When did women start shaving their armpits and legs, and why?

I see pictures from the 60's and women didnt shave yet. What was going on in the social or historical context of the time, when women began doing this? What was the movemnt or what happened to cause this to become the new standard? (ie, akin to use of the pill during the womens liberation movement) Why... show more I see pictures from the 60's and women didnt shave yet.
What was going on in the social or historical context of the time, when women began doing this? What was the movemnt or what happened to cause this to become the new standard?
(ie, akin to use of the pill during the womens liberation movement)
Why exactly are women looked at as nasty or unattractive if they DONT do this? .... I dont unerstand this! :)
Update 2: I KNOW where Sophia Loren is from!!! And I am European myself, and have been there many times-- shaving is normal there too!!
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