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The body hair debate has been going on for a rather long time, and quite often it's paired with the seemingly simple question: Should women have to shave? Most people would likely argue that the conversation began in the s, due to the rise of second-wave feminism, the hippie renaissance, and the consequent beauty trend of going au naturale. The Chicago Tribune even featured an article titled, " Shaving and Fashion: A Storied History ," which reported how Jennifer Scanlon, professor of gender and women's studies at Bowdoin College, wrote in her book Inarticulate Longings: The Ladies' Home Journal, Gender, and the Promises of Consumer Culture that disengaging with practices such as shaving in the '70s and '80s was the "litmus test of feminism. That said, there's quite a lot of evidence to suggest that women have shaved for centuries , going back as far as Ancient Egypt — when women "removed all of their body hair, including that on their heads, with tweezers made from seashells.
According to a survey, which looked at 4, respondents between the ages of 18 and 35 taken from Cosmo's social media accounts, Esquire's Twitter, and AskMen's Facebook, men are very particular about the way their partners groom their bits. The data revealed that a huge 46 per cent of men prefer women to go completely bare, 30 per cent like it neatly trimmed and 12 per cent favour a landing strip. Now, that might not come as much of a surprise but what does is the fact that 40 per cent of men surveyed said they had asked their partners to change the way they groom their pubic hair. And, that a shocking 30 per cent consider it to be a major deal breaker, admitting that the amount of hair someone had down below would make them reconsider dating them.