Orange Room Supporter
Ok...let's break this down
1 - These articles are ridiculously shallow and they make terrible arguments.
a) If you're going to encourage women to stop obsessing over beauty standards promoted by the media, using the argument that "celebrities are not shaving either" is...well...a new beauty standard promoted by the media.
b) While it's true that razors for women are more expensive than razors for men, not shaving is not the only solution. Women can simply buy razors from the men's section! They work the same!
c) While it's true that beauty products in general are expensive...saving money by not shaving, then wasting money to get your armpit hair dyed at the hairdresser is just preposterous.
2 - I think there is value in desensitizing people over body hair, because body hair is natural and some people's reactions to it are ridiculous. However...
a) There's a difference between not shaving on a day when you're staying home or doing something very casual or feeling sick, and not shaving on a day when you're putting on a glamorous gown, full face of shiny makeup, and elaborate hairdo. You just spent 5 hours and $500 on your look but you couldn't handle shaving your armpits? No...you just want attention.
b) The whole issue should be about acceptance of what is natural, not "sticking it to patriarchy." I doubt any man married or living with a woman doesn't sometimes see her body hair. It's literally impossible to hide it all the time. The goal should be to get rid of feelings of shame or disgust towards the natural body, and have reasonable expectations towards grooming habits, not to stop grooming completely and flaunt the results to get a shocked reaction.