If it's supposed to be a support thread, why are you using it to decide the motives of women you don't even know, and decide that we don't even know why we do what we do, "even if we think so"? Arrogant and insulting. My only problem with women who don't shave is that too many of them make nasty, superior-minded assumptions about why other women (including me) do. If you want support, get support - but insulting other women, and then basically saying, "you can flame me if you want, but this is supposed to be a thread for support" is just taking cheap shots. I'm not flaming anybody - but you are.
so the op clearly has string feelings around shaving, and she has some assumptions about others who shave...but i don't necessarily think that she is being judgemental. or i guess, i could just come from my own point of view - i really do think that most of the people i know who shave do it largely due to societal pressure. not that someone has specifically pressured them, but it is culturally weird, dirty, "hippie" etc not to shave. most people don't want to be seen as a weird, dirty hippie! anyway, i think that although my friends agree with my thoughts around shaving, they still do it because to not do it would be uncomfortable...thinking about what others think of them. i mean, they have basically said as much. so, i think that is perpetuating these unfortunate beauty stereotypes. but do i care? do i want to judge them for it? nope. everyone gets to decide what they do with their own bodies. but i do think that shaving for the most part is unfortunate.