Donald Trump is running for president.
A rape complainant’s sexual history was pored over.
Domestic violence shelters are closing.
Bikini waxes seem somehow insignificant.
(ed:..bloody hell..!..how about that ‘vajazzle’ fashion-moment..eh..?..(see pic)..how the feck did that happen..?..and in pubic-fashion trends/terms..would vajazzle be the mullet of the genre..?..looked back upon with regret by most adopters..?…)
How political are your pubes?
It’s not a question most of us spend much time worrying about – yet when you’re a woman how you choose to cultivate your lady garden sprouts up as a topic with tedious regularity.
In its latest incarnation the arbiters at Tatler magazine have declared the “freedom bush” back in fashion (those who sneer at the notion of the pudenda being subject to changing aesthetic trends would do well to remember that dark mid-noughties period: the ‘vajazzle years’).
If even the conservative conventional Sloane is cultivating a full bush then it’s worth noting that could indeed hint at a seismic shift in societal norms regarding pubic grooming.
But equally – after years and years of the same ‘debate’ is it not time that feminist coverage in the media was directed elsewhere?