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The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair Karín Lesnik-Oberstein

The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Karín Lesnik-Oberstein

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ISBN : 9780719075001
Hardcover
256 pages
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This is the first academic book ever written on women and body hair, which has been seen until now as too trivial, ridiculous or revolting to write about. Even feminist writers or researchers on the body have found remarkably little to say about bodyMoreThis is the first academic book ever written on women and body hair, which has been seen until now as too trivial, ridiculous or revolting to write about. Even feminist writers or researchers on the body have found remarkably little to say about body hair, usually ignoring it completely. It would appear that the only texts to elaborate on body hair are guides on how to remove it, medical texts on hirsutism, or fetishistic pornography on hairy women. The Last Taboo also questions how and why any particular issue can become defined as self-evidently too silly or too mad to write about.