Melisa Trujillo

Melisa Trujillo is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Cambridge. Her research examines the body hair removal practices of self-identifying feminist women. She is passionate about social equality, good novels and food. She tweets at @beetrujillo.

A False Intimacy: The Policing of Women’s Body Hair

We find the sight of female body hair to be shocking, as it seems to fly in the face of the 'acceptable' norm. Drawing on her own research into self-defining feminist women and body hair, Melisa Trujillo argues that, when we attempt to police women's bodies, we are overstepping a line, involving ourselves in a false, and sometimes violent form of intimacy.