You know how unsexy you feel when you haven’t shaved your legs for a week? Surely no one would ever choose to look like a lady gorilla, right? Wrong. The country that gave us the facekini has now come up with another weird and wonderful way for women to dissuade creeps: hairy stockings. That’s right, these bad boys will instantly make you look like the sister of Cousin Itt, who has never touched a razor in her life.
Theses “hairy-leg” tights have been designed for women who want to ward off unwanted male attention. The completely unattractive hosiery first appeared on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, with one user describing them as, "Super sexy, summertime anti-pervert full-leg-of-hair stockings, essential for all young girls going out." Sexy, really?! Imagine walking past a building site wearing them, the silence (sans the sound of 15 wolf whistles) would be golden.
And while this image has gone viral, there is no way to tell if the product actually exists or if this is just the work of some prankster on Photoshop. There's zero information about where ladies can invest in the questionable tights. And even if they are real we’re not sure there will be a huge demand, with one Twitter user pointing out, "This will not only prevent against perverts, it’ll definitely also result in preventing handsome guys from approaching you.”
We also wonder how much they would cost because surely just chucking out your razor would be a cheaper alternative.
Apparently China isn’t the only country to come up with anti-harassment wares. India is developing anti-rape lingerie that can shock attackers over 80 times.
And while the hairy stocking are pretty hilarious, it does make us sad that women worldwide feel the need to “uglify” just to keep creepy men at bay.