Why you need to know: Despite pressure from local residents, National Taiwan University respected the decision by a group of students not to remove an ‘erotic’ photo at a recent exhibition.
The News Lens
By: Olivia Yang
Following complaints by nearby residents, the organizers of a photo exhibition raising awareness of
female body hair issues were asked last month to remove a photo showing pubic hair. Despite the pressure, school authorities did not force them to do so.
Twelve students from National Taiwan University (NTU) enrolled in a feminism course were asked a while ago to identify and try to change a current gender issue. After conducting a survey, the students found that “female body hair” was a problem for most people and decided to delve into the phenomenon through a photo exhibition. The team also launched a Facebook fan page, “Imagination of Hairless Women” (對女性的無毛想像), and issued a call for photos of women showing their body hair.
In an interview with The News Lens International, the Imagination of Hairless Women explained its approach. [FULL STORY]