Event to make our hairs stand on end

The Herald on Sunday - - VOICES -

When I first heard of Januhairy, I thought: “Could there be more of a non-event?” That this should be a thing, the grow­ing by women of their body hair dur­ing a month when we’re wrapped up to the ears in our wool­lies, is baf­fling.

This, surely, is the time when al­most every­one is tak­ing the op­por­tu­nity to save a few hours of per­sonal groom­ing work and let­ting it all grow like a nice wild lawn. Then Piers Mor­gan felt the need to stick his, al­ways per­ti­nent, oar in on the sub­ject, and la­belled those of us who are sen­si­ble enough to give up the shave through win­ter as “lazy and re­volt­ing”.

And it be­came clear to me that we need Januhairy, or at least we need to tell the truth about Januhairy – be­cause, haven’t most of us been do­ing Januhairy, for a very long time?

And, great as Januhairy might be, as part of a cam­paign to pro­mote body ac­cep­tance, isn’t the key thing what hap­pens in the more ex­posed sum­mer months?

Now, if some­one was to ad­vo­cate for Shag­gytem­ber or Au­growth, then we would be talk­ing about a proper revo­lu­tion.

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