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Swedish feminists bare pits to 'reclaim the hair'

The Local · 16 Mar 2012, 10:28

Published: 16 Mar 2012 10:28 GMT+01:00

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“We want to take a stand for all those that are insulted. It is about gender roles and letting everyone be themselves,” said Anni Isis, one of the armpit baring protesters, to the local Sydsvenskan paper.

The demonstration was organized by the Malmö Feminist Network (Malmös Feministiska Nätverk), which decided to “Reclaim the Hair” after Sweden’s online community had been whipped into a frenzy due to one woman’s hairy armpit being exposed during a live television broadcast of the Melodifestivalen song contest finals on Saturday.

Lena Ehrin from Ludvika in central Sweden was cheering the Swedish Eurovision candidate Loreen when her clearly visible underarm hair appeared momentarily on live TV and in the living rooms of an estimated 4.1 million Swedish television viewers.

A Facebook user then managed to take a screenshot of Ehrin’s hair, which he posted online – an image which then spread like wildfire across the site.

Within hours, thousands of people had “liked” the image, and hundreds had shared the image on their own Facebook pages, with an overwhelming number of crass and bullying comments attached.

“It is proof that many live in a narrow-minded and normative world. We have to challenge these structures,” said Isis to the paper.

All the women gathered in Malmö on Thursday had reacted to the massive online outcry that erupted against the woman and her hairy armpit.

“We need to show that this is a form of oppression based on a beauty norm and controlling the female body,” said Anna Gagliardo to local paper Skånskan’s web TV.

Following the furore, Emma Lundberg decided to post a picture of her unshorn underarm region on Facebook. According to her, what was done as a joke has later had mixed reactions.

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“I have received death threats online many times. They say we are unhygienic and often call us whores,” she said to Sydsvenskan.

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10:56 March 16, 2012 by Rick Methven
Bring out the deodorant, quick
11:00 March 16, 2012 by JulieLou40
They must have too much time on their hands. Hairy armpits are unhygienic, because the deodorant doesn't then work as well as it should. Simple.
11:06 March 16, 2012 by flintis
She's received "death threats" for having hairy armpits!!!
11:14 March 16, 2012 by Scorch
I dont care if they want to be hairy or not. Everyone have the right to decide over their own body. But why not just ignore the haters then?

And tell me something: Why didnt they already have hairy armpits in the first place?
11:36 March 16, 2012 by libertarianism
From wiki: Underarm hair naturally wicks sweat and other moisture from the skin, helping skin to be well-ventilated , dry and thus prevent colonization by odor-producing bacteria… Removal of underarm hair was part of hygienic/cosmetic practices recommended by Prophet Muhammad…for men and women and has since usually been regarded as a requirement by most Muslims.

And as earlier posted, the "problem" of women's underarm hair in the West is often traced back to 1915 when sleeveless and sheer-sleeved dresses were popular for US and UK women of status. An ad in "Harper's" with a bare-pitted lass said women should remove *objectionable* hair. Razors were soon marketed specifically to women, with *adverts claiming* underarm hair was unhygienic and unfeminine.… (When hemlines rose, legs got shaved as well.) The legacy of advertising: convince people there's something wrong with them so you can sell them the solution.

During her lifetime, the average woman will spend an average of 58.4 days shaving!! Is it worth it?? :)
11:42 March 16, 2012 by Achilles7
Of course everyone has the right to decide what to do with their own body, but it's just not very attractive, is it?
11:44 March 16, 2012 by Central European
Funny symptom of feminismus clear victory :), so where to continue THE FIGHT ?

Search of new battlefields is in progesss then ......what ´d a next one after stopping the equal depilation ?

Freedom for women to stay home with kids full time ?
11:48 March 16, 2012 by Frobobbles
What else do they not shave? Can we have photographic evidence?
11:49 March 16, 2012 by jamesblish
Well done, Local. You've managed to squeeze in all your standard types of stories on the first page. Something about feminism that the trolls can have a go at, something about the "failing healthcare" and something pertaining to religion. Well done, comments should be flooding in.
11:53 March 16, 2012 by DaveN
Comment removed by The Local for breach of our terms.
12:00 March 16, 2012 by Shibumi
@JulieLou #2

If that is true, then how come deodorant works just fine on men who do not (usually) shave their pits?
12:03 March 16, 2012 by RobinHood
I have knitted several warm winter hats made mostly from human armpit hair taken from myself, my family, and Southern European friends. Last month I sent a small pink one to warm the adorable Princess Estelle, but I haven't yet seen her wear it.

