Letter: Body hair is part of being an adult

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SUE WEBSTER misses a vital point in 'Why women still tear their hair out' (Real Life, 1 May). Men celebrate the appearance of body hair as a symbol of maturity. By removing post-pubescent hair women visually remain in a pre-adolescent state, resembling powerless children rather than adults.

Being our natural selves, hair and all, is a political statement; as is anything which confronts social conditioning.

It is extraordinary that women continue to mutilate themselves without protest. It is even more extraordinary that they remain unconcerned that most men prefer their sexual partners to resemble children.

Maggie Guillon

Moorgreen, Nottinghamshire