I could have titled this, “Amber Rose and her Mighty Bush”, but that seemed like a tag line from a new superhero series aaaaaaand I already am feeling uncomfortable and conflicted with my commentary about said Bush. I assuage my uncomfortable feelings by telling myself that courageous women like Amber are using their public platform to demystify the conversation on and about pubic hair and by their refusal to beat around the bush about pubic hair – they are taking one for the team. Let’s be real though….Amber Rose is no Malala
Yesterday as I refreshed my Facebook feed I was greeted with a story about Amber Rose and her Instagram post where she shared a photo of her laying naked featuring her generous swath of pubic hair, aka the mighty bush. I am surmising that her pubic hair was what was being featured in the photo, but she could have been simply asking for her followers to help her with her annual check for suspicious moles. Whatever the reason for the picture it didn’t matter, the photo had already been removed by the Instagram Police (but of course it had been saved elsewhere and was included in the story I was reading). The conclusion: Apparently it was important that we all realize that 2017 was the year that we #bringbackthebush
Who knew that The Bush needed a campaign to help it to return? Was The Bush in peril like the White Rhino? Where do I donate money? Can I use Apple Pay?
FYI, The Bush has never left. Millions…..nay billions of women world-wide still sport full pubic hair growth, they just don’t talk about it. A large percentage of them don’t care, don’t have time to worry about it and have more pressing matters that occupy their minds #longhairdon’tcare. Plus…. women living north of the 49th parallel need to consider the winter months…brrrrrr.
Why is a ‘Mighty Bush’ newsworthy or instagram-photo-worthy? Please tell me that people are not going to start posting pictures of their generous or otherwise pubic hair growth on Instagram. This is not the same as Instagram eyebrows people…..please remember that. And no…..your pubic hair is NOT the ‘Eyebrow of your Vagina”. We (most women) honestly don’t care if you let ‘it’ grow until it blends into your thigh hair; don’t care if you wax it so you look like a plucked chicken or if you Edward Scissorhands it into a work of art. It is like fingernails — let them grow, trim them short, paint them, embellish them….whatever. We don’t care…..or do we?
4 thoughts on “Eyebrows, Va-jay-jays and Instagram – Oh My!”
😂😂 i love your writing!
Who cares about the bush?! I recently learnt that shaving toes is a thing and that I should be doing it! 😂 if I ain’t got time for toes, I certainly ain’t got time for bush 😁 I love how celebs share a pic and it’s a ‘movement’ or ‘trend’, don’t think it would quite the same for us mere mortals 🤗
Thanks my dear! I love your writing too!
I agree – who cares how your choose to do your personal grooming…..
I was thinking that if you like my blog you would probably enjoy my book. It is on Amazon so can be ordered from anywhere. I think the link to it is somewhere on my blog LOL or your can just type in the title “Naked Tuesday” in the Amazon search bar.
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Oh I will have a look! Your blog name sits especially well with me as my friend and I used to have naked Wednesdays 😀 our name for going to the gym on a Wed morning, which mean we faffed about pretending to exercise then spent hours in the changing rooms chatting haha!
Right? Any day can be a ‘Naked’ Day 🙂
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