#unicornpits auf Instagram (Foto: Instagram @theofficialrainbowgirl)

Lifestyle Netztrend Behaarte Achseln gegen Frauenklischees: Instagram-Trend „Januhairy“

Die Schönheitsideale bei Frauen sind immer noch glatte Beine und Komplettenthaarung. Zeit für eine Revolution! Auf Social Media tauchen seit Januar immer mehr Fotos von Frauen aufgetaucht, die stolz ihre Körperbehaarung präsentieren.

Die 21-jährige Laura aus England steckt hinter diesem Trend.

Hi I’m Laura, the gal behind Januhairy! I thought I would write a little about my experiences and how Januhairy came about... I grew out my body hair for a performance as part of my drama degree in May 2018. There had been some parts that were challenging for me, and others that really opened my eyes to the taboo of body hair on a woman. After a few weeks of getting used to it, I started to like my natural hair. I also started to like the lack of uncomfortable episodes of shaving. Though I felt liberated and more confident in myself, some people around me didn’t understand why I didn’t shave/didn’t agree with it. I realised that there is still so much more for us to do to be able to accept one another fully and truly. Then I thought of Januhairy and thought I would try it out. It’s a start at least . . . I have had a lot of support from my friends and family! Even though I had to explain why I was doing it to a lot of them which was surprising, and again, the reason why this is important to do! When I first started growing my body hair my mum asked me “Is it you just being lazy or are you trying to prove a point?” . . . why should we be called lazy if we don’t want to shave? And why do we have to be proving a point? After talking to her about it and helping her understand, she saw how weird it was that she asked those questions. If we do something/see the same things, over and over again it becomes normal. She is now going to join in with Januhairy and grow out her own body hair which is a big challenge for her as well as many women who are getting involved. Of course a good challenge! This isn’t an angry campaign for people who don’t see how normal body hair is, but more an empowering project for everyone to understand more about their views on themselves and others. This picture was taken a few months ago. Now I am joining in with Januhairy, starting the growing process again along with the other wonderful women who have signed up! Progress pictures/descriptions from our gals will be posted throughout the month. Lets get hairy 🌵 #januhairy #bodygossip #bodyhairmovement #happyandhairy #loveyourbody #thenaturalrevolution #natural #hairywomen #womanpowe

Wegen einer Rolle auf ihrer Schauspielschule musste sie ihre Körperbehaarung wachsen lassen, aber nach einer Weile habe sie sich aber an die Haare gewöhnt, schreibt Laura auf Instagram. Aus Akzeptanz wurde sogar mehr:

Nachdem ich mich ein paar Wochen daran gewöhnt hatte, begann ich meine natürlichen Haare zu mögen. Ich fing auch an, das Fehlen unbequemer Rasiervorgänge zu mögen.

Laura auf Instagram

Sie startete auf Instagram den Hashtag #januhairy also den Monat Januar mit hairy (haarig) vermischt. Auf dem extra dafür gegründeten Instagram-Account will sie jetzt noch mehr Frauen dazu ermutigen, Fotos von ihren unrasierten Körpern mit #Januhairy hochzuladen. Frauen sollen ihre Körperbehaarung nicht aus gesellschaftlichem Druck und irgendwelchen Rollenklischees heraus rasieren.

So reagiert das Netz

Seit Anfang Januar ist der Account schon auf fast 12,5 Tausend Follower gewachsen (Stand 25.02.2019). Unter #Januhairy gibt es inzwischen auch schon viele Postings von Frauen, die die Aktion super finden:

Great time with Freya a few weeks ago, during a brief parting in the stormy clouds in Plymouth. #fluff #armpithair #natural #redheads #purpleport #modeling #homestudio #januhairy

Eu decidi parar de me depilar a 4 anos atrás porque todos os métodos que experimentei me machucavam, e a partir deste momento muitas pessoas passaram a me sugerir diferentes formas de depilação que supostamente não me machucariam, sem notar que, ao fazerem isso, estavam supondo uma obrigatoriedade da mulher estar sem pelos, já que em nenhuma circunstância pedi dicas ou conselhos em relação aos meus pelos (apenas expressei o motivo que me levou a não mais me depilar) . Quando percebi esta reação das pessoas isso já havia ocorrido várias vezes e me fez ter mais certeza de que fiz a escolha certa diante da tentativa que a sociedade faz de controlar e infantilizar o meu corpo para agradar os outros sem consideração com a minha saúde. Não estou aqui para convencer outras mulheres a pararem de se depilar, acredito que cada mulher deve decidir por si como se relacionar com o seu corpo. Mas estou demonstrando a minha relação com o meu e de que forma acredito que posso fazer dele um instrumento político, quebrando o ciclo da sexualização e da objetificação do corpo feminino. Mulheres adultas têm pelos! Aceitem que dói menos (literalmente kkk). #JaneiroPeludo #januhairy

