Both And Neither

Yellow-tinted polaroid photo of a person's legs, one of which is shaved smooth and the other of which is hairy.

“Both and Neither, Self-Portrait”, by Stephen Pacuk. Originally posted on stephen pacuk.

Posted by on July 24th, 2011 at 10:00 am

Category: faces 4 comments »

4 Responses to “Both And Neither”

  1. m

    I (masculine woman with leg hair that rivals most male people’s) did this once. Friends noticed and told me I was weird. I’m glad someone else has done it.


  2. J.D.

    I am a biological female who lives my life usually somewhere in the middle of the gender spectrum (but usually leaning toward the male side) and I stopped shaving my legs about six months ago. Gotta say, its one less hassle to worry about and makes my shower time a lot more enjoyable. More time to relax! haha

    I might try this sometime though, just to see if anyone picks up on it. Its a good education tool and an even better statement.


  3. Anonymous

    I am biologically female, and I stopped shaving my legs for about two months, and then about two days ago I shaved them and now I really regret it. I did it because my area is in a heat wave right now, so I’ve dragged all of my girl clothes out of the closet (no pun intended), and after seeing lots of people looking at my legs, I just felt like the pressure was too much and I cracked and just shaved.
    But what I learned from my experience is to never ever let society make me feel like I have to change. Which is why this picture is so perfect and beautiful.
    A male friend of mine who cross dresses a lot is going to shave his legs for the first time, and this just made me think of us. Me with my female body and hairy legs, and him with his male body and smooth legs. It’s funny how society has conditioned us.


  4. Anonymous

    Soooo artistic :D


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