Weddings are recognized to be a day for love and celebration, however they will additionally convey out absolutely the worst in individuals. Take it from one girl on Reddit who refused to eliminate her physique hair to attend her uncle’s marriage ceremony and her mother had a match.
“She acquired me 2 clothes, though I didn’t need them,” the Reddit poster wrote. “She advised me that I needed to do make-up. Make-up is itchy and makes me uncomfortable. So I begged her to not give me make-up and she or he mentioned okay. However now she is telling me I have to eliminate my physique hair. She mentioned I can both get it waxed (a girl is coming to our residence to prep all the feminine relations) or I can simply shave it.”
The consumer added that she hated the obsession with eliminating hair, and located waxing to be extremely painful. Her first reminiscence was when she was 12 and she or he needed to cease half approach by way of as a result of it damage so unhealthy.
“I don’t suppose having clean pores and skin with no hair is value that uncomfort. I by no means even actually hated my physique hair.”
“I advised my mother I didn’t need to eliminate my physique hair. She mentioned that everybody will choose me and say that I appear like a person. I advised her that they need to thoughts their very own enterprise.”
Yikes! The 2 acquired right into a heated argument which in the end led the OP to inform her mother she by no means needed to go within the first place.
“She is aware of I actually hate any type of social gathering and she or he is aware of I hate make-up and she or he is aware of I hate eliminating physique hair however she retains on asking me to do these items and will get upset once I don’t agree,” she wrote.
The 2 lastly got here to a gathering level and the mom advised the OP “okay, positive”, however not with out the OP feeling fully terrible about the entire interplay and questioning if she was TA. However customers had been fast to leap in and provide her assist and validation that she rightly deserved.
One particular person responded with, “It’s actually unhappy that physique hair on ladies continues to be seen as this taboo and embarrassing when it’s completely pure. It’s your physique, don’t let anybody strain you into doing one thing you’re not comfy with. I’m impressed that you’re so glad and assured in your pure physique and don’t really feel the necessity to shave/wax for anybody else’s profit.”
Whereas others provided phrases of sympathy and recommendation on how she may cowl her physique hair, so she may nonetheless attend household occasions and maintain the peace. Some advised tights to cowl her legs, whereas others provided up a protracted sleeve gown or blazer to cowl her arms.
However some had been fast to supply up an alternate perspective and counsel that the OP’s mother was simply searching for her daughter’s finest curiosity, and didn’t need her to be judged or mistreated at a household occasion. However regardless, the choice is in the end as much as the OP with what she needs to do together with her physique and her personal physique hair. And by chance, Redditors overwhelmingly had her again.
“If I used to be your mom, I’d be proud that you simply didn’t compromise your self to please others,” one consumer added. “As a result of with that confidence, these individuals and people issues don’t even matter.”
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