By now, you've heard all about Cameron Diaz's pro-pubes stance, as expressed in her body-image guide, The Body Book. For the record, the actress says she's not actually that concerned about what women do south of the border. "I didn’t say what I prefer," she tells Metro U.K. in a new interview. "I just said pubic hair has a purpose. You can do what you want with it, I don’t care — you can shave it off every day, wax it off every day, turn it into a bonsai — I don’t care. I just said consider maybe not removing it permanently and forever with laser treatment. Forever is forever and when we make those choices for our body we have to live with them forever."
The bush banter is all part of Diaz's mission to "stop women beating themselves up and hating their bodies." Taking on what she calls "society's obsession with youth and image," the 41-year-old bombshell cites her own struggle with acne as an example of how understanding and taking control of your body can reap huge benefits. Once a 20-something Diaz stopped feasting on bean burritos, she says, she began to realize how a healthier diet could transform both her skin and body. Being cast in Charlie's Angels at age 27 then introduced her to a strict exercise regimen.
"I was like: 'What? I can do this?' she recalls. "Things like doing kung-fu in high heels — that was a big achievement for me. Then I had the confidence in my body to learn how to snowboard and surf and be physically active and be able to say yes to whatever came my way."
Okay, so it's unlikely that the average woman will have some action hero role come her way — or need to do kung-fu in high heels for that matter — but we're totally down with Diaz's message of having power over your body. Yes, even if it means coming to terms with poop and pubic hair. (Metro U.K.)