Razor company earns praise for showing women with body hair

Razor company, Billie, is showing women with body hair as part of their Project Body Hair campaign – and people on social media are loving it.

The brand claims they are the first women’s razor company to show women’s body hair in an ad for “more than 100 years.”

On Twitter and Instagram, women have been applauding the brand for showing close-ups of hairy armpits, monobrows, stomachs and legs.

“THIS IS DAMN BEAUTIFUL” wrote one Instagram user about the ad, which has gone viral.

“I don’t like razors but that ad is dope,” agreed another.

One user pointed out how long it took for a razor company to move beyond typical women’s razor commercials, which usually show a woman with already smooth legs.

Georgina Gooley, Billie’s co-founder, told Glamour magazine the brand made the decision to show women with body hair as a way to protest body-shaming.

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The brand made the decision to show hair in response to body-shaming ads.

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“When brands pretend that all women have hairless bodies, it’s a version of body-shaming,” she said. “It’s saying you should feel ashamed of having body hair.”

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Though the company is selling razor blades, Billie’s brand argues that shaving it not for every woman – but they’re here if you want them.

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Though the company is selling razor blades, Billie argues that shaving it not for every woman – but they’re here if you want them.

“Shaving is a personal choice, and no one should be telling women what to do with their hair,” Gooley told Glamour.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

Wendy’s new Buffalo Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich is only $1

After dropping a positively fire mixtape, Wendy’s has earned some major street cred. Now the burger chain is continuing to prove that it’s the illest by offering a $1 sandwich on its menu starting July 1. Wendy’s new Buffalo Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich is lunch (or dinner) for less than it costs to buy a popular song on iTunes.

“We know customers want to have it all — great taste and great price — and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Wendy’s,” says Kurt Kane, chief concept and marketing officer for Wendy’s, via a press release. “Our new Buffalo Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich is spicy, melty and just a buck — what more could you ask for in a sandwich?”

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With a crispy chicken patty smothered in Buffalo ranch sauce, topped with lettuce and a slice of Monterey Jack cheese served on a warm bun, we’re not sure what more we could want. However, Wendy’s new dollar sandwich is a limited-time-only menu item, meaning that it will be gone just as quickly as the change in your pocket. 

Looking to eat at more tasty places on the cheap? These are America’s best inexpensive steakhouses.

 

Self magazine features plus-size model Tess Holliday on first digital cover

Self Magazine debuted its first digital cover this week, which showed plus-sized model Tess Holliday and told readers that her “health is none of your business.”

The health and wellness magazine posted the cover to its Instagram account and included a portion of Editor-in-Chief Carolyn Kylstra’s editor’s letter, which explains why the publication decided to give Holliday “a platform.”

“Holliday identifies as a fat woman; we chose to give her a platform because she has insightful things to say about thriving in a world that devalues bodies of size,” the letter said. “We also chose to feature her because size representation is necessary, especially for a national health media brand that can help guide the conversation about what it means to be healthy and how to make health accessible.”

It went on to add that a person’s level of health can’t be determined “just by looking at them.”

“And moreover, you should know that concern trolling — using a person’s perceived health to justify making them feel bad about themselves — isn’t just counterproductive, it’s abusive,” it said.

Some commenters on the post applauded the magazine’s decision, with one user writing, “Thanks for showing ALL kinds of beautiful women!” and another saying they “adore this!”

Another commenter wrote, “Thank you @selfmagazine for showing the world a range of health bodies – and encouraging people to look at the many important factors that make up a well human.”

Others had a different reaction, however, with one user writing that “this is terribly unhealthy.”

Another commenter said: “She’s so not healthy! I think horrible to promote it. She maybe smart, and an activist but for fat and overweight shouldn’t be glorified ! Bad move.”

Holliday shared the cover – on which she dons a pink outfit that leaves her back and tattooed arm exposed — on her social media account as well, saying that she was “over the moon.”

“This is totally surreal to see a fat body on the cover of a health magazine,” she posted.

The publication shared other pictures of Holliday from the photoshoot as well, in which she sports different outfits.