The Public Thinks Women Should Look More Put Together Than Men

SodaHead Infographics 2012/05/16 16:00:00
We had some pretty interesting discussion going on our poll about Emer O'Toole, a 28-year-old Dublin woman who stopped shaving her armpits 18 months ago to refine her self-image, so we thought it would be the perfect topic for this week's infographic. It's not often you see women go without shaving their armpits, but even Julia Roberts did it once. The demographic breakdown was pretty interesting, and to supplement the results of that poll we included a question about the pressure society puts on women to have better hygiene, which we broke down by gender. Wanna know how it all turned out? Let's dive.

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  • Melizmatic 2012/05/16 16:48:48
    "The public" doesn't think that; just a small majority of people on this site who voted on that particular poll do.

    Please get over yourself already, SH.

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  • BEVERLY ANN CLARK 2012/05/16 23:26:08
  • musicman95 2012/05/16 23:09:31
    because they should
  • Walter Harris 2012/05/16 22:10:22
    Walter Harris
    I said it then and I will say it now, to each his/her own. A lot of people in the world do not shave at all. That is their choice
  • sherie 2012/05/16 22:08:25
    I probably shouldnt admit this.....during the winter months when im in long sleeves and pants,i do slack off on the shaving. I just dont get that furry any more! :D. I shower everyday so i don't smell...I think u can have hair and not be unclean! I do not however like the look of hairy pits and stubbly legs.with warm weather now let's bring on the bic! !!! ;)
  • Freeranger sherie 2012/05/21 19:46:51
    Sherie, the ensemble isn't complete until you walk by with hairy nubs sticking through yer pants and toilet paper clings to your shoe. Then, and only then, have you arrived. rolls mustache gif
  • harasnicole 2012/05/16 21:27:01
    Of course, women are pressured more, and it's not because we want to look good for the guys. Women, for some reason, seem to always be in competition with each other.
  • joe 2012/05/16 20:56:29
    We are ashamed of our women and feel the need to keep them at an agreed upon weight, dress them up, shave them, cover their facial whatever with make up and dominate every aspect of their lives from bathroom habits to reproductive rights. The public who voted in this poll are more interested in artificially covering the shame and disgust they feel for the women in their life than loving them for who and what they are.
  • Dawn 2012/05/16 20:20:43
    I don't really care. It's their choice, but I think shaving pits + legs gives them a more clean image. I don't dress to impress. I wear what's comfortable. I shave my pits cause it's more comfortable. The only time I shave my legs is when I get tired of them being fuzzy.

    What I find gross are the people that don't wear underwear and have baggy pants. This guy was working in a window hanging something up. I turned my head whilst window shopping and got a view of pubes. Not cool, man.
  • Visipunkbot sXe 2012/05/16 20:02:28
    Visipunkbot sXe
    I believe that women put this type of pressure on themselves way more than men do.
  • ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠ 2012/05/16 19:21:33 (edited)
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    I'm sorry, but this is the twenty first century, and we live in a first world nation. I really don't think it's too much to expect people to be clean and not look like sasquaches. Shaving isn't that hard. -___- Sure, it's good to feel confident despite your looks, but it's also good to look half decent. I don't care how confident and secure you are, you look mentally ill.

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/zoot... Hairy woman
  • Bibliop... ☠ Live ... 2012/05/17 05:24:52
    man armpits

