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Posted: 10.03.2002
War. What is it good for? Absolutely nuthin'. Say it again.
I'm all for the right to have a voice and peacefully, or perhaps even angrily, protest. But shouldn't you, well, kinda try dressing a little more appropriately (and perhaps shave your pits and the landing strip below the navel) before heading on over to Capitol Hill? And for godsakes, if you're gonna write all over yourself like that, do it well!

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

Ewwwwwwww... ICK!

¤ ¤ credit: Christine | 10.03.02 at 01:28 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I wonder if her belly says,"Read my tits".

¤ ¤ credit: melly | 10.03.02 at 01:37 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

A few years ago, I worked in a cafe in downtown Boston, across the street from a Fidelity Investments office. There was this group who was outside protesting some evil thing that Fidelity was doing (forget exactly what it was). Anyway, most of the protesters looked a lot like these two women.

Then, a bunch of them came in to get coffee. It soon became clear that most of these people did not make bathing a regular part of their lives. Eeeeeewwwww!

Anyway, that's what I thought of when I saw that picture!

¤ ¤ credit: Christine with an M. | 10.03.02 at 01:41 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Ya'know Melly, I think you're right! Ewwww -- natty!

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 10.03.02 at 01:51 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Pluck. Wax. Shave. DO SOMETHING!! I so could not be French.

That is all...

¤ ¤ credit: Susan | 10.03.02 at 02:09 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Did they arrive on a motorbike and have a snog when they got off before they shouted "Let's get those male bastards" and scribbled on themselves in texta?

Oh, and can someone tell me where I can get me one of those boob tubes you can wear without boobs?

¤ ¤ credit: Jessica Parker | 10.03.02 at 02:31 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Some are worried about mass slaughter of innocents, and some about armpit hair. I say good on 'em for getting out there with the message. They are real people. The Shrub aint.

BTW, why so uptight about image? I gave up ironing 20 years ago, and if some fascist establishment doesn't want to let me in wearing jeans, they don't get my money. I couldn't be happier.

¤ ¤ credit: Chris Grealy | 10.03.02 at 02:32 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Who said anything about wearing jeans? I wouldn't even walk around out of a shower looking like those two. Oh wait. Nevermind. They probably don't shower...

And btw, I haven't ironed since about 1995. You don't need an iron to look decent. That said, grooming goes a long ways towards doing so...

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 10.03.02 at 02:38 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I don't iron, either. I just pull the stuff out of the dryer and get it all onto hangers before it gets too wrinkled. I do own an iron, but I'm not sure where it is. :-)

Anyway, I'm with Robyn here. You can look good in just about anything if you practice good grooming.

You can be a *real person* and still look good, and not stink!

¤ ¤ credit: Christine with an M. | 10.03.02 at 02:53 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

That one on the left should *not* be wearing pants that low. She's sort of hanging over them.

I'm all for letting protesters have their say, there's nothing wrong with that. But as much as they have the right to stand there and shout, I have the right to say.....EEEEWWWWWWWW!

¤ ¤ credit: michele | 10.03.02 at 04:54 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Amen Michele. Jesus, they've got more hair than most men I know. Granola people, that's what they are.

Visualize whirled peas

¤ ¤ credit: statia | 10.03.02 at 06:45 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

tree hugging freaks. One word ladies.....Gilette.

¤ ¤ credit: sphinx | 10.03.02 at 08:13 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

frightening!!!! are those DOVES sewn onto their tit-rags? this pic gets scarier at each glance!

¤ ¤ credit: queen | 10.03.02 at 08:51 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'd hate to see what's below the belt.

Sorry but man or woman, looking like dirt isnt' all it's cracked up to be.

¤ ¤ credit: dasheekeejones | 10.03.02 at 10:06 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Okay, perhaps I'm some sort of freak but I iron. Why? Do I really give two craps what any so called fascist establishment thinks? No and nor do I use that term "fascist establishment". I'm making fun of those who do! HA! Actually I iron cause my clothes tend to get wrinkly and I care how I look, I don't care what other people think. I do it for me. Hmm...I can add that to my label list...I'm a fascist iron'er. But don't tell my mom, she might get upset.

