A woman has said she won’t get rid of her unibrow and mustache despite the looks and crude comments she gets because they help her ‘screen out’ potential partners.
A Danish instructor named Edina Jaganjac remarked that even if some young men perceive her brows as a “third head,” she now attracts more positive attention than she did before the hair was removed.
She stated that she does not feel any less feminine as a result of her decision to stand out from the crowd and that doing so has given her more self-confidence.
Edina talked of growing up in a small community where everyone was expected to fit in. As she grew older, she stated it infuriated her that men are not compelled to invest the same amount of time and money in maintaining their appearances through hair removal as women are.
Edina admits, “I did feel that there were very limited alternatives for how women were meant to look,” until I let my unibrow to fill out.
When we are out in public, we are expected to spend much more time and money on our looks than men do, according to the woman.
If a man doesn’t shave or pluck his eyebrows, nobody notices or says anything; it’s not unusual.
“Like many other women, I’ve mastered the art of self-policing. As an illustration, I used to avoid going to the gym if my legs weren’t entirely shaven and felt awkward if my eyebrows weren’t the normal tiny size while I was outside.
In March 2020, Eldina decided to stop shaving her upper lip and the hair between her eyebrows after understanding that, according to societal expectations, doing so only made her feel less feminine.
Edina asserted that she no longer gave a damn about how she looked or what other people thought of her, but she admitted that men had made rude remarks to her in public.
She continued by pointing out how men frequently treat her brows like a “third head.”
She declared, “I’ve chosen to concentrate on the tasks and objectives that I have to do and less on how I come across while doing them and whether people like me or not, because I probably won’t see them again, and if I do, I still don’t care.”
I couldn’t care less what people say, but I also don’t want it to become a big thing; everyone has to make their own decisions. The ideal situation would be one in which people would not care how a lady dressed.
“I used to feel less feminine due to my slightly thick brows. I discovered as a child that when my body hair first started to sprout as a teenager, people assumed I was a savage.”
In an effort to fit into their new roles as young ladies, I saw that the majority of the girls in my immediate vicinity started shaving and plucking everything that was pluckable between the ages of 13 and 14.
It wasn’t like I proclaimed it; instead, I just kind of drifted into it. Some of my friends thought it was nice when I thickened my brows, while some didn’t notice and the majority didn’t give a damn.
“On the street, some people have stopped me and told me it’s cool, while others have shouted at me. That first made me uncomfortable, but if certain individuals can’t help but yell at strangers, then so be it. I don’t want to waste my time on someone who plainly has too much spare time.”
Edina believes that despite this, men only complement her beauty out of a sense of personal insecurity since it makes them ponder what it means to be a man.
I’ve occasionally received vulgar comments, but very seldom from grownups, she claimed. On social media, kids are usually the ones that teach me how to practice personal grooming.
Yes, I have received some boos from young men in the street, but nothing major. I think these teens are confused when they see a woman doing something less feminine, and they take it out on me because they start to doubt their own standards and notions of what it means to be a man. I think it’s challenging to understand gender roles as a teenager and while you’re developing.
When it comes to dating, Eldina sees her unibrow and facial hair as advantages since they help her weed out any “conservative” potential partners who are immediately put off by her look. She thus draws more positive attention.
Edina emphasized that people should only opt to be au-natural if doing so makes them feel at ease. She claimed that because she isn’t scared to stand out from the crowd, she feels more secure than before.
She stated that “I am more confident since I’m not afraid to appear unique anymore and I feel like I can typically make more unorthodox judgments” in a sense.
It has also given me the bravery and creativity to be more daring.
I advised, “I think you should follow your heart.” Because you need to fulfill a description in order to work in various fields and professions, a compromise will eventually be made. You can never be sure of how other people would react, so I would go slowly and deliberately.
There needs to be a balance; is the stress worth the appearance that looks more natural? Will you put forth an extra effort to wonder whether others are looking at you and what they could be thinking? However, if you give it a try, you could discover that it is quite comfortable or that nobody else will notice.
I want to propagate the notion that it’s alright if we all have different perspectives on things. Regardless of gender, everyone should have the opportunity to choose how they want to look since there is no such thing as right or wrong.
The proper friends will support you if you do what seems most comfortable to you. I don’t have an opinion on shaving or plucking, but I do think that each person has the right to make their own choices.
I think it’s important to ask why our society values women who shave their bodies so highly. I feel this should be utterly irrelevant because there are so many other, far more important topics to focus on.