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TolunaTeamIE

  1 month ago

Changing trends...women say 'no' to hair removal | #TolunaNews
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Spain is seeing a new trend emerging, women with beards. Two Spanish women have created a movement in which they invite other women to share their experiences.

Mar Llop and Cristina Almirall are the creators of this movement called 'Som Barbàrie', which arises from a play on words between 'barba’ (beard) and 'barbàrie’ (barbarity) in Catalan.

With this project, the two entrepreneurs aim to put women with beards in contact with each other to encourage them and share their experiences. Mar Llop, 31, and Cristina Almirall, 24, were tired of hiding it, so they decided to undertake this initiative.

"Under the pressure from my mother and the society I decided to shave. During the time I had no hair, I lived happily, until it reappeared," Almirall told a Spanish newspaper. As this generated frustration, she decided to try other techniques, such as laser hair removal. "Some days I think, 'How terrible! Why do I get them? But other days I don't even notice them," she added.

Llop said, "In the winter, I'd wear a scarf to cover it up. It's over, I don't shave anymore, and we’ll see what happens.”

Excessive hair growth in some areas is known as hirsutism. In response to this, she argued: "We are totally against this disease. It is a patriarchal beauty pathology that only affects women because they have hair where only men can have it."

Llop acknowledges that she was a victim of misunderstanding by other people and recalls the occasion when she decided to confront two girls who were talking about her on the bus.

They both decided to mobilize themselves to bring together bearded women with the idea of exposing their problems and seeking support. In November they had their first meeting in Barcelona. "It went very well, we were about 15 women", they said. Yesterday they held the second meeting in the Catalan city, and they hope to expand it to other places. "We have been contacted by many women, from Majorca, from Argentina... There are more than we thought," they said.

What do you think of this movement?

Would you like to join in?

Do you think women should always shave?

Influence your world,

Toluna Team
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mimi28irl

  1 month ago
In my opinion women should be shaved and smooth, but not saying is something bad to be not shaved because it's personal business what we doing with our bodies
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JoanaMoon

  1 month ago
Whatever suits personal taste .I couldn't care less ,unless they want me to do the same, which will never happen
0 comments

daadaalex1

  1 month ago
I support it because a woman's hair is her glory
1 comments

Clarecats

  1 month ago
Up to them really.
1 comments

doligd7

  1 month ago
well done!
2 comments

karen_kavanagh

  1 month ago
i just find it weird but fair play to them
2 comments

ruta64

  1 month ago
fair play to them
1 comments

BubamaraMaya

  1 month ago
My body which means my decision.
2 comments

Tomasz72

  1 month ago
I feel very sorry for them, people are terrible, they are not tolerant. I would like to help them somehow.
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