You Must Read This Passionate Manifesto on Women's Butt Hair

I keep saying I'm done writing or reading or thinking about the politics of body hair. I don't think the conversation should be retired — it still has merit in a feminist academic sense, and it certainly takes a financial and emotional toll on a lot of women (a burden that is not equally applied to men). But I just… » 2/12/14 4:15pm 2/12/14 4:15pm

Pubic Hair Grooming Injuries Have Increased Fivefold

In our time, uncertainty over What Should Be Done With Our Pubes has launched one thousand feminist think pieces (and, recently, a fleet of attention-seeking merkins to an American Apparel near you). In theory, I think the aestheticization of the hairless female body is interesting and quite telling. In practice,… » 1/20/14 5:45pm 1/20/14 5:45pm

Instagram Deletes Designer's Account Because of Her Pubes

When we last checked in with newly minted American Apparel designer Petra Collins, she was explaining in very cool terms how unsurprising the controversy over her menstruating vagina t-shirt was. But now that Instagram has deleted her account due to the same type of weird public outcry she got over her t-shirt, she's… » 10/17/13 12:50pm 10/17/13 12:50pm

How Carrie Bradshaw Eradicated Pubic Lice All By Herself

Crafting press releases is difficult, thankless work that often relies on flimsy pop culture references or outrageous sensationalism to grab attention. In the case of a recent press release from the British Association of Dermatologists suggesting that Carrie Bradshaw’s adventures in pube grooming have all but made… » 7/07/13 2:00pm 7/07/13 2:00pm

This Is What We Talk About When We Talk About Pubes

We'll probably be discussing pubic hair until there's a nuclear apocalypse and all the hair burns off our bodies. And with our skin frying in the sun, one woman will turn to another and say, "Well, I'm dying — but at least I look tan." At least that's how it feels to read yet another article about pubic hair, how much… » 6/14/13 6:00pm 6/14/13 6:00pm

Why I'm Growing Out a Massive Clown Bush

Let's be clear. This article — "Dear Girls, Please Shave Your Pubic Hair" — written by "Bernie B" for Thought Catalog is clickbait that's meant to make you angry. And it works! I clicked, I got mad and now I'm responding to it. It's the ciiiiiiiiiircle of internet life and it moves us all, especially if you, like me,… » 5/25/13 3:00pm 5/25/13 3:00pm

Some Crazy Lady Threw Her Pubes at Hugh Jackman, Caroline Lamb-Style

In today’s creakingly slow news cycle, Reuters and TMZ, like two jackals starving in the wilderness, jumped on the same lurid story: a woman named Katherine Thurston menaced Hugh Jackman at a gym in New York City, fled, and was promptly arrested. The Reuters version is fairly prosaic — Katherine waves an electric… » 4/14/13 6:00pm 4/14/13 6:00pm

In Which Hoda Kotb Discusses the Shape of Her Pubic Hair on Live TV

This morning on Today, while discussing personal grooming, Kathie Lee said she believes landing strips are "just wrong." Of course, she said this before finding out that bestselling author and Peabody Award-winning journalist Hoda has one. Apparently KLG just does minor grooming of her garden. But what happened after… » 3/15/13 11:20am 3/15/13 11:20am

Ambitious DIY Pube Grooming Could Land You in the ER

People are apparently awful at removing their own pubic hair. Maybe because it's so hard to get a good angle for a decent view down there? Whatever the case, a new study shows that the number of pubic hair grooming-related emergency room visits have increased five times over between 2002 and 2010. » 2/08/13 11:50am 2/08/13 11:50am

Thanks To Brazilian Waxes, Crabs Are an Endangered Species

When salons began ripping the hair out of follicles on women's labia and anuses until their privates were completely bald, they probably never knew they were contributing to the fight against one of the most contagious sexually transmitted infections: pubic lice. However, doctors are linking Brazilian bikini waxes… » 1/14/13 1:45pm 1/14/13 1:45pm