A lady has revealed she will not shave off her mustache and unibrow on the grounds that they help her ‘weed out’ potential love interests, she do not care about the brutal comments/stare that people usually make on her appearance.
Tutor Eldina Jaganjac, 31, from Copenhagen, Denmark, said while a few men – especially young people – gaze at her brows like they’re a ‘third head’, she stands out enough to be noticed than she got when she removed the hair.
She said she feels no less feminine, and her choice to stand apart from the crowd has ingrained her with greater self-confidence.
Eldina told how she experienced childhood in a little city where everybody was required to fit in. As she got older, she said she became baffled by the reality ladies are relied upon to invest more energy and cash on maintaining their looks through hair removal than men are.
Eldina said: 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 further added: ‘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.
In March 2020, Eldina chose to quit culling the hair between her eyebrows and eliminating the hair on her upper lip, acknowledging she possibly felt less feminine when they were fuller because of societal expectations.
Eldina said she doesn’t mind what she resembles or other’s opinions about her anymore – yet concedes men have yelled hostile comments at her in the street.
She further added: 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,’
She continued: ‘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.