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Arizona Professor Offers Extra Credit To Female Students Who Stop Shaving Their Armpits | Think Progress
Putting down your razor can lift your G.P.A. at Arizona State University.
Professor Breanne Fahs offers female students extra-credit if they “stop shaving their legs and underarms for ten weeks during the semester while keeping a journal to document their experiences.” For Fahs, who teaches women and gender studies, the purpose is to get students thinking critically about societal norms and gender roles.
A similar opportunity is available to men in Fahs’ classes who recieve extra credit for shaving all of their hair from the neck down.
One student, Stephanie Robinson, described it as a “life-changing experience“:

Many of my friends didn’t want to work out next to me or hear about the assignment, and my mother was distraught at the idea that I would be getting married in a white dress with armpit hair. I also noticed the looks on faces of strangers and people around campus who seemed utterly disgusted by my body hair. It definitely made me realize that if you’re not strictly adhering to socially prescribed gender roles, your body becomes a site for contestation and public opinion.

Men seemed to have an easier time with it since some degree of “manscaping” has become accepted, or even expected.
The norm of women shaving body hair dates back to an effort by Gillette to expand their market for razors. Starting around 1915, Gillette started a campaign “denouncing the (previously inoffensive) female underarm hair as ‘unsightly’, ‘masculine’ and ‘unclean’.” In the 1920s, they expanded their efforts to leg hair, glamorizing “a smooth, silky leg.”
Still, “[b]efore the first world war, virtually no American woman shaved her legs. By 1964, 98% of women under the age of 44 did so.”
In 2010, Mo’Nique created a minor stir by appearing at the Golden Globes with unshaven legs. This year some celebrities, including Cameron Diaz, have been speaking out for more tolerance for women’s choices.
Fahs received an award from the American Psychological Association in recognition of her program and has been contacted by “faculty members at other universities are considering using the exercise in their classes.”
(Photo Credit: Ben Hopper)

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Arizona Professor Offers Extra Credit To Female Students Who Stop Shaving Their Armpits | Think Progress

Putting down your razor can lift your G.P.A. at Arizona State University.

Professor Breanne Fahs offers female students extra-credit if they “stop shaving their legs and underarms for ten weeks during the semester while keeping a journal to document their experiences.” For Fahs, who teaches women and gender studies, the purpose is to get students thinking critically about societal norms and gender roles.

A similar opportunity is available to men in Fahs’ classes who recieve extra credit for shaving all of their hair from the neck down.

One student, Stephanie Robinson, described it as a “life-changing experience“:

Many of my friends didn’t want to work out next to me or hear about the assignment, and my mother was distraught at the idea that I would be getting married in a white dress with armpit hair. I also noticed the looks on faces of strangers and people around campus who seemed utterly disgusted by my body hair. It definitely made me realize that if you’re not strictly adhering to socially prescribed gender roles, your body becomes a site for contestation and public opinion.

Men seemed to have an easier time with it since some degree of “manscaping” has become accepted, or even expected.

The norm of women shaving body hair dates back to an effort by Gillette to expand their market for razors. Starting around 1915, Gillette started a campaign “denouncing the (previously inoffensive) female underarm hair as ‘unsightly’, ‘masculine’ and ‘unclean’.” In the 1920s, they expanded their efforts to leg hair, glamorizing “a smooth, silky leg.”

Still, “[b]efore the first world war, virtually no American woman shaved her legs. By 1964, 98% of women under the age of 44 did so.”

In 2010, Mo’Nique created a minor stir by appearing at the Golden Globes with unshaven legs. This year some celebrities, including Cameron Diaz, have been speaking out for more tolerance for women’s choices.

Fahs received an award from the American Psychological Association in recognition of her program and has been contacted by “faculty members at other universities are considering using the exercise in their classes.”

(Photo Credit: Ben Hopper)

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Orphan Black Poster by Me

Proof once again that Orphan Black fan artists are the best fan artists.
More #CloneClub art here.

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thefishinthepercolator:

Orphan Black Poster by Me

Proof once again that Orphan Black fan artists are the best fan artists.

More #CloneClub art here.

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"These Should Be the Best Days of Your Life"

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By Anne Thériault

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Dear Teenager,

It would probably make it easier for you if I could pinpoint when this all started. I wish I could show you the date on a calendar, boldly marked with a red X, or find the place on a map. But I can’t. This howling parasite is tricky like that. All that…

notarobot11:

piscinarius:

profsycamore:

Click on it twice. These are your two super powers.

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i already have this power

Special Ops Mastery and Size Enhancement

Elemental Shield Construction and Metal Ball Projection

Important life information.

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thegeekcooks:

This is basically what it’s like to be an adult.

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mymodernmet:

These before-and-after shots demonstrate the incredible power of visual effects on screen.

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Earlier today my internet died for a little bit and this was a life choice that made to calm the panic. I’m not saying anything qualitative about this life choice, just that it was, you know, a choice. And I made it.

Earlier today my internet died for a little bit and this was a life choice that made to calm the panic. I’m not saying anything qualitative about this life choice, just that it was, you know, a choice. And I made it.

karenkavett:

betype:

The New Pornographers by Steven Wilson

oh my gosh, this is basically typography porn itself.

(1) I cannot wait to own this gorgeous thing.
(2) But wait, there’s more. There’s a whole interactive thing wherein you too can make pretty colors and shapes while listening to sweet, sweet music.
The world is beautiful.

karenkavett:

betype:

The New Pornographers by Steven Wilson

oh my gosh, this is basically typography porn itself.

(1) I cannot wait to own this gorgeous thing.

(2) But wait, there’s more. There’s a whole interactive thing wherein you too can make pretty colors and shapes while listening to sweet, sweet music.

The world is beautiful.

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snarksquad:

Segue Magic: Beyond Traumaland (Sweeney)

sweeneysays recommends some non-Snark Squad books/TV/movies

Fun fact: that is my face.

That says “books” but it is a lie because I only mention a book, singular, and it’s an academic book. I don’t think I did enough to sell it, though. TO BE CLEAR: my thesis is about YouTube fans and Harry Potter fans. My thesis is the most Tumblr-friendly thesis ever. So yeah, it’s an academic book, but it’s also about things which are possibly of interest to you if you either read our blog or, you know, are a person who frequently uses Tumblr.

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Anonymous said: how did the ladies of snark react to a scene from the Buffy episode Surprise being in TFIOS movie?

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