A photo of a Filipina proudly displaying her unshaven armpit has sent Pinoy netizens into a frenzy.
Posted on Twitter by a certain Bea, the photo has gone viral with over 72,400 likes.
It has also been retweeted more than 10,300 times.
“Kung panget daw ang babaeng may buhok sa kili-kili bakit ang ganda ko?? ABANTE MGA BABAE!” Bea wrote as a caption to the image, which she uploaded during the International Women’s Day that falls every 8th of March.
Kung panget daw ang babaeng may buhok sa kili-kili bakit ang ganda ko??
ABANTE MGA BABAE! pic.twitter.com/48SCPBJy5J
— Bea (@theusualbea) March 8, 2020
This selfie of a young woman with her underarm hair exposed has stirred a hot debate online.
Some netizens said it’s gross to see such a photo, but many still believe that the picture showed the confidence and courage of a woman who wants to challenge social norms.
Here are the positive remarks left by netizens in the comment section:
“MA’AM ANG GANDA MO.”
MAAM ANG GANDA MO
— Donna.Psd #JoinPandaySining (@lesbianjesuus) March 8, 2020
“Luv the confidence.”
luv the confidence
— georgie (@cathygalore_) March 8, 2020
“YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. OMG. 😍😍😍”
— alice (@jsmnabng) March 8, 2020
“Sana all pretty.“
Sana all pretty sksksksksk
— ¿ (@Decimquinnn) March 8, 2020
— Jan (@JaiBinasa) March 8, 2020
“You are so hot.”
You are so hott.
— DrDiscreet (@DrDiscreet) March 8, 2020
Many people think that personal hygiene dictates that women should shave the hair on their legs and underarms.
Thus, women turn to shaving creams and razors to keep their armpits and legs “feminine and hairless.”
Following this wonderful woman's step
I've already been sick and tired of being insecure dahil may buhok ako sa kili-kili para maging "kaaya aya" and "malinis" sa ibang tao. But not anymore, bitch the hair is staying.
— Fuckingworldwelivein(open for commissions uwu) (@mamayokonadito) March 13, 2020
Men, on the other hand, are considered to be manly if they have hairy armpits, chests, and legs.