It started slowly. A few women “forgetting” to shave small patches of neck or cheek hair here and there has turned into a full-grown intentional movement. Wikipedia says “these women have long been a phenomenon of legend, curiosity or ridicule,” but in Bushwick 2015 they’re the subject of great respect. As trends defy logic, we endeavored to get to the bottom of this newfangled style statement, setting up shop right outside the Jefferson stop last week to interview any whiskered women who walked by.
The first to fit the description—traditionally feminine, yet impressively bearded—introduced herself as Stacey Stubbul. A millennial, she said she’d been growing her pride and joy for almost three months now and is deeply pleased with its functionality. “I just like the extra barrier against these chilly temps!” said Stubbul, a native of Florida. Stubbul did express some concerns about her gender-bender style, though. “I can see the headlines now: Florida man…is really a woman.”
We didn’t have to wait long before spotting the next contestant, a woman with a fur coat, pink pumps and a perfect goatee. She was Lana Beerd, who described the reason behind growing her lustrous facial hair. “Once I stopped shaving down there—and saw the overwhelmingly positive response—I stopped shaving up here too!” she said, gesturing around her mouth, pointing under her arms and circling around her nipples. Ten minutes after Beerd left came a group of fashion-forward feminists, who were either on their way to a protest or a rave. The three women, who requested to be called womyn, said they’re re-appropriating the beard, stripping it of its “representations of oppressive systems of hegemonic patriarchy, which reinforces and reifies [their] dependence on the biggest, most masculine dictator of all: capitalism.” So basically, like Bushwick men, they can’t be bothered with hygiene either.
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Written by jaytoles