The hats are for sale at a discounted price to Local readers and journos.
12:12 March 16, 2012 by EP
Just lost my lunch. Disgusting. Women should shave ... everywhere (except the top of the head)
12:14 March 16, 2012 by libertarianism
Robinkofte? Certified, authentic robinwool?
12:21 March 16, 2012 by Radk
I don't really understand what is this about...

Its ok if women wants to have hair underarm, on theyr private areas, on theyr legs or theyr faces... Just do it if you feel good with that.

But also they must be aware that this may be seen unattractive for some people, like everything. I dont think its anything about gender as even men nowadays get rid of underarm hair for hygiene cosmetic and just to look better :)

In my opinion just live and let live others like they want to :)
12:38 March 16, 2012 by Central European
Radk :Hairy may be seen unattractive ?Live and let live ? This are the most gender unequal slogans !:)

Do you realize that the main point of "equality" is that everything arround, so also the perceptions of SOME PEOPLE, must change ?

So obsolete one man´s meat is another man´s poison or different strokes for different folk and aslo someone likes cakes and someone likes janes must be changed !

Everyone must like everyone according the rules, banes, orders and regulations !

No dislike and dislikers in our society :)

Punish them all equally ! In name of equality!
13:04 March 16, 2012 by Rick Methven
If you look closely at the picture, there are not any really hairy armpits, most show signs of a recent attack by Mr Gillette
13:16 March 16, 2012 by sarah02
@ EP You go shave everything... except the top of your head and then ask that from your partner -rolling eyes-
13:39 March 16, 2012 by soultraveler3
EP why is something natural disgusting just because it involves a female body? I'll never understand sexist comments like that and saying things like that make you seem like a pig.

There's something seriously wrong with society when women are called disgusting, dirty, lazy and judged so severely, just for choosing not to spend time altering their bodies (shaving, waxing, applying makeup, doing their hair etc.) for the pleasure of men.

It's screwed up.
13:42 March 16, 2012 by Åskar
Bring on Julia Roberts!
13:42 March 16, 2012 by sergisr
I respect hairy women, although my Spanish compatriots, when not shaving their mustaches, look like Pancho Villa. I hope they respect my opinion of finding them highly disgusting.
13:51 March 16, 2012 by HenryPollard
Julian Assange should present this image as his main defense.

The case will be thrown out in minutes.
13:51 March 16, 2012 by Central European
soultraveler3 : seriously ???????

One EP is not equal to whole society , large part of women are not shawing becouse of the men pleasure, but becouse there are no more species :D, a lot of women ´d like to stop urinate or defecate becouse is soooooooooo primitive :).

There is large group of men, who like women unshaved, but if you ll tell this to feminist, the answer would be what ? That this sexist behavior tooooooo :D
14:11 March 16, 2012 by rohermoker
Why do Itialian men all have mustach's so they can look like their mothers. Hairy arm pits, I guess it is a lifestyle choice. I had shaved my arm pits a few years ago because of an infection, it was one of the best summers I had, now I'm just to lazy.
14:26 March 16, 2012 by HYBRED
Very sexy ladies in the photo. I would like to see all women like this.
14:44 March 16, 2012 by Mb 65
Why don't they all have a sex change and be done with it. Hair under arms, tattoos, smoking, and spitting.
15:01 March 16, 2012 by Vill
Does anybody else find it ironic that most feminists look and behave masculinely?
15:17 March 16, 2012 by Britt-Marie7
So, why are men not shaving their armpits if it is so unhygienic? And they use deodorant!!! Is something wrong with this picture? I know some men shave their chests, maybe all men should do that, must be very unhygienic with all that hair.

