An interesting new trend is seeing Chinese women taking to social media to show images of their unshaven armpit hair.
Told the site: Users on Weibo, disputably China’s most popular social networking platform, have jumped on the bandwagon and started the 女生腋毛不拔大赛 (girls not plucking armpit hair competition), which got many girls taking selfies of their armpits.
Rocket News asserts the burgeoning trend as a ‘competition’, but it’s unclear what the prize may actually be except to wonder if this is Chinese women’s attempt to assert their femininity and the right to present themselves as they deem fit. Which is to perhaps to say Chinese women have taken to challenging their stasis in society and the dilemma if men can go about without hairy armpits (and we certainly do) why can’t they?
Images via Weibo.