I've gone on and off with shaving my legs and armpits for years. Honestly, I don't really like doing it. I think it's a waste of time and money just so women can adhere to stupid societal norms. It's probably the feminist in me, but I hate that women are expected to be hairless to be beautiful. We're freaking animals, people. We have body hair covering most of our bodies. For me, that hair is very dark and course. I have olive skin, but my dark hair is very noticeable.

I don't mind the look of my body hair. It's my body, and I think I'm beautiful no matter how much hair covers my body. BUT, I'm still embarrassed when other people stare, snicker, and whisper behind my back should I be wearing shorts in public. My armpit hair is surprisingly fine and not as dark, so it's not as noticeable. My legs on the other hand... When they're grown out a few months, they can easily rival an adult male. So, my question is how do I get over this insecurity of my leg hair? I know I shouldn't care what other people think about me, and most of the time I don't. This I'm still getting over, though. Any suggestions?