The media would have you believe that social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat are destroying teenage girls' self-worth, ramming unrealistic beauty ideals, airbrushing apps and Kylie Jenner down their throats constantly, consciously, subconsciously, telepathically. That’s only half the story. The other half is that today’s teens have also grown up in a world where women are more powerful and vocal than ever, where protest, activism, feminism and woke-ness are as visible and trendy on social media as celebrity endorsements and bum implants. So if you expect teenage girls to have damaged views on something like body hair – given they are surrounded by teenage boys, who the media would have us believe are obsessed with porn and have no clue what a ‘real woman’ looks like – you should be pleasantly surprised by the following chat. Led by group administrator Ghadir Mustafa (in green), here's what four young women aged 18, 18, 19 and 19 living in London think of body hair. It's calm.
Read more from our #HotFuzz series on body hair here.