Bravo! Hairy girl's unshaven pictures go viral on social media

Liverpool, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 May 2015, 07:04 PM

Yasmin Gasimova, a student from Liverpool University, has created a buzz in social media with her hairy, unshaven pictures that have gone viral.

Yasmin is bombarded with friend requests by men on Facebook ever since her pictures went viral online.

The 19-year-old shared the pictures of her hairy legs, armpits and belly and told student newspaper The Tab: "Being hairy isn't scary."

According to Yasmin, after the pics were shared widely on the social media, men are trying to woo her for dating.

After receiving more than hundred friend requests on Facebook, she wrote on Twitter: "Why the hell am I getting so many friend requests from men?"

"In a society where women are expected to shave, I'm not ashamed to admit I don't,” she wrote in a blog post.

"I might trim my pubes if I'm going on holiday, but catch me on a normal day when my armpits are bushy and my legs furry, and you might be surprised."

"I was trying to shave my noticeably hairy stomach," she continued. "I was never not self-conscious of my hair, but now I embrace it.

"I stopped caring when I was 11, as having naturally thick, fast-growing hair meant I'd need to waste an hour just to get prickly dots on my legs, which would grow back in a week.

"It's a huge inconvenience for me, as it never made me feel comfortable, gave me loads of ingrown hairs, and my hairless legs wouldn't match the rest of my hairy body."

"Although women have just as much body hair, albeit generally thinner and lighter, as a society we have decided they have to be completely hairless in order to be seen as truly feminine.

"But nothing about a woman's natural body should make her feel like less of a woman."

"There is also nothing dirty or unclean about body hair," she continued.

"Besides, we shouldn't hold women to a higher standard of cleanliness than men. This is the reality of a woman's body, and it shouldn't be hidden away."
First Published: Thursday, May 28, 2015 18:50 [IST]
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