This week, movie star Rachel McAdams appeared on Bustle.com for a profile, and to promote her upcoming film Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. The headline image featured the 44-year-old reclining on a red velvet couch, looking fresh, gorgeous and relaxed. And under her arms – so subtle you could almost miss it – peek out the light brown tufts of hair of her unshaved armpits.
It’s not something you see very often on celebrities, or anyone, really. While culturally, the removal of body hair is different everywhere, in the Western world shaving your armpit hair is what the vast majority of women do, right from puberty. Those ‘rules’ however, don’t apply to men.