A judicial magistrate on Monday sent a man suspected of torturing his wife and shaving her hair off to jail until a medical report of the victim is furnished before the court. Judicial Magistrate Shahid Zia, who was hearing the case at Model Town Courts, said that a ruling will be made on the matter after the medical report of the accuser, Asma Aziz, is presented. The woman alleged that her husband Mian Faisal would invite his friends to their house and force her to dance to amuse them.
And in lots of hair? Well, lots of power. But imagine walking around in the world without it. No sideswept bangs to hide your gaze. No long layers to toss over a shoulder. No ponytail to adjust when you need something to do with your hands. Just you. Is there anything more powerful than a woman with nothing to hide? A woman with a naked head?
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. In case you didn't know how shaving armpit and leg hair for women became a norm, you can blame the relentless advertising campaigns. At the beginning of the 20th century, women, and of course society in general, couldn't care less about the hair growing on their bodies. However, after sleeveless dresses came into fashion, advertisers began targeting women's armpit hair, encouraging women to remove them.
For those in the number 2 clipper club, a shaved head is more than a haircut; it's a statement. As model Jourdana Phillips told us, backstage at the Victoria's Secret show in Paris, "I no longer feel forced to adhere to society's beauty standards and feel free to do as I please,"—a sentiment shared by many women with the gender-norm-defying haircut. Similarly, when Internet trolls criticized Jada Pinkett Smith for allowing daughter Willow's shave, she fired back on Facebook: "Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair.