WANG opposes valuing women based on how they look, rather than who they are and what they do. WANG also opposes the prohibitive and narrow beauty standards imposed on women that reflect racist, heteronormative, capitalist, sexist, ageist, cissexist and disableist ideologies.

Women everywhere are expected to conform: to remove their body hair, to wear make-up yet look ‘natural’. To diet, and to wear restrictive clothing. All in order to be considered acceptable, respectable and feminine. If you support women's choice to refuse these regulatory practices, then join WANG! It's not just for the unshaven and undeodorised but for anyone who believes that women shouldn't be reduced to how they look and that women do not need to be conventionally beautiful to be attractive. We are much more than our beauty, and the beauty we have is manifold. People of any/no gender are welcome too, and we support all struggles against the pressure to conform to hegemonic representations.

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twsantose asked
Grown women are, after all, meant to have hair on their armpits, vulva and legs. There is nothing ‘unnatural’ about a hairy woman; if there were then the hair would not grow there in the first place. Likewise, there is nothing ‘unfeminine’about a hairy woman; if femininity is defined as ‘like a woman’ then a woman in her natural state is by definition as feminine as she can be. Indeed, one could say it is the hairless woman who is ‘less feminine’,as she removes parts of her natural, womanly body

I get what your saying, but i’m not sure how useful it is to talk about what is ‘natural’.  It wouldn’t matter if women added hair to their bodies. They add tattoos, piercing, hormones, change their body with surgery, dye their hair. I don’t think those things are wrong. 

The way I see it, women’s body hair is acceptable just because there is no moral, ethical or political reason why they shouldn’t have hair on their bodies. And it is pretty wrong to pressure women into feeling like they should de-hair themselves, or that they are less valuable of attractive if they are have lots of body hair.

I think it can be dangerous to argue from what is ‘natural’ to what is acceptable or good. 

I’m not sure how femininity is defined - you could equally say it is a cultural norm of how women should be, and I’m sure there are other ways of understanding it too. 

Anonymous asked
When I saw your post for once I did not feel alone. I am in the same situation as you but my hair is way thicker than yours even all over my face. My relationship with my husband has worsens because of my body hair. So I understand how you feel. I take the hair off and in next 5 min my skin is red and hurts. Than within 10 hours my hair is back.

Hi Anon, 

Sorry to hear that you’re having a hard time with your body hair. 

This isn’t a personal blog, so the photos on here aren’t of me. 

It’s nice to know that this blog has made someone feel less alone. 

I don’t know how you take your hair off, but if it hurts, have you tried other ways of removing it? Something like nair or epilation?

afrogrrrlxvx:

Going to run errands before the show and it’s too hot for all this damn hair.

afrogrrrlxvx:

Going to run errands before the show and it’s too hot for all this damn hair.

womanontheedgeoftyne:

on the “its acceptable for women to wear men’s clothes but not men to wear  women’s clothes” thing- its always forgotten that women and girls have been fighting in small but organised ways to wear “masculine” (mostly read practical) clothing from at least the 1870s.  I know women in their 80s and girls in their tweens who at some time in their life have organised in order to wear the clothes they want - from making petitions to persuade their school to let them wear shorts not gym skirts, to trade union organising at work to make sure overalls and workboots are available in women’s sizes, to being the first women in the office to wear trousers, to just turning up at social events in the clothes they want to wear - and getting solidarity from other women doing the same thing - and of course not forgetting the women who risked violence, losing their job or families, or being arresting for cross-dressing laws because of what they wore.

There just hasn’t been such a widespread and longstanding organised push from men to wear skirts or other clothes coded feminine in everyday life.  That isn’t women’s fault.

findanewequation:

So for the last four months or so, I have taken part in the body positivity movement on Instagram, including posting photos of myself in my bikini and underwear/bra. Keep in mind that none of my photos have ever been sexually explicit or suggestive and that I have always been fully covered. As far as nudity goes, I show no more skin than a thin woman in a bikini. Below is a photo I uploaded last night, with the caption “I love my belly. ♥”

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At approximately 2:05 am, I received an email from Instagram stating that a photo had been removed from my account for “violating the community guidelines.” I went to my page to find the above photo missing from my account. Angry and determined to make a point, I went to the tags on Instagram to find photos of women dressed in as much clothes as I was. I found entire pages dedicated to sharing women in sexually explicit and suggestive poses in half the clothes I am wearing in the above photo. I also found men, completely naked with the photo cropped to just miss their dick being in the photo. I reported these photos for nearly half an hour.

At exactly 3:58 am, I was logged off of my Instagram account while using it and then told that my account had been disabled for violating the community guidelines. My entire account containing over 560 followers and over 500 personal photos and memories of my self love journey were removed without warning.

I went to sleep crying, disgusted and angry that Instagram would do this. When I woke up, I found that every pornographic image I had reported was not only still there, but so was the pages offering to send people nudes in direct messages. That is the moment that I became enraged and determined to fight this.

This is not the first time that Instagram has practiced size discrimination. Meghan Tonjes went through a very similar situation and her story went viral. I am asking you to make this go viral as well, because THIS is not okay. By removing my photos and the photos of women of size and not the others, Instagram is effectively telling women that our fat bodies are more offensive to the eyes of children and their viewers than thin women half naked and blatant pornography. They are silencing us and telling us that our bodies are to be censored while the rest of the world can practice “cocks in socks” and post Victoria’s Secret Models.

I will not be silenced. After years of struggling with my body through depression, anxiety and self harm, I WILL NOT let a website tell me that my body is censor worthy simply because it is a fat body with cellulite and rolls. END SIZE DISCRIMINATION ON INSTAGRAM.

hairylegsclub:

I have a skin disease called psoriasis which causes red patches on my body. They’re really sensitive and bleed super fast. So I don’t shave my legs, because it really hurts!Sometimes I don’t care but when I’m in public places and people keep staring at me I feel a little unsecure. I won’t ever shave for other people tho.I really like this page. People need to realize it’s totally okay to have hair, we’re all born with hair so.. Keep it up!

hairylegsclub:

I have a skin disease called psoriasis which causes red patches on my body. They’re really sensitive and bleed super fast. So I don’t shave my legs, because it really hurts!
Sometimes I don’t care but when I’m in public places and people keep staring at me I feel a little unsecure. I won’t ever shave for other people tho.

I really like this page. People need to realize it’s totally okay to have hair, we’re all born with hair so.. Keep it up!

miatheartist:

Always remember that I’m always going to be part girl and part werewolf. Don’t be scared of me.

miatheartist:

Always remember that I’m always going to be part girl and part werewolf. Don’t be scared of me.

colorfulcuties:

forsakensilence-sweetvengeance:

And I’m back again ! I had to give purple another try !

wanna see how i got this color?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SeIKMLD_Lw

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-please do not remove my link-

cruelredsmear:

vshleymve:

squishietechies:

One of my biggest insecurities is my stretch marks. After I had my son I was covered in them. It’s been over two years and the deep gashes have made no progress on disappearing.

So in an attempt to try to not hate them (and myself) as much, here they are.

extremely beautiful

Women are incredible