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Januhairy: Tidak mencukur bulu, tidak tabu


- January 24, 2019 - 0 comments

Kamu tentu paham betul bahwa kita kerap menciptakan standar ideal terhadap penampilan. Didukung dengan media massa, iklan, dan semacamnya, akhirnya kita jadi ikut termakan dengan standar ideal yang nyatanya makin berubah.

Coba ingat-ingat saja, bila tahun 80-90an tubuh ideal perempuan adalah yang agak berisi, makin ke sini ukuran tubuh perempuan makin kecil. Standar yang juga berubah ini membuat kita jadi ikut-ikutan; menahan lapar, menambah ukuran payudara, dan berbagai perlakukan terhadap tubuh sedemikian rupa agar meet the standart.

Sudah banyak yang memperjuangkan tentang hal ini, bahwasannya perempuan juga punya haknya untuk bebas; tanpa dibatasi standar. Gerakan body positivity juga banyak bermunculan guna memberikan edukasi kepada masyarakat untuk mensyukuri bentuk tubuh sendiri. Salah satu yang sedang digalakkan di bulan Januari ini adalah #Januhairy.

Gerakan ini diinisiasi oleh Laura Jackson dari Warwickshire, Inggris sejak awal bulan Januari. Kampanye ini juga digarap untuk mengumpulkan dana proyek body positivity ”Body Gossip”.

Gerakan Januhairy bertujuan untuk memberikan pemahaman tentang pertumbuhan bulu sebagai suatu hal alami pada tubuh perempuan. Di satu sisi, masyarakat masih banyak yang berpikir bahwa tumbuhnya bulu pada bagian tertentu –seperti ketiak dan kaki– jadi hal yang dianggap tabu.

Rupanya banyak perempuan yang setuju dengan gerakan ini. Coba simak taga #Januhairy di Instagram untuk lihat kisah seru mereka.

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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

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