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.
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.