Kudos to the women, it should be up to us if we want to shave or not.
15:33 March 16, 2012 by jomamas
They are perfectly free to shave or not shave.

And men are free to not date them.
15:35 March 16, 2012 by Svensksmith
@libertarianism #5

You mean there are no fuzzy muzzies?
15:40 March 16, 2012 by HYBRED
I think the ones that like a woman clean shaven from the neck down may have some pedophilia desire's. The clean shaven women resemble adolesent girls to them.
16:36 March 16, 2012 by OUIJA
Men haters struggle to look and act like men. Swedish feminists are a disgrace to the original feminist movement. Shave them, shave them, just shave them.
16:45 March 16, 2012 by bpl301@gmail.com
Well I suppose in the stone age nobody really cared but the competition and sexualisation of women and the billion dollar industries living of women ´s vanity makes this a storm in a tea cup. Why not sexy hair legs. I know some German men found this sexy. Personally I don´t like women with mustaches although that is quite common and natural. Long live the feminine women who are going to get the men before these hairy women.
17:17 March 16, 2012 by OUIJA
I do not see more than 20 arms raise by the feminists. Either the group was not around 40, like TL states, or the photographer from Scanpix, Drago Prvulovic, does not know how to take photos to show a mass.

Feminists will demonstrate for whatever reason. If the trend continues, there will be more "hens" in the future of Sweden. We shall see, what we shell see.
17:23 March 16, 2012 by johan rebel
Well, the protesting ladies sure look like feminists. To a man! Whether their armpits are hairy or not doesn't make any difference in this instance.
17:54 March 16, 2012 by Nvd
Let me not blow my nose. I want it to be publicly exhibited.
18:00 March 16, 2012 by Husky
Swedish women taking a stand? Malmö women? 2 black haired, 2 Ginger haired, 2 from god knows where( Far east ) and 2 from Denmark @ hybred you dont date much do you.
18:05 March 16, 2012 by Archie1954
From the looks of the women in the picture their hairy armpits are the last of their worries.
18:23 March 16, 2012 by Marg
i do not get why people seem to think that Feminists cannot be feminine. Also having or not having hair on your legs, armpits or elsewhere is not a health issue or a body odour issue! As noted above - how come men's antiperspirant works fine on their hairy armpits? Antiperspirants are not programmed to work differently on men and women - or are they? Te he he!The principle for smelling nice is bathing habits and clean clothes.

As Archie1954 noted - there are other issues to be worried about in the ladies in the photo - anorexic bellies for one.

I think the whole this is quite funny really - blown up by the press and some very small minded people.
18:43 March 16, 2012 by HYBRED
I am surprised it to so long, but '18:00 March 16, 2012 by Husky' just had to go after the ' immigrant' angle. Yeah, those immigrant redheads and brunettes are in Sweden causing problem's,eh Husky? Whats the matter, do those hairy armpits scare you?
19:13 March 16, 2012 by esvahnt

isnt it the movement that is the reason for the depopulation of europe ,luck of new births and its replacements by newcomers ?

i think they started fuelled by the arrival of contraceptives in 1962
19:27 March 16, 2012 by HYBRED
@#37 18:00 March 16, 2012 by Husky "@ hybred you dont date much do you. "

I forgot to respond to this even though it's none of your business. I can't remember all the 'dates' I have had. And some did have hairy armpits, YUM!
19:30 March 16, 2012 by Marg
Feminism is the lifestyle that has enable women to vote, to study and to have a voice. Many women do not even realise that they are feminists but they still choose to go to University, to vote in elections and to state their needs.

And wasn't it a man that invented oral contraception?
19:41 March 16, 2012 by Dijondel
It's great! Some of them left their lights on, which is evern better, and in that pose it shows that some have lovely flat tummies, which is even better still.

