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They have since raised thousands for the charity, but they are also trying to tackle a thorny feminist issue that even Julia Roberts couldn’t solve by flashing her hairy armpits in 1999.“We see such a narrow stereotype of what beauty is in the media and magazines, but everybody should be able to express themselves,” says Gina.
Sophie concedes: “It does tend to be the women who are hippy-ish who have armpit hair and it’s a certain look.
Scientifically, there is nothing negative about women having underarm hair. Graduate Tamara Webster, 23, has also stopped shaving this August and although she hasn’t received negative responses from her friends or boyfriend, she says: “I told my brother I’m raising money for PCOS by not shaving my underarms and he said, ‘Ugh gross’.
I said to him, ‘You have hairy armpits, do you think that’s gross?
Instead, she felt that it was "a real shame" she had been shaving for so long she didn't know what her real armpits looked like.
Her friends agreed and so they decided something had to be done - they would ditch their razors.