    Does he look mentally ill?
  • ☠ Live ... Bibliop... 2012/05/17 19:11:56
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    Um, kind of.What the heck is he wearing, first of all? O_O
    But yeah, he looks gross, in my opinion...
  • Bibliop... ☠ Live ... 2012/05/18 00:10:07
    man armpits
    This one too?
  • ☠ Live ... Bibliop... 2012/05/18 00:21:37
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    Yes, in y opinion, but I don't like body hair on women or men. .--.
    Meh, call me weird. But that's just my personal preference... lol
  • Jiorgia ☠ Live ... 2012/05/18 14:54:39
    atleast you have an excuse, i love body hair (halfway between none and the second guy) on men but would never ever feel sexy with even a single body hair on myself.
  • Lorenz0... ☠ Live ... 2012/05/23 18:58:15
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    I agree, hairy is gross!
  • Lorenz0... Bibliop... 2012/05/23 18:56:09
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    I don't know about mentallly ill. but I would never date or go-out with him; IMHO, he (all that hair) is gross!
  • wwe.sodahead.com/RPG2011 2012/05/16 19:14:40
    Once read to the end you will never forget this novel or its meaning.
  • patchulie 2012/05/16 19:06:44
    Well, yeah
  • Jeremy Villa 2012/05/16 18:58:51
    Jeremy Villa
    Well, as a man myself i think this is just nonsense.nonsensenonsense
  • Jayfeather 2012/05/16 18:51:44 (edited)
    I think natural women are hot. They are physically hot, and their confidence makes them so much more attractive. But I must say, I hate the title of this PO thread. Since when does NATURAL body hair make a women look less put together?
  • RevBH 2012/05/16 18:47:18
    Most women groom/dress to impress other women, not men. Kinda weird. Most women spend DAYS getting ready for a date, and most men don't even notice. Kinda ironic.
  • Jake Bl... RevBH 2012/05/21 06:20:38
    Jake Blanton
    Agreed... Us guys notice if a woman is wearing clothes or not, but that's about as fine of a granularity of our observation as you can expect.
  • LaurenGirl594 2012/05/16 18:18:14
    I am sorry, why does it matter if a female does not shave. I mean, we except that most guy don't shave their pits or legs. Is it not gross to see a guy lift up his arm and see hair.
  • Jake Bl... LaurenG... 2012/05/21 06:22:06
    Jake Blanton
    Actually, it's more gross if the guy shaves his pits and is not a bodybuilder and doing it for competition.
  • LaurenG... Jake Bl... 2012/05/23 15:45:24
    Guys really have no idea just how gross it is when you have hairy pits. It really not that attractive to see a hairy pit on a guy either.
  • Jake Bl... LaurenG... 2012/05/24 11:08:56
    Jake Blanton
    Awh, come on... We're guys... We're not *supposed* to be attractive... It it wasn't for the fermentation of grains, the human species would have died out a LONG time ago since we would have never been able to convince the females to "reproduce" with us...
  • LaurenG... Jake Bl... 2012/05/25 17:35:01
    Did you ever think that if guy would have figured out just as much as you like us to smell and look good we would want guys also to look good. Then you would not have to get us drunk. lol
  • Jake Bl... LaurenG... 2012/05/25 18:56:28
    Jake Blanton
    Perhaps, but getting you drunk is cheaper... And a lot more fun... :)

    "We come into this world, bald, drooling, and incontinent... And we leave the same way..."
  • mae 2012/05/16 18:17:17
    Another interesting SodaHead poll...I don't know if SH voters can be construed as the 'public'--meaning, the general public, but I think we have a pretty good cross-cut of society here on SH. It seems America likes its women clean and shaven....no word on the men yet.
  • mustangluver 2012/05/16 18:04:12
    I personally cannot tolerate hair on my legs or pits but i don't care if other women can. I knew a woman that didn't shave her pits and she smelled bad, especially here in Fl..
  • Melody 2012/05/16 17:58:36
    Because people are shallow and conforming.
  • SEAL76 2012/05/16 17:50:37
    All of this a matter of personal choice. I don't care
  • SOUL4REAL 2012/05/16 17:35:38
    Whether you like it or not,hair holds bacterial from sweating and it will smell,ask yourself,why do we need deodorant? There is no difference in men or women with the hair, both need to keep the hair shaved under the armpits.Keep the lawn down below shave too,less hair less odor! Real talk!
  • Pat 2012/05/16 17:31:26
    Personally, I don't like excess hair on me or any woman. It just doesn't look feminine to me. Maybe it's a cultural thing or maybe it's because because my husband is so hairy. I like the way he looks and find it a real turn on even after all these years. Me, I'll go with the smooth, soft look for women.
  • ✞Knight of Honor 2012/05/16 17:09:42
    ✞Knight of Honor
    Like I've previously said, I like natural girls with the least amount of modifications and women shaving isn't necessarily hygienic.
  • Bulanova (Team Hargitay) 2012/05/16 17:01:11 (edited)
    Bulanova (Team Hargitay)
    We demand you look more put-together than men, but will bitch and complain if you take too long to get ready and we will obsessively talk about how much we prefer "natural" beauty. 9_9
  • jackie Bulanov... 2012/05/16 21:10:29 (edited)
    Idk Ive seen guys do that a lot. They always talk about wanting a girl with natural beauty and dont think make up is ugly. but every time they see a hot girl they are all over her.
    asian girl with makeup

    but which one will you think they choose?
  • Melizmatic 2012/05/16 16:48:48
    "The public" doesn't think that; just a small majority of people on this site who voted on that particular poll do.

    Please get over yourself already, SH.
  • Bibliop... Melizmatic 2012/05/17 05:20:58

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