As long as it does not hang out of their bikini, in which case they may get mistaken for Germans.
19:50 March 16, 2012 by dizzymoe33
Sorry guys but until you start to man-scape all your areas and in between your eyebrows and ear hair and the sweaters you grow on your backs to be more attractive to us women than you don't have any right to tell us women what we can or can not shave!!! Grow up and get a life people. I can do what ever the h**l I want to with my own body!!!
19:58 March 16, 2012 by Playethic
I don't get it.... why are unshaved underarms unacceptably unhygienic on a woman, but not unacceptably unhygienic on a man?
19:58 March 16, 2012 by Vill
I imagine most of those feminists will eventually shave their armpits because most men find it disgusting and it isn't like the fems can bring a vibrator and batteries home to meet their parents.
22:27 March 16, 2012 by Emerentia
I prefer to shave my arm pits but what I don't understand is the extreme hatred those who don't recieve. Why shouldn't a person should be able to go to an event, like Melodifestivalen, and cheer and raise their arms even if they havn't shaved their armpits, without total strangers start to tell them that they are disgusting, not fresh, unhygenic, vile, lazy etc. Many people take a non sexual situation, like standing in a crowd cheering, and discuss it like were a sexual situation, "I would never sleep with her". But that was never the question, was it? She just wanted to see the show.

If a man isn't attractive to a woman, she probably just ignore him. But some men seem to be very provoced, and even aggressive, if something on a woman isn't attrative. I find that rather strange. Why care if a total stranger have shaved armpits or not? It's one thing to notice it and think, well, that's not very attactive and something completly different to go bananas and scream death threats againt women who dont shave and stuff like that, like some men has done.
22:29 March 16, 2012 by jacksonjerry
Only in Sweden.. haha
23:43 March 16, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
Hairy armpits (and hair on & inbetween the legs) on women is DISGUSTING! I'm a man and even I shave my armpits!
00:10 March 17, 2012 by Svensksmith
I'm so darn ticklish, if I had to shave my armpits, I'd probably cut my arm off.
01:02 March 17, 2012 by TobiasW
Ok new rule ..

If you are gonna comment how fat / ugly / lazy / unsexual a person is you need to post a picture of youre self so that you can be judge by everyone else here.

What shocks me reading here is all the guys thinks women should follow their standard on how they should look and if they dont they are useless lesbians ??

You are whats wrong with the world today, i blame our western medicine ways for stifiling the cleansing of the genepool.
01:04 March 17, 2012 by DinVitsippa
@ Spuds MacKenzie

lol at shaving your armpits...u are the exact opposite of the whole topic we are discussing.

Men think women should shave their armpits, legs, whatever because society has taught us that is what is sexy....men should have hair under their arms and i would find any man that shaved them to be less than masculine.

I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder eh? If people would live by the old saying 'if you dont have anything nice to say dont say it at all' and mind their own business and stop judging others the world would be alot nicer place to live.
01:43 March 17, 2012 by spongepaddy
I should have known better than to read comments in The Local on the subject of feminism... Seriously, does the paper pay these idiots to comment or what? Nice to see that everybody isn't a total dimbo though.

Seriously, who gives a flying crap who shaves what? You sad sad people. Or maybe you're more into little girls than actual women..?
04:50 March 17, 2012 by Los Lubricano
HE "Honey you have a lot of hair under your armpits.

SHE: "Do you want to knit or screw"
05:50 March 17, 2012 by phil23456
They are all so good looking too (not!).. Oh well they probably don't care what I think of them anyway as they are probably all Lesbians anyway :)
08:02 March 17, 2012 by Marc the Texan
I've got no problem with women who don't shave their armpits. It really has been going on that long anyway. Swedish women have only been shaving for the last few years. In the nineteenth century, seeing a woman's armpit hair was considered sexually suggestive.
08:31 March 17, 2012 by OUIJA
They are not lesbians, they are feminists. Sorry, they are not feminists, they are lesbians. Now, I am all mixed up. What are they? Swedish hens? Swedish hons? Swedish whatever? Their aim is to show their unshaved armpit What a story. Thanks TL for letting me know that there are women who do not shave their armpits. Wow! Something really new for me.
09:32 March 17, 2012 by rise
#27 "Does anybody else find it ironic that most feminists look and behave masculinely?"

