flashed her fair-colored au naturel look — earning some cringes — at the June 1 CFDA awards, one of the top fashion events of the year.
I’m not sure if one cast member from Girls counts as a trend, especially since Kirke herself is already bored with the topic.
At any rate, I could end this article with a joke about how armpit hair is gross. But since a friend recently pointed out that I have a random three-inch hair growing out of my Adam’s apple, and I haven’t bothered to shave it, I’m not in a position to judge others.
Your armpits, your choice!