Among her many other reasons, she said, 'I wanted to be able to shrug off the shyness that I'd carried with me my whole life, and to stand up tall and unembarrassed, as the kind of butch, kind of femme, kind of camp, kind of straight-laced person that I am,' and, 'even though I never had some grand agenda for my haircut, I quickly realised I was being naive in thinking that shaving my head was a totally apolitical act.
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A crazy hairdresser shaves a girl off her hair. Although sometimes explained as being for hygiene reasons, the image of strict, disciplined conformity may certainly be a factor. The Egyptian priest class ritualistically removed all body hair by plucking. Her look has become an iconic feature of the film. For instance, beginning in the Middle Ages, European women of means shaved, pumiced, or plucked their eyebrows, and often shaved some of their hairline as well, in order to achieve the beauty standard of a wide, high forehead.