A prominent women's rights expert launched an "Armpit Hair Competition" on Sina Weibo, a Chinese microblogging site. Now thousands of people are discussing whether it's OK for women to have hairy armpits.
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Posted on June 9, 2015, at 4:53 p.m. ET
Chinese women are taking to Weibo to post pictures of their hairy armpits. The pictures are a response to a that was launched on May 26 and wraps up on Wednesday.Women's right activist Wei Tingting / Via photo.weibo.com
The contest was organized by Xiao Meili, a Chinese women's rights activist. Her goal is to show the beauty of natural women's bodies so that women can be more comfortable with their armpit hair.Women's right activist Li Tingting / Via Weibo
the prizes will go to the most "confident," most "beautiful," and the most "different," not necessarily those who have the most hair.
Armpit hair has been so stigmatized for Chinese women that they "would rather fall down on buses than to hold something and expose their armpit hair," .Via Weibo
why, on the contrary, men can run all over the place with their armpit hair out.