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Going bushy out of principle

TweetI’ve come a long way with my bundle of issues, but discussing pubic hair with my mother-in-law is most strictly out of bounds. Or it was, until now. I wasn’t aware of having invited the conversation either; an innocent comment on my loss of hair on my head following my pregnancy, had started a tirade [...]
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Feminist Dialoge Starts with “You Can Touch My Hair”

TweetHas anyone ever asked to touch your hair? As a white woman in the U.S., it’s not something I’ve experienced, but if you’re a black woman, chances are you have. For most of the women who attended the “You Can Touch My Hair” public art exhibit on Saturday, June 8th at New York City’s Union [...]
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Two Hours To Beautiful

TweetI remember back in seventh grade, I’d ask girls, “How long does it take to do your hair?” and they’d reply, “I get up at 5am to do it, so like two hours.” Two hours?! Are you kidding me?! I could see 20 minutes to make sure your hair was combed out nicely but two [...]
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The politics of a good haircut

TweetAfter a lovely few weeks off to visit family, I called my favoured hair salon in Ottawa where I go to school to set up an appointment with my only trusted stylist. You see, I had been through a few tragic hair disasters until a year ago when I finally found someone who cut it [...]
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Vajazzling and the disgrace of hairy women.

Tweet Julie Bindel wrote an article on one of my favourite news sites this weekend entitled  “Women: embrace your facial hair!” She doesn’t just talk about facial hair, but points out that about 40% of women naturally have some facial hair and  she wishes that women could “free themselves from this prejudice”.  Basically I think [...]
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