Episode 50: How to Wear Body Hair, Pt. 2
Hairy feminists have haunted pop culture since the suffrage days, but is it time to give up those ghosts? In part two of a three-part miniseries on body hair politics, Caroline and Cristen explore how feminism and body hair became attached at the hip, and what it feels like when binary body positivity ignores your spot on the spectrum.
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