Photo by: Atty. Ralph Sarmiento. Dean, College of Law in University of St. La Salle
BEFORE YOU JUDGE HER, UNDERSTAND FIRST.
In some cultures, shaving of armpit hair is thought of as a sign of loose virtue or prostitution. It is said that during the gold rush days in California, prostitutes shaved their underarms to prove that they have no body lice, which were rampant in the old West. In some cities like Macau where this photo was taken, women show off their hairy armpits to ward off men who are looking for prostitutes.
This may sound funny but it’s true.