it occurred to me that depilation was all about control. Picking off vulnerable strands of keratin one by one had become almost like dieting: a compulsion that allowed me to retain some semblance of mastery over my body
The Politics of Not Shaving in This Patriarchal Dystopia
Sarah Kasbeer

this is very insightful. I too easily forget how much control, or at least the sense of it, drives so much of what we do.

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