“#Januhairy” some how empowers women by encouraging them to grow out their body hair

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Yeah, hard pass on this form of “empowerment.”

I have no desire for any part of my body to look like that of a man.

From Yahoo: You’ve heard about Movember, but what about ‘Januhairy‘?

Similar to the social movement in November, which encourages men to grow mustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide, Januhairy is a new annual event targeted to women.

Januhairy encourages women to embrace their body hair by growing it out throughout the month. This new craze was started by Laura Jackson, a drama student at the University of Exeter in the U.K. after she noticed a difference in how she felt when she grew out her body hair for a role.

“I grew out my body hair for a performance as part of my drama degree in May 2018,” she wrote in a selfie posted on the Januhairy Instagram account. “There had been some parts that were challenging for me, and others that really opened my eyes to the taboo of body hair on a woman. After a few weeks of getting used to it, I started to like my natural hair. I also started to like the lack of uncomfortable episodes of shaving. Though I felt liberated and more confident in myself, some people around me didn’t understand why I didn’t shave/didn’t agree with it.”

That’s when she put her feelings into action. “I realized that there is still so much more for us to do to be able to accept one another fully and truly. Then I thought of Januhairy and thought I would try it out. It’s a start at least . . .”

She explained that the photo she posted was taken a few months ago, but she’s still participating in Januhairy and starting the growing process over again.

She’s encouraging others to support the movement and the cause associated with it. Jackson created a Crowdfunding page to support the body-positive organization, Body Gossip, which empowers every body to be the best version of themselves through Arts and Education. Her goal is to raise 1,000 pounds and she’s three-quarters of a way to her goal (739 pounds have already been raised).

Only 9 days into the month, the movement has already taken off. There are 2,796 Instagram posts with the hashtag #januhairy featuring empowering selfies from participants.

One Instagram user explained why she was taking part in the movement. “This is not a campaign to say, ‘oh women should be hairy’ but a movement in solidarity to discuss the importance of young women taking back ownership of how their body should look, whether that means being hairless or not, it’s up to individuals to decide.”

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21 responses to ““#Januhairy” some how empowers women by encouraging them to grow out their body hair

  1. Women can get “empowered” by growing body hair, instead of working hard and real achievements? The Left really are mentally ill.

    Some women also dye their armpit hair as a sign of “empowerment”:

    These are all signs of an affluent and decadent culture where people don’t really have to work for a living and have way too much idle time.

  2. Miss Jackson needs to keep this nonsense on the other side of the pond. We have enough batspit crazy women here to keep the psychiatrists in business for the next hundred years. If she’s trying to keep men at a distance, this is a good way to do it. I don’t know of any man that would find this pretty.😵

  3. I don’t believe the legs in the picture belong to the girl.

    • My first thought, too, Alma. I also think ‘Jackson’ is borrowed. Her claim this idea just popped into her head is plain bullsh*t. It’s all way too pat and, what’s typically the giveaway, it’s so obviously labored and too clever by half. If only they were half as smart as they think they are.

    • Why is her face and torso in focus but her legs are burred?

  4. FOTM isssss veeeeryyyyy slowwwwwww. Hope “they” are not starting again!

  5. A Brazilian waxing oughta teach her good!

  6. This proves it, the left have always wanted to return to the cave man days. So, is this Miss Chubaka 2019 or a large chia pet?

  7. PLEASE! No more pictures like Hairy Mary above. (Gag) That could make a man want to be celibate. That is a complete turnoff. But then, maybe her girlfriend likes it.

  8. Cultural Marxism.

    • That would be a man??!! I seriously cannot tell…

      • “Fuzzywuzzy was a bear. Fuzzywuzzy had no hair. Fuzzywuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he……….er…………her (oh never mind). All I know is someone’s hormones are not “moaning”, they’re screaming.

  9. So! What we have here, see, is a HIRSUIT PURSUIT.

    I challenge any woman in the audience to grow a goatee like mine! I have no prize money for you, but it could very well improve your appearance! And NO, mere mustaches alone don’t count!

    We’ve gone from Silly Putty to just plain silly in one generation!

  10. How appealing.
    A big fuzzy woman.
    Hope she doesn’t get fleas.
    Wonder if she braids her armpits?
    Cornrows anybody?
    When she finally does shave maybe she could spin it into yarn and knit a sweater.
    A uni-brow would be perfect.
    Think she’s shaves her back?

    I can’t think of any more…………

  11. Everything old is new again. Sigh, Dear Laura thinks she’s a brainiac and has come up with something “NEW,” empowering for women, and cutting edge (excuse the reverse pun). NOT! Am I the only one old enough here to remember the “Flower Children” of the 1960’s-early 70’s, where the women threw away their bras and let the body hair flourish unabated (a lot of it left to “all hang out” in skimpy halter tops and such?) I think they also eschewed deoderants and etc. in their quest to become “au natural” and “one with nature” and the “woman they were born to be.” Dear Dramatic Laura is at least 50 years behind on this. Someone should send her a picture of the denizens of Haight-Ashbury or even Woodstock of the era.

  12. “Exeter people look back and lament;
    Another day’s useless energy spent….”.

    (Moody Blues):


    • Lophatt, I so enjoy the satiric sensibility you display in your comments.

      Regarding this post, one small cavil:

      The lyric is not ‘Exeter’, as in the famous prep school for the elite, but ‘Bedsitter,’ meaning people who are constrained by circumstance to rent one room that functions as both bedroom and sitting room.

      Exeter people, I would hazard, seldom look back and lament.


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