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‘Princesses have hair’- French maidens pushed figure mane stigma on Twitter

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Adele Labo, 16, developed the hashtag #LesPrincessesOntDesPoils after being taunted at academy for not shaving

French females have posted photographs of bushy armpits and legs on Twitter to fight the stigma over female body hair.

The hashtag #LesPrincessesOntDesPoils( Princesses have “hairs-breadth”) was the top trending topic on French Twitter with over 25,000 mentions as a furore spewed over whether wives should remove figure hair or not.

The hashtag was launched by 16 -year-old Adele Labo, said she had suffered staggeringly from teasing and razzing at academy when she refused to shave.

I think society stigmatises women, the issue is massive social pressure over form fuzz, she said.

Labo, who already has a blog with photographs of her natural fuzz, invited others to post personas of theirs.

bakbak (@ gaypastapant) July 12, 2016

#LesPrincessesOntDesPoils my form my pick pic.twitter.com/ u2wr7a2xXN

gribouillis de vie (@ luciolement) July 11, 2016

@adelelabo les hashtags merveilleux d’Adelou #lesprincessesontdespoils pic.twitter.com/ 22 Ue1Hm24f

Manon (@ Alexceptional_) July 11, 2016

#lesprincessesontdespoils et les bras plus bronzs que les jambes @adelelabo pic.twitter.com/ Sm3Nktpn0a

TOULINE() (@ Mira_Phi) July 11, 2016

#LesPrincessesOntDesPoils et les sovereigns aussi.( et un appareil photo de mauvaise qualit) pic.twitter.com/ IvzlxWzKxY

While many praised her initiative, she was also the target of insults from both men and women who testified the pictures disgusting and the individuals who posted them feminazis.

The teenager said she did not feel all women should steer clear of razors and wax, but they should be allowed to freely choose how to treat their bodies.

Body hair removal times as far back as ancient Greece and Egypt, and took off in the 20 th century when Gillette sold the first razor for women in 1915, declaring organization hair unsightly.

In the 1960 s and 70 s “its become” fashionable in some cliques to leave the body as it is, and the growth of porn popularised pubic hair removal.

Several tried to lightened the climate on Twitter, with guys posting pictures of their bushy torsos while others simply put up pictures of their pets.

Hanae O (@ HanaO1 4) July 12, 2016

Pika the great #LesPrincessesOntDesPoils pic.twitter.com/ eKg9ERHhjv

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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