¤ ¤ credit: Sean | 10.03.02 at 10:46 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

*shrug* at least they're doing something, which is more than i'm doing. guess i'm too busy shaving my pits.

¤ ¤ credit: laura | 10.03.02 at 11:45 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

eeewwwww! god, my eyes!

that has got to be the unhappiest happy trail i've ever seen.

and i think melly's right about what her stomach says. good thing she doesn't have any to read.

¤ ¤ credit: tanya | 10.03.02 at 12:25 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

i am now blind and need even more extensive therapy with my shrink. EWWW!

¤ ¤ credit: jen | 10.03.02 at 02:17 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Guess I'm too sheltered. I didn't realize some women grew hair under their bellybutton. Thankfully, it's apparently not in my German/Scandinavian genes. It's too bad that people who may have a worthwhile message (conservation, civil rights, politics, etc.) distract from their credibility but acting or looking too strange to be taken seriously. I know ideally we should look beyond the surface but we don't live in a fantasy world. Work within the world you actually live in!

¤ ¤ credit: Lauri | 10.03.02 at 02:35 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

OMG Ė Thanks Robyn, I *was* eating lunch when that foul image assaulted my eyes, I think Iím going to vomit now! And that ainít no landing strip, itís a damn tropical forest - I think the army needs to call in a agent orange strike on her gut to de-forest that area.

Please post a warning next time you got pictures of hairy chicks.

[Mister Mittens Ė One hairy pussy]

¤ ¤ credit: Mister Mittens | 10.03.02 at 02:48 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

The "perhaps shave your pits and the landing strip below the navel" didn't give you your first clue? ;-)

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 10.03.02 at 03:09 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Just for reference's sake, look at this:

We all know the power of advertising. At the turn of the century, for example, the South African Diamond company, DeBeers, created the image that the diamond was forever and therefore would make an excellent wedding ring.

Another marketing campaign around this time convinced the women of North America to shave their body hair. Notably, women in the other parts of the world do not engage on masse in this ritual. Even in French Canada, the habit is not largely undertaken.

It all began with the May, 1915 edition of Harper's Bazaar magazine that featured a model sporting the latest fashion. She wore a sleeveless evening gown that exposed, for the first time in fashion, her bare shoulders, and her armpits.

A young marketing executive with the Wilkinson Sword Company, who also made razor blades for men, designed a campaign to convince the women of North America that:

(a) Underarm hair was unhygienic (b) It was unfeminine.

In two years, the sales of razor blades doubled as our grandmothers and great grandmothers made themselves conform to this socially constructed gender stereotype. This norm for North American women has been reinforced by several generations of daughters who role-modeled their mothers.

Now, granted, I shave, too, because I'm used to it, but not shaving your pits? All other hygiene or fashion issues that they may or may not have aside, all they're doing by not shaving is resisting the same marketing juggernaut that tells all women they ought to be a size six or they're bloated whales.

It's just that this is a few more generations ingrained, that's all. This was all just a ploy to up sales of razors, and it caught on.

Ingenious, innit?

¤ ¤ credit: VASpider | 10.03.02 at 09:01 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Ingenious, maybe... But still better than smelly and hairy, IMHO. :-)

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 10.03.02 at 09:11 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I didn't even know women could grown hair under their belly buttons like that! I'm afraid

¤ ¤ credit: Angela | 10.03.02 at 10:14 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Ehm, smelly's a deodorant-and-bathing thing, though, not so much a hair thing. Hairy, well, that's a matter of personal preference, certainly.

A girl I dated in college wasn't much into shaving, and I went through phases in HS when I just couldn't be bothered with it -- we lived in the Poconos, so it was all heavy sweaters and long pants for months at a time. So I guess I've a different perspective on it. Reasonable people may, of course, disagree on such things.

¤ ¤ credit: VASpider | 10.03.02 at 10:54 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Where can I get more pictures of the good lookin' woman who wrote all over herself?

¤ ¤ credit: | 10.04.02 at 07:24 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I can't view the link of the protester. How can I view it?

¤ ¤ credit: Enigma | 04.17.03 at 03:34 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Sorry. Yahoo! removes their photo archives every few weeks. This entry is from last October.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 04.17.03 at 01:35 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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