A single student, who stopped shaving her legs four months ago, has been trolled online after revealing her hairy pins.
Ana Calatayud Perez-Manglano, 24, from Valencia, stopped shaving her legs because she no longer ‘wanted to’, and not to make any political or feminist statement.
But when the fine arts student posted a video of her legs covered in thick, dark hair to social media, she was stunned to receive a flood of sexist comments when it went viral.
Ana claims dozens of trolls have sent messages, such as, ‘you haven’t had sex in a long time’, and: ‘I would break up with my girlfriend if she looked like this’.
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Ana Calatayud Perez-Manglano, 24, (pictured) from Valencia, Spain, recently went viral after posting a video of her hairy legs
The fine arts student hasn’t shaved her legs since last November, but says her decision isn’t related to any issues surrounding feminism
Speaking about society’s beauty expectations, Ana explained her decision not to shave wasn’t related to making any political point.
She said: ‘I was just lazy and didn’t want to shave. I don’t have any complex, I don’t really care what people say.
‘I am not ashamed of having hairy legs – women are like this, hairy. We choose to shave, or not if we don’t want to.
‘It has nothing to do with feminism or trying to make a point – I just didn’t want to.’
Ana (pictured), who stopped shaving her legs because she felt lazy, believes women should be able to choose if they want to shave their legs or not
The singleton received over 9,000 shares, along with a stream of negative comments, after posting a video showing her hairy legs
‘I am tired of having to shave because I’m obliged to by society, and I won’t do so until I feel like it.
‘Since stopping in November I haven’t shaved to this day, and I don’t know when I will.
‘I am single right now, but I have never had a problem with my ex-boyfriends. No man has ever made me shave my legs because they thought I was dirty or gross.’
Ana, who has received over 9,000 shares on the video showing how the hair on her legs has grown, revealed most people have left negative comments.
One commenter described the clip as ‘horrible and disgusting’, while another wrote: ‘If you don’t want to have sex, just say it’.
Ana (pictured) says she’s tired of having to shave because of society’s obligations, and hasn’t decided when she will next remove her body hair
Following comments from men who would break up with their girlfriend for being hairy, Ana revealed she’s never had any demands from former partners to shave her legs
Ana continued: ‘The worst comment I’ve received was from someone who told me I suffered from depression and I had low self-esteem because I stopped shaving.
‘I can’t believe I was diagnosed by a random person on the internet – it’s unbelievable.
‘I told him I suppose it would be the same for him and his beard.’
The 24-year-old added that a number of women have sent her messages of encouragement, and praised her for making hairy legs seem normal.
She added: ‘I have to say there were a lot of people who messaged me to say “thank you”, or just to support me, and that’s what I am going to keep from all this.’
Ana says she received a comment online from someone who assumed she has depression because she has stopped shaving
The 24-year-old says a number of women have praised her for normalising hairy legs, and shown support for her decision not to conform to expectations