I thought the Sex and the City craze had died down with the AIM away messages of sorority girls, the worst movie sequel of all time, and an equally poor prequel series, but apparently I have misjudged its cultural effect on the world. According to the British Association of Dermatologists, the SATC episode where Carrie Bradshaw gets a Brazilian wax (for The Russian, if I’m not mistaken) brought forth a whole slew of women seeking to be “bare down there” (pardon my Cosmo-like phrasing here) for years. Which apparently led the world to be rid of pubic lice.
For further explanation, please refer to this amazing statement by the British Association of Dermatologists, which is phrased in a way that the American or even Canadian Associations of Dermatologists–if they exist–could never pull off:
”Pubic hair removal has been practised by humans for thousands of years, by cultures from all over the world, including the Ancient Egyptians. However, until recently, with the rise of truly global mass media, pubic lice have been able to weather changing cultural attitudes to body hair. What we have seen at work is the law of unintended consequences, in popularising hair removal Carrie Bradshaw and co. have contributed to ridding humanity of pest that had plagued humans for millions of years. Sadly there isn’t an Emmy for that.”
Sadly indeed! I always thought it was kind of creepy for grown women to want to resemble Mr. Bigglesworth in their nethers, but now I see it serves a much higher purpose. Take that, ancient Egyptians! What does this mean for the pubic powers of other unrealistic adaptations of single women in New York? I couldn’t help but wonder…