It’s amazing the number of people who are just freakin’ weird and roaming around totally unrestricted among us. It’s really scary.
Yesterday was that story from Australia about men peeing in their mouths, which is called “bubbling.” Today it’s about female “Arizona State University” students who can receive extra credits for defying social norms by refusing to shave for 10 weeks during the semester.
And you all thought it was just John McCain who was kinda going off the deep end and was strange because he’s from Arizona. Which leads me to say to myself, WTF is going on in Arizona?
Could it be too many people who live in Arizona are getting bitten by venemous snakes carrying a poison that makes people act stupid. Not very deadly but sure as hell dangerous.
I mean, come on, would you wanna see a bunch of female students walking around with armpit hair, unshaven legs and Gawd knows what else. (Use your imagination on that)
But, that’s apparently what’s going to happen if “Women and Gender Studies Professor” Breanne Fahs convinces enough female students to cease shaving their underarms and legs during the semester and then documenting their experiences in a journal.
“Yeah, I didn’t shave my legs and underarms and was walkin’ in the woods last week and darn near missed gettin’ shot by a hunter who mistook me for a bear.”
Student Stephanie Robinson said it was a “life changing experience.”
I bet Stephanie.
“Many of my friends didn’t want to work out next to me or hear about the assignment, and my mother was distraught at the idea that I would be getting married in a white dress with armpit hair.”
So um, wear a black wedding dress and your armpit hair will kinda blend in with everything. Or just braid all that excess hair with some pretty ribbons and perhaps no one will notice.
Men are also allowed to receive extra credit, as long as they shave their bodies from the neck down.
WHAT! Shave their bodies from the neck down? WTF!
So like it’s ok for females to have armpit hair but not the men? Hey….that’s hair discrimination. Yeah….clear cut discrimination. We men have all kinds of hair to show off, so why should armpit women get all the attention.
Cripes, we have armpit hair, ear hair, nose hair, eyebrow hair, hair on our heads, facial hair and in some cases hair where hair ain’t supposed to grow. Worth a lot of credits if ya ask me.
Fahs says the experiment illustrates social issues with gender roles, particularly with the male participants.
“One guy did his shaving with a buck knife,” Fahs said. “Male students tend to adopt the attitude of, I’m a man; I can do what I want.”
Right on guys! Screw shaving with a Gillette Razor or an electric one. Whip out a damn machete or, if you can get your hands on a Samurai sword, go for the gold. We’ll show them women we’re not a bunch of panty waists. We’ll show them what hair really is. MAN HAIR!
One participant, student Jaqueline Gonzalez said the experience allowed her to start on a path of activism.
Activism is not shaving your armpit hair? Go figure.
In this article by “Lauren Clark, Campus Correspondent,” Jaqueline went on to say:
“The experience helped me better understand how pervasive gendered socialization is in our culture. Furthermore, by doing this kind of activist project I was no longer an armchair activist theorizing in the classroom.” she said. “So much is learned by actually taking part in the theory or idea we learn in the classroom, and we could benefit from this type of pedagogy being taken up by similar classes.”
So let me see if I correctly understand this. By not shaving your armpits or legs women can benefit by understanding how pervasive gendered socialization is in our culture.
Well….THAT explains everything.
Now any woman who doesn’t shave her legs or armpits can find out just what it’s like out there in the world by the reactions they get from other people.
Like NOT getting hit on in a bar by a member of the opposite sex.
Having furry animals stalk you if you’re out for a walk.
Getting offers from “The Ad Council” to marry Smokey the Bear thereby promoting preventing forest fires as a family effort.
Offers to appear in werewolf movies. As Mrs. Werewolf of course.
And, of course, the biggest perk of all, a real money-maker, showing that women will not be discriminated against in those Gillette shaving ads by appearing on TV using a Gillette Atra razor.
Yep, I can see where all this is going.
Actually I can’t see where all this is going. I have too much freakin’ hair growing in places where hair shouldn’t be growing. Like my eye brow hair. Which is why I can’t see where all this is going.
Now as far as I’m concerned, there are only three places women should allow their hair to grow. On their heads, their eyebrows, and, um, er, below the equator. If ya catch my drift there.
If I see a woman with hair anywhere else, I’m gonna beat feet………FAST!
Or cut them some slack and ask them if they’re going through some sex change.
In which case…………..
I’d still beat feet…..verrrrrrry FAST!
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