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    Default A Little Bit of History.....

    I was wondering when/why women started shaving their legs and underarms. I really couldn't wrap my mind's eye around Queen Victoria hiking up her skirts and using a straight.....so with a little bit of digging, I found this article:

    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...-and-underarms

    It seems it was all related to the changes in the fashion industry starting around WW I. Interesting article that I thought was worth sharing - enjoy!
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    Thanks for that...and thanks for reminding me of The Straight Dope! I used to have one of his books and forgotten how much I enjoyed it. Now I have the website bookmarked...

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    Very interesting, thanks for posting.
    Regards, Paul

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    Interesting read.

    The anti-leg hair campaign. Hahaha.

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    I found this thread just this morning when my wife asked the question. Very interesting.
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    So fashion was behind it, interesting...
    The Name's Rob & "I'm Shaving Through History, One Razor At A Time"

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    Now you've burned an image into my mind of Vicoria naked to the waist with a straight in hand...I really don't know how to thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face&Head View Post
    Now you've burned an image into my mind of Vicoria naked to the waist with a straight in hand...I really don't know how to thank you.


    Thanks for sharing. I always wondered why there seems to be so few ladies razors in comparison to mens. I know when I was in Germany most didn't shave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Face&Head View Post
    Now you've burned an image into my mind of Vicoria naked to the waist with a straight in hand...I really don't know how to thank you.
    Glad to have been of service! Now to complete the mental image....for your viewing pleasure (no disrespect intended to our good friends "across the pond"):

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    Interesting read, thanks for the post
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    Well, when your bloodlines been imbred for generations after generations, that's what ya end up with..... WOOF
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    Good Read Thanks !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face&Head View Post
    Now you've burned an image into my mind of Vicoria naked to the waist with a straight in hand...I really don't know how to thank you.
    Would be great if it were Emily Blunt doing that.
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