Okay, sarcasm over. Are faux-hairy legs a necessary preventive action a woman can take to ensure her safety when she goes out at night? To that end, China has introduced the hairy-leg stocking as a means of protecting its female population from unsolicited male attention. A Sina Welbo user described them as, "Super sexy, summertime anti-pervert full-leg-of-hair stockings." To which we say, to each her own. If a woman wants to rock the au natural look, she should go for it. But, is leg hair an "essential for all young girls going out?" Probably not.
The problem with these leggings isn't the leg hair (J.Crew made a pair of tights whose pattern unintentionally resembled hairy legs); these leggings are suggesting that rape happens based on the way you look, dress, and act — that "perverts" only want hairless, smooth, Nair'd out gams. It's as if they're saying the smoother the legs, the more rape-prone the girl. That's a pricklier statement than some unshaven pegs. (Cosmopolitan)
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