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Letter: Hirsute yourself

CONGRATULATIONS on a highly thought-provoking article on body and facial hair ('Why women still tear their hair out', 1 May). I would like to put on record that I did not say 'a woman who doesn't depilate is immediately identified as left-wing', as I was quoted in the article. There is nothing wrong in using body hair to make a political statement if that is what you want to do. But it can be unhelpful to make the open display of facial or body hair part of any political bandwagon when so many women go through agonies living with society's contradictions in the area of hair removal.

E Catherine Thornton