Yoda-like wis­dom sees wook­iees waxed

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Ali­cia Perera

■ About 15 brave Kar­ratha men with hair to spare put them­selves at the mercy of hot wax last Satur­day for the White Rib­bon Wax a Wook­iee event.

Beau­ti­cian Deb­o­rah Napier from Just You Beauty waxed the male vol­un­teers’ chests, legs and arms in the mid­dle of Kar­ratha City shop­ping cen­tre, all while the au­di­ence laughed and cringed at their pain and do­nated al­most $1100 in sym­pa­thy. Wax a Wook­iee is the lat­est in a se­ries of events held for White Rib­bon Day, which aims to pre­vent violence against women.

Vol­un­teer Allen Gre­gory said it was his idea to par­tic­i­pate in the event. “I was very ig­no­rant about the do­mes­tic violence is­sue un­til my wife (a fam­ily violence re­sponse worker) started work­ing in the in­dus­try,” he said.

“I, like a lot of peo­ple, thought it was a thing of the past. But it’s more a case of peo­ple don’t talk about it as much th­ese days.”

Mis­sion Aus­tralia worker Laura Gre­gory said the event showed the im­por­tant role of men in the White Rib­bon cause.

“It is about men stand­ing up to other men say­ing it’s not OK to use violence against women,” she said.

Kar­ratha Po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Kal Green­away praised the num­ber of po­lice of­fi­cers who vol­un­teered for wax­ing.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Perera

Allen Gre­gory gets a wax from beau­ti­cian Deb­o­rah Napier for the White Rib­bon cam­paign.

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