In 2013, British beauty brand Escentual surveyed women about their "most hated beauty chores." The results were alarming: Thirty-five percent of the women surveyed hated shaving their legs. Yet over the course of their lifetimes, women spend 1,728 hours — or 72 days — doing the "chore" they hate the most.
Although a large swath of women aren't fond of shaving, a lot of them still acquiesce to a cultural need for women to be hairless.
Fitness blogger Morgan Mikenas isn't one of them.
In an effort to disrupt the sexist assumption that women must be hairlesss, Mikenas stopped shaving. For the past year, Mikenas has stopped removing her armpit and leg hair.
"I guess my number one reason that I stopped is that [shaving] took so much time," she said in a March YouTube video. "It took up so much of my time to get in the shower and have to shave everything and then wash my hair and then wash my body. One day I was like, 'why am I doing this anymore?'"
Mikenas then decided to let her body hair flourish.