“Why don’t she shave” – body shaming to sell hair removal

Over the years companies and individuals have used many underhanded tricks so sell stuff, but one that really gets my goat is body shaming… preying on the insecurities of people to separate them from their money. This is one of the worst examples – from the 30’s – I’ve come across in a while, but the whole modern concept of ladies shaving started out as body shaming to sell razors (and blades) to the ‘other half” of the population…

I would have liked if we – as a society – had outgrown these kinds of underhanded tricks from advertisers, but you only have to look around to realise that it’s worse than ever these days.

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