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The Internet Is Confused By Wonder Woman’s Strangely Hairless Armpits

If you haven’t seen the new Wonder Woman trailer that was released this past weekend, then you might want to prepare yourself for a major Photoshop fail—or better yet, a major life fail in general. 2017 is well underway and has seen so much fight for women and feminism, but unfortunately, it seems as though hair on a woman’s underarms is still a big no-no in the movie business. “Now what does this have to do with Wonder Woman?” you might ask. Just take a look at a screenshot from the 1:47 mark of the trailer. What did y’all do to Wonder Woman’s armpits?!

Although Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most likely female characters to have armpit hair (she grew up on an island of women, for crying out loud), someone in charge obviously decided that wasn’t the case. It’s painfully clear that Gal Gadot’s armpits were digitally tampered with, evident by their awkward smoothness and discoloration. Whether a woman has armpit hair/stubble or not is her choice—both options are perfectly fine and dandy. But what isn’t cool is the fact that the minds behind Wonder Woman felt the need to erase the hairs all together and pretend that badass women like Wonder Woman walk around with flawless armpits. 

Rather than focusing on such a trivial thing, let’s instead celebrate the fact that Wonder Woman is a total badass and a powerful representation of women, armpit hair or not. 

Amanda graduated from Carthage College with a Bachelor's degree in both Communications and Public Relations. She also proudly served as the Editor in Chief of her college's Her Campus chapter, and as a Her Campus Editorial Intern. She is from Chicago, Illinois, which she can confirm is indeed a windy city. Today she can still be found furiously tapping away at her laptop keys and producing content for the internet. In her spare time she enjoys reading books (before watching their Netflix or movie adaptions), running for fun (yes, it can be fun) and spending time with her friends and family.
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