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Amanda Palmer's Map of Tasmania Attacks Shaving Body Hair

Amanda Palmer Just Says No to Shaving

Rocker Amanda Palmer has a PSA: shaving off your pubic hair to conform is "so wack." Her new video for "Map of Tasmania" is a fierce (and sparkly) rebuttal to those who say hair-free is the only way to be. It makes a good point: women are often faced with derision if they don't shave, and that's totally wrongheaded.

On the other hand, Amanda comes off as very aggressively anti-shorn in this song, saying that women without pubic hair "look like an eight-year-old," adding "it's sad." As someone who genuinely likes smooth skin, I was a little bummed at the put-downs. It's undermining and seems out of character, especially since just last year, Amanda told The New York Times: "You know what’s really cool? Wake up every morning, decide what you feel like doing, and do it." Well, I woke up and decided, and I'm pretty happy with it; I just wish Amanda was, too. What do you think about the "necessity" to shave? And if you want to see Amanda's (extremely, really NSFW but fun) video, just keep reading.

Photo courtesy Amanda Palmer

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Belle-de-Nuit Belle-de-Nuit 6 years
The British/Aussie slang "mappa Tamsi" has always slain me.
ticamorena ticamorena 6 years
never heard of amanda before, and as to the video - no comment. i totally support her right to express her opinion about the pressure on to conform; personally, i actually feel gifted to have pubes i like - but not everybody feels that way about theirs!
Miriam-Lacey Miriam-Lacey 6 years
I really like Amanda (although it might be cool to be the actual anti-Amanda Palmer; I dunno what that would entail, except maybe I'd get to be her arch-nemesis? Sweet!), and I support what she's doing. I just don't want women who do depilate walking away feeling crappy about personal choices that Amanda herself supports in reality. No harm in pointing out when people (even people you like) are a little inconsistent. It helps everybody involved grow. :)
Marian55 Marian55 6 years
I really loved this and I'm a "mature" woman. To each his/her own!
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 6 years
Lmao, this song is hilarious. I prefer no hair on me, but hey, to each their own.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Ooops! :rotfl:
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
:rofl: Too funny! And hey, as always, whatever makes your peanut butter Skippy!
Wedgecutlvr Wedgecutlvr 6 years
So, according to her it's not OK to shave your privates which is typically a personal preference anyway, but it's OK to shave your eyebrows and have them tattooed back on? What's wrong with this picture?
ItsGlisten17 ItsGlisten17 6 years
it's refreshing to see someone speaking up for what is NOT commonly considered sexy. :) this is HER opinion---no one should take offense... geez.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
So this coming from a women with tattoo eyebrows - Okay! I'd rather look like an 8 yrs old than a weirdo. And no I didn't watch the video, nor do I know who she is, nor do I care after reading this.
Morokea Morokea 6 years
I like Amanda Palmer (I've always liked the way her face moves - odd I know), but I don't really believe in putting down what anyone wants to do with their lady-parts.
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