Sundi Rose
May 10, 2016 7:29 am
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Being a woman is fun, and there are a LOT of incredible things that go along with that. But one of those things, traditionally, is not our struggle to comes to terms with our body hair.

Fortunately for women everywhere, writer Naina Kataria decided to write a poem about her body hair titled, “When A Man Tells Me I’m Beautiful” that explores the cultural and gendered politics surrounding the hair on our bodies.

Although it might seem dramatic to some, Kataria poignantly outlines the pressures that women of all ages are under to modify their bodies to satisfy standards imposed by others. She eloquently explains, about the man who told her she was beautiful, “He doesn’t know of the hot wax and the laser/whose only purpose is to /replace your innocent skin /with its own brand of womanhood.”