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Why are we still splitting hairs over whether women shave or not? Blame history... and men

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Marilyn Monroe - one of history's symbols of femininity - in a bikini in the '50s. This is a time when pubic hair became unwanted. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Marilyn Monroe - one of history's symbols of femininity - in a bikini in the '50s. This is a time when pubic hair became unwanted. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

Remember in 1999 when Julia Roberts waved to a crowd at a Notting Hill premier, revealing some underarm shrubbery?

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