Whilst the is a long and confusing one, the mystery around female body hair is pretty uncomplicated. Humans, and therefore women, have body hair and can decide what they want to do with it.
Unfortunately, gender politics has somewhat muddied this truth, leading some to believe that body hair on women is . Thankfully, plenty of us out there know that's total hogwash. Here's 11 beautiful women rocking their own pit 'dos to prove it.
In 2015, Cyrus was all about the armpit hair, even colouring it pink at one point.
Girls actress and painter Kirke was so proud of her tufts (and the ), her good friend Lena Dunham Instagrammed a shot of her in 2015.
, 'Bitch has honestly been bragging about her pit hair for months so I am really glad the Internet gave her the attention she wanted this week ❤️ '
Hollywood's wild child Barrymore has never been afraid to push the beauty boat out. The actress and entrepreneur has frequently forgone the razor, and never made big deal out of it.
The singer stole headlines in 2008 for enjoying the slightest amount of underarm hair growth at an InStyle event.
The screen siren, famous for her deadly side-eye and unreal curves, also eschewed hair removal techniques.
At the London premiere of Notting Hill in 1999, Roberts raised eyebrows with her unshaven armpits. Now, almost 20 years later, the actress has spoken out about the headline-grabbing moment, saying it was far from a 'statement'.
She confessed to Busy Phillips on her new show , 'The picture is vivid in my mind actually, from that, from that moment.
'I think I just hadn’t really calculated my, my sleeve length and the waving, and how those two things would go together and reveal personal things about me.
'So it wasn’t so much a statement as it’s just part of the statement I make as a human on the planet, for myself.'
The singer showed her armpit hair off at the 2003 American Music Awards in 2003.