He wondered if they so covered their bodies from shame of their hairlessness
or because they thought the odd things they wore added any to the beauty of their appearance.
This funny and moving show will look behind the poster campaigns and pink ribbons at the reality of cancer: newfound friendships, pain and death, mundane treatment cycles, hairlessness
and scars with songs.
While it's not news that beauty standards are socially constructed, Herzig uncovers a little-known piece of this history: the US obsession with body hair originally focused on men, namely, the colonists' fascination with Native American men's apparent hairlessness
What I found is that the norms of body-hair removal now dominant in American popular culture -- basically, smooth skin everywhere but the eyebrows, eyelashes and head for women, along with increasing demands for hairlessness
for men -- are scarcely a century old.
Of course, pubic hairlessness
is typical of premenarche (e.
norm: The removal of body hair in women.
Specific features such as bipedalism, hairlessness
and a larger brain distinguish the human from other animals - and the woman's role in evolution is key.
Hutt (1963) described six forms of genetic hypotrichosis in cattle: lethal hairlessness
, semi hairlessness
, hypotrichosis with anodontia, hypotrichosis with missing incisors, streaked hairlessness
and viable hypotrichosis.
Australia and Canada, the athletes perceived hairlessness
as being the ideal.
The evolution of human hairlessness
has sometimes been explained by the "ecto-parasite avoidance hypothesis," which claims that females looking to avoid lice and other creepy crawlers developed a preference for less hairy men.
There are sincere and passionate descriptions of the sensual pleasure some women take in hairlessness
and the light-hearted fun of vajazzling--defined by the Urban Dictionary as "decorating your vagina with sequins" (1) (although what's being decorated is technically the vulva).
Reportedly, the gene that is responsible for hairlessness
in the hairless breeds, such as the Chinese Crested, also modifies dentition, often leaving these breeds with fewer teeth.