44 minutes | Dec 11, 2019

[129] All About Body Hair + Why It's So Controversial with Breanne Fahs

Thank you to today's sponsor, Imperfect Foods. Use the code HEALTHYMAVEN at checkout to receive 50% off your first box Weekly THM newsletter: http://bit.ly/2lA3aPl Is there anything in life more polarizing than body hair? This is particularly true for women who are often judged for having any ounce of hair on their bodies. What about for men? Why are they revered for their body hair and judged for removing it? Today on the show I'm chatting with Breanne Fahs a professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University and expert on body hair all about it. So if you've wondered what the deal is with body hair, is it healthy (spoiler alert: YES!) and why we feel so inclined to remove it, this episode is for you. On today's episode we also discuss: Dr. Fahs' background and her interest in women + gender studies Why body hair is so polarizing for people The history of body hair + why women feel the need to remove it Is body hair clean? The stigma around body hair Her best tips for being confident with body hair Her takeaways from challenging her students to grow out their body hair ...and so much more! Learn more about Breanne: http://www.breannefahs.com/ Join The Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guest questions and to find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe Please don't forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the podcast best for you!
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