Why Has Student Yasmin Gasimova's Body Hair Post Attracted So Much Attention?

It's her body, her prerogative....right?

In a post Madonna and Miley Cyrus world, you'd have thought the world might be over the whole "body hair on women" thing by now.

But apparently not.

A pretty university student has taken the internet by storm this week by posting about her decision to quit shaving and celebrate her lucious, thick hair.

A pretty university student has created a brave blog post [SWNS]
A pretty university student has created a brave blog post [SWNS]

Yasmin Gasimova bared all her hair in a deeply personal essay, and even showed off her black belly hair.

Yasmin, a 19-year-old student from Reading, says the only hair that she bothers to groom is on her face.

And she removes her natural beard only when she can be bothered.

The computer science and philosophy student, currently in her first year at Liverpool University, reckons she's spent the last eight years not caring about her body hair and only shaving her legs when she wants a one night stand.

Writing for student newspaper The Tab, Yasmin said: "Being hairy isn't scary,

"In a society where women are expected to shave, I'm not ashamed to admit I don't.

"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."

Brave brunette Yasmin says she used to get bullied at school as moustache hairs started to grow on her upper lip when she was just ten years old.

She said: "I was trying to shave my noticeably hairy stomach.

Yasmin was also ashamed of the hair on her tum [SWNS] 
Yasmin was also ashamed of the hair on her tum [SWNS] 

"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."

She reckons that after stopping shaving, she feels much more liberated, but still regularly tames her bushy eyebrows.


Yasmin is so happy with her hirsute look, she reckons she only shaves when she's going on holiday or trying to find a man.

She added: "If I do shave, which is very, very rare, it's for absolute necessity.

"If I'm going on a beach holiday, having swimming lessons, or if I'm trying to pull a one night stand, I'll shave.

"I still unfortunately prefer the inconvenience of shaving to the inevitable dirty looks and rejection."

Yasmin wants other women to embrace their own hairiness.

Yasmin wants other women to be proud of their bodies [SWNS]
Yasmin wants other women to be proud of their bodies [SWNS]

She added: "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.

"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."

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