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To not want Office to tell me I need to shave my legs?
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AliceInWonderland3 · 05/06/2016 21:41

I got an email this week from Office trying to sell me summer shoes, the email also told me not to forget to shave my legs.

AIBU to not want a business who wants female customers telling them they need to shave their legs? I shave my legs because I know people I encounter day-to-day will be horrified by body hair on a woman, but I don't need a business trying to make me feel bad if I choose to go outside without doing so. Or trying to make me feel disgusted by something natural Angry

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MadameDePomPom · 05/06/2016 21:43

Unsubscribe from their emails?

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Newes · 05/06/2016 21:44

Don't buy from Office.

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PreciousVagine · 05/06/2016 21:44

Yabu. Their emails will be aimed at their target market or whatever you call it.

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MothertotheLordsofmisrule · 05/06/2016 21:45

You're overthinking this.

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Ffitz · 05/06/2016 21:45

I think it was probably a bit of a joke about the warm weather we're having rather than a dictatorial announcement. I wouldn't worry about it. I've got very stubbly legs at the moment.

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Kitsa · 05/06/2016 21:45

YANBU. Body fascists.

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Backingvocals · 05/06/2016 21:46

That's crap. If there's one thing you should be able to buy without being body shamed it's shoes.

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wheresthel1ght · 05/06/2016 21:48

I never remember to shave mine so would appreciate the reminder!

But seriously there are better things to get annoyed about than an email from Office surely?

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Olddear · 05/06/2016 21:48

If you don't want to shave, don't. They can't take you out and shoot you for it.

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GlacindaTheTroll · 05/06/2016 21:49

"If there's one thing you should be able to buy without being body shamed it's shoes."

Unless you're a hobbit?

It is a bit crap, isn't it? Because I bet that sentence didn't really add anything.

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Queenbean · 05/06/2016 21:49

Office is full of overpriced crap these days, YANBU

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Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost · 05/06/2016 21:54

Sweet Jesus on a rollercoaster. It's nothing personal
. They probably sent out thousands of the same emails. Chill.

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AnchorDownDeepBreath · 05/06/2016 21:55

You shave your legs so that you don't horrify other people?

I shave my legs because I prefer them like that. They feel odd to touch otherwise! I wouldn't do it because other people wouldn't like it if I didn't, they aren't their legs. The same as I wouldn't let other people to choose what I wore or how my hair looked.

I think it was likely friendly conversation, a bantery comment that will appeal to most of their audience. It's hit a nerve with you because it's reminding you to do something that you don't want to do and only do for other people.

I'd work on that, personally. It sounds like an unhappy way to live.

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SucculentSoul · 05/06/2016 21:56

I thought you meant someone in your office told you to shave your legs. That would have been wrong.

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Kitsa · 05/06/2016 21:56

Ilive she's not taking it personally. It's just a repellent message to send out.

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AliceInWonderland3 · 05/06/2016 21:57

Yep I'm never going to shop there again! But I thought others should know what shit they email women so they can decide if they want to spend their money there.

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MadameDePomPom · 05/06/2016 21:58

They probably sent out thousands of the same emails.

Grin

Well yes I don't imagine it was targeted to the OP specifically! Grin

That could indeed be worth getting annoyed about! 'Claire Jones the skin on your heels looks really cruddy', 'Jane Smith you might want to do something about that cellulite', 'Rachel Taylor your bum looks really massive in those shorts'.

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turtlesallthewaydown · 05/06/2016 21:59

That's crap.

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noblegiraffe · 05/06/2016 22:01

I thought you were talking about Microsoft Office and got very confused.

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PaulAnkaTheDog · 05/06/2016 22:01

Oh, for the love of God!

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TwatbadgingCuntfuckery · 05/06/2016 22:02

Send a screen grab of the message to @everydaysexism and @vagendamagazine

I had a similar email from groupon offering me hair removal products and advice on how to be 'sex ready'

I wonder if Office would send out an email telling chaps to go for a sack, back and crack wax because summer is almost here. Same thing but its never done.

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BertrandRussell · 05/06/2016 22:03

Ah- another batch of under thinkers!

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Peyia · 05/06/2016 22:03

SucculentSoul I did too, imagine the awkwardness.

YANBU It's odd marketing. Buy our shoes, shave your legs? Could understand if you were subscribed to Gillette.

My legs are like high pile carpet at the moment. Long hair don't care - and the fact I'm 8 months pregnant and can't do it anyway!

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SnowBallsAreHere · 05/06/2016 22:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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EBearhug · 05/06/2016 22:06

Please tell them why you won't be shopping with them again.

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