The internet had a lot of things to say when a Los Angeles teen posted a selfie featuring her unshaved armpit, but she was having none of their drama.
“A body hair positivity post to remind you all that what I do with my body is MY choice. You don’t have to like it, but please know that misogynistic opinions that shame girls for having body hair while ignoring boys who do will never get me to change who I am,” Davis wrote in the post, which was clearly meant to be body-positive and empowering.
Nevertheless, the trolls came out from under their proverbial bridges, telling Davis she was “lazy,” “disgusting,” and “gross.”
But Davis clearly had no patience for their rude remarks, posting the following response:
“Y’all think body hair on girls is gross, I think misogyny is grosser why can’t I do what I want to do w MY body w/o being told to kill myself? Within one hour of posting a picture of my body hair on twitter, I received over 200 negative quotes tweets. I had to turn my notifications off be a use my phone kept freezing,” she wrote. “This just goes to show so much about our culture, why do y’all hate carefree woman so much? posting a body positive picture means I’m seeking attention, not shaving means I hate men, I have a mental illness, and I should kill myself. Never did I ever say that all women should shave their armpits, never did I say that I hate men, I’m simply doing what I want with my body. I’m comfortable in who I am & what I do what my body, as stated in the caption never would I ever let misogynistic opinions change who I am.”
To Lalonie, all we can say is YAAAAAAAAAAAS. No one knows you like you do, and we inspired by how you boldly defend your autonomy.