Even though society has made marginal progress in terms of gender equality, there remains that one, pesky, pervasive little facet of womanhood that is wholly and totally unfair, yet many of us feel inexplicably beholden to: hair removal.
While there are many women who feel perfectly comfortable with bucking the seemingly sexist trend of shaving. waxing and tweezing, some of us just can’t seem to break the habit — but, that doesn’t mean we can’t complain about it at every possible juncture.
Here are some jokes to remind all of us that shaving and waxing are outdated, ridiculous, weirdly satisfying and totally frustrating. Maybe we can all just grit our teeth and laugh through the razor burn?
I practice No Shave Winter, where I wear jeans every day and hibernate my furry legs to get ready for the coming of Spring.
— eva gutowski (@lifeaseva) November 3, 2015
Shaving my legs to the knee is my fav scam
— Muna Mire (@Muna_Mire) May 17, 2016
me: *tries to shave legs*
legs: *gets goosebumps*
me: “See this is why we never work out.”
— Megan Mace (@officialMegann) May 21, 2016
I would rather stay single than start shaving my legs again.
— Ella Mielniczenko (@heyyyella) May 15, 2016
LOL women’s shaving commercials with a woman shaving her already bald legs under a waterfall.
— Eden Dranger (@Eden_Eats) August 3, 2017
now that pants no longer cover ankles should I be shaving the lower third of my leg??? cuz I’m…not
— Jessica Roy (@JessicaKRoy) November 30, 2017
*extreme Mulan voice*
“What do we want? A guy worth shaving forrrrr!”
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) December 2, 2017
what’s the thing you’ve been doing the longest with no discernible improvement in terms of skill? mine’s shaving
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) March 1, 2018
Between extensions, waxing & threading, lady bodies are just an ECONOMY OF HAIR! It’s all about ADDING HAIRS & then SUBTRACTING OTHER HAIRS!
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) June 14, 2016
The lady waxing my legs asked if I had a boyfriend and I said “No, just a really important swim meet” and she stopped talking to me.
— Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley) July 20, 2016
I cut my leg while shaving and I thought it had stopped bleeding but now this hotel bed says ‘someone might’ve slowly died here.’
— Debra DiGiovanni (@DebraDiGiovanni) March 16, 2018
No amount of time or practice can keep you from cutting yourself shaving or trimming your nails too short
— Shalyah Evans (@ShalyahEvans) March 24, 2018
me after shaving my legs, under arms, and kitty all in one shower. pic.twitter.com/VHKnJG0Eog
— Jar (@sixelanydraj) March 27, 2018
Me after shaving, making sure I ain’t miss no spots pic.twitter.com/YfpO0a5FuQ
— KaytriOnANigga ?? (@K_Teeney) March 24, 2018
I shave my legs, get out of the shower, take ONE breath, and the hairs grow back. Does that count as a super power?
— LTP (@lenatheplug) March 23, 2018