Head shaving is the practice of shaving the hair from a person's head. At different times and places people have shaved all or part of their heads for very diverse reasons including practicality, convenience, low maintenance, fashion , style , religion , culture , and aesthetics. The earliest historical records describing head shaving originated in ancient Mediterranean cultures, such as Egypt , Greece , and Rome. The Egyptian priest class ritualistically removed all body hair by plucking.
A Woman Shorn: The Disruptive History of the Female Shaved Head
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This article was first published on Broadly. A woman's hair has long been regarded as the key to her femininity and a potent symbol of her sexuality. Whether kept long, short, natural, braided, or dyed, a massive amount of emphasis is placed on a woman's hair. Because of this, the image of a shaved head signifies a certain defeminization and is still a look with the power to shock. A bald head is a look as ancient as history itself, from Ptolemaic beauty regimens to Hindu funereal traditions. The symbol of a shaved head has signified devotion, rebellion, and even sometimes, a sign of a mental break. Women have shaved their heads out of convenience, to stay clean, and as an act of repentance.
Wife’s ‘hair shaved off by husband’ after she refused to dance for his friends
You are beautiful with or without it. This generation of women are turning the idea of femininity on its head, quite literally. How a woman perceives herself and portrays herself is changing and many are finding the courage to rid themselves of what society naturally believes makes a woman feminine. I am one of those women who said no to the normal constructs of society.
Describing an environment in which the bumper sticker "Shave Shannon's Head" and a T-shirt "1, Bulldogs and 1 Bitch" have become rallying cries for keeping women out of The Citadel, lawyers for the college's first female cadet asked again today that Shannon Faulkner's long brown hair not be shaved. But Federal District Judge C. Weston Houck, who ruled last week that college barbers could proceed with the one-eighth-inch clip, said he saw no reason now to change his mind about the haircut, which is required for all cadets. He cast out the argument by her lawyers that giving Ms.