*This post MAY be a little squeamish. Maybe not. Periods are talked about*
Today's post was sparked when I sent Jessica this text message:
(Yes, I texted her at 6:54 in the morning about this)
I got thinking on this. This something that I have never seen mentioned in a book (Other then Breaking Dawn) Seriously, us girls aren't some magically hairless unicorns. We don't magically have smooth legs or under arms. (Though that would be awesome!) So, I guess the point I am making is what other things like this are never mentioned in YA books? (I've read over 400 books and they've been mentioned only a handful of times) As a teenage girl my concerns are when can I get my eyebrows/mustache waxed, why is my bra so uncomfortable, when am I going to stop reading and shave my legs and I am sure that won't change when I am an adult.
I know when you are busy trying to win the Hunger Games, save the world, run from the bad guys those are the last things from their minds. But what about periods? That is biological and just because you are saving the world it doesn't mean it's going to not happen. And girls know that mother nature has the best timing *insert sarcasm* Just like in real life, don't they suffer from PMS, terrible cramps and the terrifying feeling that they are dying? Do they just stick a tampon in their boot like a dagger or their bra and hope for the best? SERIOUSLY. How do they deal? Most girls are terrified to even move when they have their periods. It is never talked about, and its a regular bodily function just like breathing.
Back to the shaving thing, we follow a character for lets say 6 weeks. She is on the run from the bad guys in a post apocalyptic world with an incredibly hot guy. They stay in abandoned houses, factories, maybe in the woods. Then one day they decide, that's it they are going to have some sexy time. YAY! But wait, when they are tangled together are the girl's legs smooth? Prickly? Gorilla-ish? WE NEVER REALLY KNOW! In my head I always pictured this girl with smooth legs and waxed eyebrows but in the end of the world who would have time for that?
I am sure I am not the only one who wondered this. (*Crosses fingers that this post doesn't make me seem stupid*) Because when I made a twitter poll this is the discussion post you said I should post this one first!