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ASU Offers Courses In Defying Social Norms And Role Playing

Female Arizona State University students can receive extra credit for defying social norms and refusing to shave for 10 weeks during the semester. Women and Gender Studies Professor Breanne Fahs, encourages her female students to cease shaving their underarms and legs during the semester and document their experiences in a journal. Student Stephanie Robinson said it was a “life changing experience. “Many of my friends didn’t want to work out next to me or hear about the assignment, and my mother was distraught at the idea that I would be getting married in a white dress with armpit hair,” Robinson told ASU news. Fahs says the experiment illustrates social issues with gender roles, particularly with the male participants.

 

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