Why does society expect girls to shave?

5 women tell why they no longer shave their armpits

Whether you wear lipstick, get botox injections or dress from head to toe in neon pink: What you do with your body is completely your decision. And that of course also applies to shaving. Nevertheless, there are still people who get really upset when they see a woman with unshaven armpits - on a red carpet, for example, or on the beach or still worse: in the office.
Celebrities like Amandla Stenberg and Lourdes Leon caused a lot of talk last year because they showed their hair in public. Although (luckily) many people celebrate these celebs, there are unfortunately a few haters who have a problem with consciously deciding against the still lingering mainstream beauty ideals. Often they also think they have to leave hurtful or shameful comments on Instagram without being asked.
Why do some female read people, cis, trans or non-binary, not shave their armpit hair? For example, because they simply don't feel like it or don't have the time to do it. Some also want to set an example because they are tired of the expectations of others. “The fact that only women are expected to shave their armpits makes me want to avoid doing it,” says Adeline Straatmeyer, a 22-year-old student who doesn't shave her armpits or legs.
Because there are still too many people who hold on to their stuck, outdated opinions, I let five women have their say in the slideshow who don't shave - in the hope that it will lead to a little more acceptance.