Well, the post triggered a strong reaction. Within the hour, users had stopped being polite and started getting real... nasty. "I woke up to a bunch of comments that progressively got more ridiculous," Christine tells us. "It started with people telling me I'm gross. Saying men won't like me. I went to brunch and came back two hours later to 100 new comments that were completely toxic. This was definitely the most negative reaction I've had on any comic."
After multiple slurs — including "hairy slag" and "nasty ass" and countless others that don't deserve repeating — flooded her feed, she decided to disable the comments section. "Body Hair is such an small thing and my comic was so lighthearted, but so many people made it about how body hair affects a woman's attractiveness to men," Christine says.
"It's as if some people don't think women can live a life not concerning herself with how physically attractive she is to random men." But she brought up an interesting point: "Human women are mammals. Mammals have hair. Sometimes we take it off, but sometimes we leave it on, and it's not a big deal. At all."
Photographed by Eylul Aslan.