History of Wet-Shaving — Women and Shaving

Shaving (Her)story: A Brief Reflection On The History Of Women And Shaving.

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Shaving (Her)story:  A Brief Reflection On The History Of Women And Shaving.
Evidence of female hair removal can be traced to the stone ages and ancient Egypt/Rome. Depilatories, beeswax, and shells were used to remove hair primarily for purposes relative to cleanliness (Cerini, 2020). Other ancient societies correlated the appearance of smooth skin with symbols of status and purity (Cerini, 2020). Even Darwin is cited as associating body hair with primitive ancestry and a lack in evolutional development; theorizing that a smaller amount of body hair is derived from notions of evolutional superiority (Cerini, 2020).  What a tangled hairy web we weave, Darwin. 

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