Hundreds of Chinese women have joined a recent armpit selfies competition on micro-blogging service Sina Weibo, proudly displaying their unshaven armpits.
Started by a popular Sina Weibo public account, the contest is called "girls not plucking armpit hair". It encourages Chinese females to post a photo of their armpit hair to demonstrate their natural beauty, to echo similar events overseas.
The grossest form of cultural imperialism manifested yet or not? Well, not really because the shaving is only recent. So the not shaving of the fuzz pits is more of a return to fundamentalism, traditionalism.
So is this the furry manifestation of cuteness or something else?
However it is interesting to see standards of beauty challenged by cultures far older than my own.
Edited by Still Waters, 16 August 2014 - 10:00 AM.
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