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ASU Gives Female Students Extra
Credit for Not Shaving Armpits

National Review Online, by Molly Wharton

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 7/7/2014 3:21:14 PM

At Arizona State University, female students can earn extra credit by agreeing to not shave their armpits and legs for ten weeks. Breanne Fahs, a professor of women and gender studies, has made the special offer to her students as a way to encourage them to challenge social norms. “There’s no better way to learn about societal norms than to violate them and see how people react,” she told ASU News. “There’s really no reason why the choice to shave, or not, should be a big deal. But it is, as the students tend to find out quickly.” Female students looking to earn

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Gack! That´s disgusting! Those insane radicals are destroying not only our country, but our schools too! How in the world did they get so deranged so quickly? They have become a parody of themselves.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/7/2014 3:23:07 PM     (No. 9914072)

The ladies will save on birth control.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 7/7/2014 3:23:12 PM     (No. 9914073)

The new "Girls Gone Wild."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Drive, 7/7/2014 3:24:40 PM     (No. 9914077)

Hippies now in charge

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hershey, 7/7/2014 3:25:50 PM     (No. 9914079)

If that professor (and I use the term loosely) wants to see hairy armpits she should go to France..


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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/7/2014 3:30:08 PM     (No. 9914085)

#4 - not so far as France. Try Rockaway Beach in Queens, NY.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 7/7/2014 3:42:35 PM     (No. 9914101)

P. U. !!!!

From photos I´ve seen, try the White House for the pit look.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/7/2014 3:47:39 PM     (No. 9914102)

Please tell me they are not going to extend this craze to sanitary wear!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 7/7/2014 3:51:04 PM     (No. 9914105)

Armpit hair is simply not attractive on women. Hair sticking out of a man´s nose and ears is not attractive either. Women (most normal women) know this and shave their underarms.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 7/7/2014 3:51:22 PM     (No. 9914106)

Being sexist like that is also going against societal norms besides being illegal.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/7/2014 3:53:19 PM     (No. 9914109)

Have the Amish given ASU a large grant?


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Reply 11 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/7/2014 3:53:30 PM     (No. 9914110)

So this is what tuition money buy these days. You are better off going to a community college or a trade school. We need more of them than we need lawyers or phony "majors" studies.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: horacer, 7/7/2014 3:55:42 PM     (No. 9914112)

Alright my Alma Mater leading the way in important stuff. Educashun good, pit smelly. At least they´re not making porn movies. Something else we used to be famous for.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tennman, 7/7/2014 4:06:30 PM     (No. 9914130)

How about joining an anti-abortion or pro-Israel group if you really want to challenge social norms?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/7/2014 4:14:43 PM     (No. 9914139)

I suggest they don´t wear panty hose because the matted leg hair looks like two scrunched, flattened Afro´s walking upside down.

Also, girls with neglected hairy armpits remind me of two underarm skunk tails. I´m sure our newly arrived women from Latin America haven´t shaved their underarms since puberty and they keep it braided.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: vanimal, 7/7/2014 4:24:48 PM     (No. 9914152)

If you want to start to challenge social norms:

Do the Following:

Love your country
Challenge a liberal
Use your brain before you vote
Challenge the liberal press
Fight against political correctness
Ask your president to obey the law
Insist on political diversity at colleges and universities. More Conservatives less liberals




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Reply 16 - Posted by: trackman999, 7/7/2014 4:24:49 PM     (No. 9914153)

And what does a degree in "gender studies " get you? Why is that even a course of study?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 7/7/2014 4:36:14 PM     (No. 9914159)

I think, but am not sure, that NOT passing gas in public is a social norm.

What does Breanne Fahs, a professor of women and gender studies(whatever that means), think of relaxing that social norm?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: farmwife, 7/7/2014 4:45:03 PM     (No. 9914170)

FTA:,There’s really no reason why the choice to shave, or not, should be a big deal. But it is, as the students tend to find out quickly.´

That might be because the whole thing is so incredibly stupid!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 7/7/2014 4:46:34 PM     (No. 9914173)

I´ll go you one more #15: profess your pro-life beliefs on campus.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: columba, 7/7/2014 4:55:45 PM     (No. 9914181)

Only a "professor of gender studies" would think of this. Normal people don´t.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: zoidberg, 7/7/2014 4:55:55 PM     (No. 9914182)

Next they´ll be putting it in cornrows.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Ida lil, 7/7/2014 5:16:23 PM     (No. 9914193)

Hmmm if they add head covering and veils to the mix then then their men will have to to identify them by their odor.
With summer temps above 100 that may be hard to do.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: sw penn, 7/7/2014 5:16:56 PM     (No. 9914195)

“There’s no better way to learn about societal norms than to violate them and see how people react,”

Violating social norms
is de rigor
at most Universities, no?

So violating this social norm
is simply conforming
to the University non-conforming norm, no?

How very avant garde.

Surplus people wasting time.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: seamusm, 7/7/2014 5:31:43 PM     (No. 9914211)

And an automatic ´A´ for filing a claim of rape or having an publicly-announced abortion.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Daylily, 7/7/2014 5:35:12 PM     (No. 9914218)

And they get extra credit for this "life changing experience" - yikes!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/7/2014 5:55:13 PM     (No. 9914239)

I was in a restaurant in Germany years ago, seated next to a young couple engaged in conversation, when I noticed the female in a sleeveless dress had more pit-hair than I. And her legs were like that of an ape. De-evolution on display.



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Reply 27 - Posted by: coldoc, 7/7/2014 6:20:53 PM     (No. 9914267)

I guess we´ll have to modify the old joke about telling the bride at an ASU wedding. The one with the braided armpits.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/7/2014 6:25:40 PM     (No. 9914271)

How special, the free A´s aren´t good enough, now they have Hairy A´s?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 7/7/2014 6:39:51 PM     (No. 9914291)

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your (armpit) hair, so that I may climb the golden stair."

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Reply 30 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 7/7/2014 7:31:01 PM     (No. 9914354)

Is this for real??? This is the very reason why our college grads are unable to find employment.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: WIBadger, 7/7/2014 8:00:44 PM     (No. 9914396)

´Gender studies´ is one of those terms like ´Social Justice´. It tells me everything I need to know.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: seminolesecure, 7/7/2014 8:02:09 PM     (No. 9914399)

Is this 1920´s America all over again?

Mister

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Reply 33 - Posted by: horacer, 7/7/2014 8:14:09 PM     (No. 9914408)

#27 you wouldn´t happen to be a graduate of the Junior College in Tucson would you?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/7/2014 8:15:07 PM     (No. 9914410)

One thing for sure, I wouldn´t want to see them sporting a thong on the beach.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 7/7/2014 8:32:42 PM     (No. 9914425)

Yeah...and she has her own website too.

http://www.breannefahs.com/

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Reply 36 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/7/2014 10:42:40 PM     (No. 9914549)

Is deodorant allowed ?

More educated idiots ?

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Over the past two years, the Obama administration has published hundreds and hundreds of rules — on how wheelchairs should be stowed aboard U.S. aircraft, how foreign trade zones should be regulated, how voting assistance should be provided for U.S. citizens overseas, and so on.There’s a problem, however: Technically speaking, these and some 1,800 other regulations shouldn’t be in effect because they weren’t reported to Congress as required. Yet there is little that lawmakers or the courts can do about it. The situation illustrates the obscure, Byzantine process used to create federal regulations — and how easily it can go awry. “It’s


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