Happy @janu_hairy! We are supporting this movement by growing out our body hair all monthlong to support @_bodygossip - a nonprofit that promotes body positive discussions for young women. ✨ This is not a campaign to say, “oh women should be hairy” but a movement in solidarity to discuss the importance of young women taking back ownership of how their body should look, whether that means being hairless or not, it’s up to individuals to decide. ✨ Wanna join us? #januhairy #bodypositive #badassbiddy

#januhairy. I dunno. If I quit shaving, I may quit showers too. A slippery slope.

eeeeek i’ve just learnt about januhairy!! it’s always so exciting for me to see new waves of this movement of body nonconformity. it’s gaining a lot of attention from the media which is EXACTLY what is needed. people need to be reminded over and over that what women choose to do with their bodies is THEIR OWN DAMN CHOICE. people need to see women who do not care to change themselves to fit our society’s bullshit beauty standards until seeing that becomes the norm. that is the only way we can change the standards . shave or don’t, i don’t care or judge you either way, it’s your choice! but i do encourage all women to think about the changes they make to their bodies and think about why they do it. who they do it for . personally, there are so many reasons i don’t shave my armpits and very few reasons why i would. but one of my biggest motivators not to is knowing that by not shaving i am actively choosing not to give money to companies, and the people who run them, that think that women’s bodies aren’t good enough the way they naturally are . so, go follow @janu_hairy !! put something different on your insta feed - if you’re unsure about stopping shaving, it may help shift your perspective to see the beauty in it.

Die ganzen Frauen zeigen, behaart zu sein, heißt nicht, dass Frau sich dann auch nicht schminken darf oder sexy aussehen kann!

I’m so down for #januhairy - let’s make 2019 the year that women are no longer shamed for their natural body hair. Let me be clear, if my pit kitty offends you, that problem is not mine, it’s yours and you should go away and do some unpacking on that. Think it’s gross on me but fine on men then you need to go check your sexism stat. According to a 2017 study women who shave spend £6,500 and eight weeks of their life managing unwanted hair. The expenditure figure more than trebles if you wax. Think of all the better things we could be doing/spending our money on? That’s a load of holidays you could have gone on, dinners and drinks with friends, spa days etc. Is it really worth it?! 🤔

Es ist also ekelhaft an mir, aber cool an Männern? Dann müsst ihr mal euren Sexismus überprüfen. Laut einer Studie aus dem Jahr 2017 kostet es Frauen, die sich rasieren, 6500 £ und acht Wochen ihres Lebens, unerwünschte Haare zu behandeln. Denkt an all die besseren Dinge, die wir tun könnten.

@Nomipalony auf Instagram

Auch Kritik gibt es

Die kommt eher von Männern, die diesen Anblick noch nicht wirklich ertragen wollen.

Kauft jemand dieser Frau bitte einen Rasierer. Du siehst nicht frei von gesellschaftlichen Geschlechterrollen aus und auch nicht wie Männer. Du siehst nur schmutzig und schlecht aus.

@forkedfun auf Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BsUb3lyF-9x/

I feel repulsedby the whole #januhairy thing. Obviously women can do as they please in todays world and rightly so. But hairy women is VERY unattractive and im sure 99% of men will agree.

"Diese #januhairy Sache widert mich an. Natürlich können Frauen in der heutigen Welt tun, was sie wollen und das zu Recht. Aber haarige Frauen sind sehr unattraktiv und ich bin mir sicher, dass mir 99% der Männer zustimmen werden."

Kristina hat aufgehört sich zu rasieren: Ihre Erfahrung

Unsere Kollegen vom Kanal Auf Klo haben auch schon mit Mädels gesprochen, die sich nicht mehr rasieren wollen. Zum Beispiel hier mit Kristina. Wie sie sich verändert hat, seitdem sie sich nicht mehr rasiert, siehst du im Video.