Haha, exactly! ;D Too much testosterone and masculinely in a man only makes him a bloody dork and a prat. All the while he himself thinks he's cool, a real "man!". :P Now too much masculinely in a woman only makes it 10 times worse! ;)
09:44 March 17, 2012 by OUIJA
Feminist is a woman who having failed as such tries to be successful as a man.

Pitigrilli (1893-1975)
12:24 March 17, 2012 by Grokh
Its women themselves who impose upon themselves to shave armpits and legs etc.

so why is it a feminist thing to tell them to stop? i been telling my gf for years to do that ,i dont give a crap about armpit hair its not like if she shaves it ill start kissing its a frigging armpit doesnt matter how much u shave its still not sexy lol
13:43 March 17, 2012 by batista
Oh dear :). This just tells you how stup*d these feminists are. No brains! This is absolutely disgusting!
13:58 March 17, 2012 by OUIJA

They can do whatever they like to do with their bodies. Period. Hair o no hair, who cares, unless they look like apes. But then, you go to another jungle next to Malmoe to see if there are shaved apes or apes with less hair in their armpits. Problem solved. LOL
14:17 March 17, 2012 by Emerentia
@ OUIJA I think they are people who wants to give their support to the woman who went to Melodifestivalen, cheered and raised her arms in the air, and then got bullied online. It's not like just random women got together and showed their unshaved armpit, it's a reaction to the extreme online bullying. They wanted to show that the bullied woman wasn't alone.

@ Grokh I don't think the feminist are telling women to stop shaving. They are telling them to do whatever they want. So they are not doing the same as you, quite the opposite. Let your gf decide herself if she wants to shave or not.

Most women prefer to shave their legs and armpits, but it shouldn't be manditory like it feels like it is today. That people have the choice to eighter shave or expect to be called disgusting, retarded, unhygenic etc. Why do some people get so aggressive over something like this?

Why can't people just let everyone to decide themselves how they want to look?
19:48 March 17, 2012 by Nordland88
It's pitiable the way most women are such abject slaves to fashion, they must lose hours of time everyday struggling with hairdo, body hair, nails facial make up etc. etc. not to mention shopping for clothes most of which have to be tossed every year as the fashions constantly shift. No time at all to be a serious human being of any sort, just what the anti-female men like.
20:46 March 17, 2012 by Nomark
I'm pleased to see the Malmö feminists prioritising the topics affecting women. 'Issues such as honour killings really are secondary to a bit of underarm hair.

This all has the feel of a Grange Hill-style protest.
23:05 March 17, 2012 by OUIJA
@nomark #67

Not only that, but they have forgotten the many women that raped.
02:01 March 18, 2012 by phil23456
@nomark #67, Feminists are usually politically correct and left wing, there for they will not touch honour killings or anything to do with Islam as they are anti establishment.
02:11 March 18, 2012 by biddi
Underarm hair quite OK providing you wash every day and use

deoderant. Friend told me of a waxer who waxes a Muslim's pubic area at the behest of her husband. Oddly enough, I have found some Muslim women to smell sweaty but that could be because they are enshrouded in masses of garments in the heat of Summer.
09:24 March 18, 2012 by rise
Feminist, stupid ape: "Oh look how happy I am with hair all over my body!!"

Feminist woman: "How is it that womens' salary is lower than mens' while performing exactly the same job?"

It differs between apes and women.
13:45 March 18, 2012 by OUIJA
Instead of worrying and discussing gendercide, they go out to "reclaim the hair". Quite pathetic and completely out of focus.
15:39 March 18, 2012 by Anglosaxon123
I like women who are "smooth" best

16:06 March 18, 2012 by OUIJA
O.K. posters.

In the first place, the so-called "feminists" appearing in the photo, do not have a clue about feminism. If some one had conducted a small survey on the spot, it would show that these bunch of ??? would not even know how to spell feminism.

Secondly, let me remind you, that feminists look for the abolition of the institution of marriage and the destruction of the male sex. And thiese two goals, posters, are a fact, not a fantasy.

