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Razor Wars Get Hairy: Gillette Sues Dollar Shave Club

Gillette accuses online service of patent infringement

(Newser) - For nearly 120 years , Gillette has comfortably assumed dominance in the US shaving market. But now it's taking on an online upstart in the courts: The company filed a suit Thursday against Dollar Shave Club, trying to stop the subscription service from selling razors Gillette says infringe on a... More »

Gillette's New Razor Is for Suckers

'New York' columnist: No, we don't need a swivel hinge

(Newser) - Companies that sell simple razors on the cheap are gaining traction in the industry, but Procter & Gamble apparently thinks there's still plenty of money to be made with whiz-bang products. Witness the soon-to-launch ProGlide FlexBall, which will feature a "swiveling-ball hinge," reports the Wall Street Journal... More »

We Need to Stop Shaving, Ahem, Down There

Pubic hair is natural and shaving can be unhealthy: Emily Gibson

(Newser) - It's time to draw a Maginot Line around bikini lines and end the war on pubic hair , writes Emily Gibson in the Guardian . Whether driven by fashion, smooth-skinned celebrities, or an errant view of hygiene, it's a trend that leaves people susceptible to infections and suffering from chaffed... More »

Can Dollar Shave Club Cut Gillette?

Probably not, but investors are taking notice: WSJ

(Newser) - By now you have probably seen, laughed at, and forwarded Dollar Shave Club's debut viral video (and if you haven't, you should ). But how serious is the company as a business? The Wall Street Journal takes a look today, and concludes that the company is "surely... More »

Cop Sues After Being Forced to Shave for Obama

He has a skin condition, doctor's note

(Newser) - A recently retired Baltimore cop has sued the city and its police department for forcing him to shave ahead of a visit from then-President-elect Obama. The entire department was ordered to be “clean-shaven” for Obama’s arrival, but the officer, Anthony Brown, has a skin condition called pseudofolliculitis barbae,... More »

What's the Deal With Unshaven Women?

Role models like Mo'Nique remind girls they have a choice

(Newser) - Mo’Nique’s hairy legs during this year's awards season put personal grooming in the spotlight: Are women who skip shaving taking a stand or just grossing other people out? Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls tells the New York Times , “People assume you’re making a statement, but... More »

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