Body hair, beauty standards, and biculturalism

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Eww, no.”

That was my high-school friend’s response when she was asked whether she likes chest hair on a guy.

I sat there, an awkward 17-year old, feeling like my shirt was hiding my chest, which — sure enough — had just started to sprout thick curls. Maybe this is why humans started wearing clothes, I thought. To spare us the embarrassment of moments like

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