Gender equality will never be achieved, because feminists will never allow it. They promote hatred amogst genders. As an eye-opener, please read the following feministic "thoughts":

"In order to raise children with equality, we must take them away from families and communally raise them." (Dr. Mary Jo Bane, assistant professor of education at Wellesley College and associate director of the school's Center for Research on Woman)

"The end of the institution of marriage is a necessary condition for the liberation of women. Therefore it is important for us to encourage women to leave their husbands and not to live individually with men... ("The Declaration of Feminism," November 1971).

"Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women's movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage." (Radical feminist leader Sheila Cronan)

"The simple fact is that every woman must be willing to be identified as a lesbian to be fully feminist." ( Sheila Cronan, National NOW Times, Jan.1988)

" "We can't destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage." - from Sisterhood Is Powerful, Robin Morgan (ed), 1970, p.537.

"All sex, even consensual sex between a married couple, is an act of violence perpetrated against a woman." .... (Catherine MacKinnon - Prominent feminist scholar at the University of Michigan and Yale)

"I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig" .... The cadaver is dressed up and made up and laid down and ritually violated and consecrated to an eternity of being used." .... "Heterosexual intercourse is the pure, formalized expression of contempt for women's bodies." (Andrea Dworkin).

"A woman who has sex with a man, therefore, does so against her will, 'even if she does not feel forced.' Judith Levine

"The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness...can be trained to do most things." Jilly Cooper, SCUM (Society For Cutting Up Men.)

MALE:...represents a variant of or deviation from the category of female. The first males were mutants...the male sex represents a degeneration and deformity of the female. MAN:...an obsolete life form... an ordinary creature who needs to be watched...a contradictory baby-man... From 'A feminist Dictionary; ed. Kramarae and Triechler, Pandora Press, 1985:
18:30 March 18, 2012 by philster61
I'm gonna be sick...This has totally destroyed my pubescent image of Swedish women... I always imagined them to be blond gorgeous babes like the ones in the 1970s porn....What Swedish women were really famous for in the first place...... I feel like flushing myself down the toilet.....

This Uber feminism is the future? facepalm
19:44 March 18, 2012 by OUIJA
One more about feminism. This is is Sweden.

Assange is Right: Sweden's the Saudi Arabia of Feminism

Another eloquent broadside by legendary Swedish radio personality Helene Bergman.

"The original free feminism always took the side of the underdog regardless of sex against the powers that be. The state-sponsored feminism now rearing its ugly head in Sweden can't be called feminism.

"Not when men in our country have been seriously talking about putting their sex lives on the shelf out of fear of being accused of rape. Not when fathers today advise their sons to film their sexual encounters with their cellphones so they don't get busted. Not when the international media are reporting that sexual liberation is being bombed back to the middle ages by the Swedish judicial system.

"I draw the above conclusions after having read through the 207 comments on my previous article with over 14,000 views and with the title 'Feminists in Assange Case Doing Harm to Feminism'.

"That title is more accurate than anyone could have believed. Feminism is not about hating men or using individual men as targets and victims or making men impotent. Or about using female seduction as a weapon against men. We original feminists fought for our sexual liberation so we could enjoy sex, not so we could use it as a weapon of power with the help of the Swedish government.

"To be a feminist is to expose and fight against the power structures that oppress people. Sexual liberation came along with the demand that women be able to provide for themselves and not be economically dependent on men. Things started out so well under Olof Palme's time as prime minister with lower taxation for partners, parental insurance with paid time off for fathers, the massive expansion of the daycare system, and free abortions.

"But it could have stopped there. For the social democrats in control of the government kidnapped feminism, disarmed it, renamed it 'equality', and made it part of their power apparatus. That's a smart way to kill off the free feminism. 'Equality' was exalted to a governmental norm that became a rung on career ladders not in the least in politics, the bureaucracy, and the judicial system. The hitch was it wasn't rooted in the 'movement'. Just remember the notorious felon Göran Lindberg, former police chief in Uppsala and today an intern of the state, with close contacts within the elite of the social democrat party. Göran Lindberg made a career out of being a prophet for 'equality' at the same time he abused women and raped underage girls"

To read more, here is the link:

