A 31-year-old tutor named Eldina Jaganjac has refused to shave off her facial hair as she believes that her Unibrow and mustache increase her confidence.
According to the woman from Copenhagen, Denmark, her facial hair helps her feel more feminine that’s why she is not ready to remove it.
The tutor insisted that now she is getting more positive responses from people than before when she used to shave off the hair.
As per the Daily Mail reports, “Eldina told how she grew up in a small city where everyone was expected to fit in. As she got older, she said she grew frustrated by the fact women are expected to spend more time and money on maintaining their looks through hair removal than men are.”
She further revealed that not only men but also teenagers looks at her eyebrows as they were her ‘third head’.
“Before I let my unibrow grow out, I did feel like there were extremely limited options to how women were supposed to look.”
“Compared to men, we are expected to spend much more time and money on our looks just to be deemed visually acceptable in society, especially when you are in public spaces.”
She finally stopped removing her hair after March, 2020, because of getting frustrated with social pressure and the people who expects women to look in an specific way.
“If a man doesn’t shave and doesn’t pluck his eyebrows, no one notices or comments, and it’s nothing out of the ordinary.”
“Just like many other women, I have learned to police myself. For instance, I used to not feel comfortable going outside unless my eyebrows were the accepted small size, and I wouldn’t go to the gym unless my legs were clean shaven.”
Eldina told that despite of getting negative comments about her facial hair from many men who stares her eyebrows like they are her third head, she did not stop her from being herself.
“Now, I’ve chosen to focus on the tasks and goals that I need to have done and less on how I appear while doing them and whether people like me or not, because I probably won’t ever see them again, and if I do, I still don’t care.”
“I don’t care what people think. I don’t want it to become this big thing – no pun intended – but it’s a personal choice for everyone to make themselves, and I wish that people wouldn’t care no matter how a woman chooses to look.”
“I used to feel less feminine because of my rather voluminous eyebrows. Growing up, I noticed that I was considered a brute when my body hair first started to grow as a teenager,” she added.
“I noticed most girls around me panicking around the age of 13 and 14 and starting to shave and pluck anything pluckable because they wanted to be accepted as female and tried to fit into their new role as a young woman.”
Eldina said that it is her belief that every woman should do whatever she wants to do and that makes her feel happy without worrying about society’s expectations from her, mainly when it’s a matter of her personal decisions like how she should dress up and if she should shave off the hair on the face or keep it.
“I eased slowly into it, so it wasn’t like I made an announcement. Some of my friends said it was cool after I grew out my brows, some didn’t notice, and most didn’t care.”
“I’ve had people come up to me on the street telling me it was cool, and a few yelling at me. That was uncomfortable at first, but if some people have nothing to do other than yell at strangers, then so be it. I don’t want to waste my energy on someone who clearly has too much time on their hands.”
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