I was single again. After twenty years in what can only be described as a disastrous marriage, I had separated from my wife. For the time being I was staying with my two daughters who had just rented a big new apartment together. An apartment which, luckily for me, just happened to have an extra bedroom. One night, I was up late with my daughters, just fooling around in the living-room, reminiscing. We were sitting on the couch, talking about the good old times.
feminist body hair is rarely an option for middle eastern women
Short Stories — Jason Staggie
Like many other young women, the first thing I learned about my body as a 13 year old was how to conform it to society's standards. And in addition to being obedient and having a knack for cooking and housework, society expected me to have a hairless, thin body. Because I grew up in Turkey, where women are still devoted to ancient waxing practices, the rite of passage didn't come by way of a candy-hued, friendly Venus razor. It came through a one-inch thick disk of clear, amber-coloured hard wax, warm and sticky -- a far more vengeful goddess than its Western counterpart, as I was later to find out. Prior to our yearly seaside vacation, my mother pulled me aside and told me it was time I learned how to remove my body hair by myself, so that like her and every other "orderly" Turkish women I could practice it every month. She stuck the wax on the left side of my pubic bone, told me to take a deep breath, and pulled it up. Burning with anger, pain, and fear, I ran away.
It starts younger than we think.
The lights in the room had been switched off, the shades drawn. His name was Ron. He was my married, year-old child psychologist. This mode of questioning was par for the course during our weekly therapy sessions. My parents had brought me to Ron, who specialized in emotionally challenged teens, because I was in the full flush of adolescent rebellion.
Top definition. Sphynx unknown. I need to call my esthetician and schedule a Sphynx, she's the best and she never leaves a single hair. I love my Sphynx, it so soft and clean, especially my undercarriage!