20:16 March 18, 2012 by PoJo
I agree with comment no. 73. What do these women want to show, I wonder?! At the end of the day, these women in the picture look more stupid and ignorant to me than the people who spread the picture they're mad about. Feminism and feminist studies are a waste of time and resources. There will never be equality amongst humans as long as there are groups of people who support either the supremacy of one, or the other gender. Stop this madness, please!
20:38 March 18, 2012 by dizzymoe33
I believe in fairness and equality but as long as there are men out there that say and think that they can tell us women what we can and can not do with our own bodies there will never be equality!!
23:58 March 18, 2012 by blondiqt
Soooo, does this mean men should shave their pubic hair to get rid of that "ball" smell? Personally I like that "male" smell but I really don't like getting hair in my mouth. Maybe we should make a new law?
00:05 March 19, 2012 by OUIJA
#77 @dizzymoe 33

Dizzyness, vertigo, presyncope and/or disequilibrium is affecting you. So you believe in fairness and equality, but as long as there are men out ther thay say and think that they can tell you women what you can and cannot do with your own bodies, there will never be equality?

Lady. We men don't tell you women what to do or how to use your bodies. I guess that you are talking about the feminists, the recalcitrant , rebellious, disobedient; stubborn and unmanageable bunch of lesbians and wanabee lesbians that want to destroy the family, change the governments and erase men for the face of the Earth. You have to be careful with the feminists and the self-appointed feminists, like the ones in the photo here. Those are the danger, with or without hair in ther armpits.

Personally I do not care what women do with their bodies. You want to rent them, be my guest. You want to shave them, be my guest. You want to look like whores by dressing like whores, be my guest.

Do not blame men for not knowing what to do with your body, Mrs. dizzymoe33.

Equality has nothing to do with how women use their bodies or not. Equality has to do with higher things than that. But I will repeat once more what I wrote some posters before:

"In the first place, the so-called "feminists" appearing in the photo, do not have a clue about feminism. If some one had conducted a small survey on the spot, it would show that these bunch of ??? would not even know how to spell feminism.

"Secondly, let me remind you, that feminists look for the abolition of the institution of marriage and the destruction of the male sex. And thiese two goals, posters, are a fact, not a fantasy.

"Gender equality will never be achieved, because feminists will never allow it. They promote hatred amogst genders"

Got it? Or shall we start from scratch.
00:15 March 19, 2012 by darkrider23

Shaving your armpits has nothing to do with feminism. No one is forcing women to do it. Women do it of their own free will. If you are in a relationship and your man wants you to shave your armpits, then you have a choice. You can do it or not. If you don't do it and he leaves you, then he made his own choice. He is still not forcing you to do it and no man can. It's kind of ridiculous to say us men have power over your bodies when we don't. The only men that do would be those in congress and even then, they don't represent us men at all. They are just power hungry old timers.


There is no law saying women have to shave their armpits, so why would we need a law forcing men to shave their balls? I'm a guy and I shave, not for anyone else, but for myself. It's a choice I made. I personally think it's more hygienic and it feels a lot better when I'm wearing boxer briefs.
02:02 March 19, 2012 by Liandra Dahl
Under arm hair is beautiful. I particularly love the http://hairypitsclub.tumblr.com/ blog of women celebrating their under arm hair.
07:13 March 19, 2012 by klubbnika
To all of you who don't like feminism in Sweden:

Nobody force you to live here. Love it or leave it!
08:17 March 19, 2012 by OUIJA
#82 klubbnika

To which group do you belong?

I do not like feminism and it has nothing to do neither with Sweden, nor with nationalities.

For the way you wrote, you think that all of those in this thread who are against feminism, are foreigners. Wrong, klubbnika, wrong. They are just men (Swedish and foreigners) who do not want their families to be destroyed by wanabees like you (perhaps you are already one) and the remote possibility that men will be erased from the face of the Earth.

I am being quite polite with you this time, klubbnika. Maybe because I did not sleep well. But one more "super intelligent" comment like the one you wrote, will awake me and then I will show you that 2+2 is 4.
10:36 March 19, 2012 by rise
klubbnika, it is a difference between well-principled feminists and feminine fundamentalists. The former I don't have too much problems with however the latter do despise me only for the fact I am a man... They'd do well as a sect.

