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In looking at the current episode of Questionable Content, #2627, I realized that Delilah, the young woman Marten seems to be getting involved with, is drawn with clearly visible armpit hair, not just once but repeatedly. In fact, this runs all through her appearances since she was introduced last week. I've never had much sympathy for the American obsession with removing women's body hair, so I'm glad to see an artist violating that particular taboo, and with a (so far) sympathetic and pleasant character.

Then I happened to notice a link at the side of the page to another Webcomic that I hadn't heard of, The Young Protectors, which seems to be looking at superheroes and supervillains through a yaoi lens. So I took a glance at it, and was pleasantly surprised to see that it had really sharp character-driven comedic dialogue. Not to mention that it's better drawn than the average print comic, though that's kind of a low bar. I think it deserved the short comment that caught my eye: "Oh. My./Takei"

(Does that man read the entire Internet? Now that's an impressive superpower.)


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Jan. 28th, 2014 08:42 am (UTC)
Does that man read the entire Internet?

If you count fans inspired to act as proxies and forwarding selectively enough to be gainful, pretty close. Which is even more impressive, IMO.
Jan. 28th, 2014 08:44 am (UTC)
I've never had much sympathy for the American obsession with removing women's body hair

Have checked the map of Tasmania lately?
Jan. 28th, 2014 03:05 pm (UTC)
Jan. 28th, 2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
Amanda Palmer uses it as a metaphor for another triangular patch of territory:

NSFW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcoreV10hI8

Jan. 28th, 2014 06:34 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I don't watch videos. But stipulating the reference to the vulva, or the pubes, I'm still not getting what question you're asking. Does it have something to do with shaving and waxing? I've heard that it's a thing, but I don't get the appeal.
Jan. 29th, 2014 03:12 am (UTC)
It's an anti-depilatory anthem. I don't believe any actual, rooted pubes are shown, but there are a variety of fanciful merkers used to make some statements..

I believe there was also a more mainstream show, THE MINDY PROJECT, where body shaving was dissed as well.

also,it's not just women's body hair that has to go in America, harry-chested and -armed leading men have become a minority.
Jan. 29th, 2014 03:30 am (UTC)
So why are you asking me if I've checked the map of Tasmania again? What does "check the map" mean in this context?
Jan. 29th, 2014 04:00 am (UTC)
"Map of Tasmania" is the name of the song in the video. It would have been hard to surprise you if I asked overtly, but if you had seen it, you would presumably get the reference and comment to that effect.
Jan. 29th, 2014 04:03 am (UTC)
Oh, OK.
Jan. 28th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
She showed hairy legs, too.
Jan. 28th, 2014 11:22 pm (UTC)
Delilah? My goodness, you're right, in #2617 and #2621. I was too focused on the dialogue. . . .
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