The hairy apes in the picture above are hardly fighting for equal rights between men and women. Their fight is probably something else completely.
12:30 March 19, 2012 by OUIJA
All these girls love Alice.

The names of all the feminine fundamentalists are, as @rise clearly write, Alice.

Elton John had a lesbian themed song on his Yellow Brick Road album; the song is "All The Girls Love Alice"

Here are the lyrics:

Raised to be a lady by the golden rule

Alice was the spawn of a public school

With a double barrel name in the back of her brain

And a simple case of Mummy-doesn't-love-me blues

Reality it seems was just a dream

She couldn't get it on with the boys on the scene

But what do you expect from a chick who's just sixteen

And hey, hey, hey, you know what I mean

All the young girls love Alice

Tender young Alice they say

Come over and see me

Come over and please me

Alice it's my turn today

All the young girls love Alice

Tender young Alice they say

If I give you my number

Will you promise to call me

Wait till my husband's away

Poor little darling with a chip out of her heart

It's like acting in a movie when you got the wrong part

Getting your kicks in another girl's bed

And it was only last Tuesday they found you in the subway dead

And who could you call your friends down in Soho

One or two middle-aged dykes in a Go-Go

And what do you expect from a sixteen year old yo-yo

And hey, hey, hey, oh don't you know
11:03 March 20, 2012 by stevo1
hey ladies, do what you want, but when you cant attract a guy or keep one, you'll know the answer, it wasn't him, it was your stinky, embarrassing armpit hair.

The Feminists will deny this as a valid reason, but in actual fact, it is the truth, so make sure you take ownership fully while growing your armpit hair!

P.S. I man-scape!!
22:34 March 20, 2012 by Grokh

I dont tell my gf what she should or shouldnt do, i just say its stupid how women think they have to shave legs, armpits etc etc .

nobody cares.
09:03 March 22, 2012 by phil23456
Lesbians united.
12:25 March 23, 2012 by pkpekka
Male armpit hair is also discusting (I am male) but it is not usually on display.
16:39 March 23, 2012 by OUIJA

And females armpit hair is usually on display? You mean that they walk with their arms pointing at heaven? Where? Would like to see that. Perhaps I might start doing a research on number of armpits with hair and number of arms without hair. Reasons why they chosed either one of the ways their armpits should look.
10:54 March 24, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
...I've never seen Swedish women (& I assume they ARE Swedish?) looking so happy
11:26 March 24, 2012 by charliedog
Personally, I like a woman with a full beard and a healthy amount of finger-hair
18:03 March 24, 2012 by LMT
Hairy armpits are natural and womanly. Anyone who says otherwise has just been brainwashed and is not thinking and questioning as much as they ought to.

Shaven women look like pre-pubescent girls.

Women should be proud of their femininity.

My support and admiration goes out to women all over the world who resist conforming to what society dictates.
22:04 March 24, 2012 by FireBoy
hahaha, typical swedish girls, soon probably we will see them in group farting in public claiming that is natural . You need not expose everything that is natural :))

Maybe such behaviors also explain why many swedish men keep marrying girls from other countries and prefer them when they want something more than just a one night stand.
09:53 March 25, 2012 by OUIJA
# 88

Lesbians united? I suggest you to go to Youtube and

search for


That, dear poster, is the nearly future of beautiful Sweden.
18:03 March 25, 2012 by Yortis
Most Swedish women are unnaturally masculine anyhow.
18:12 March 25, 2012 by Adam_H
Sweden is a social disaster area caused by the left-liberal agents of subversion trying to destroy society.

It is a bad experiment GONE WRONG.
14:50 March 17, 2013 by janeway
I started reading the first 20 comments and found most of them positive, but then I got fed up reading other people's views. Listen, neanderthals: If everyone were born without hair on different parts of their bodies; that would be considered normal. But. We're all born with hair on or legs, arms, head and armpits. For some the head hair and elsewhere appear later, but it's there. As explained by Libertarianism, we can blame this on the muslims and the fasion/razor industry. I, for one, would never abide by either!
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