When I was 12, I remember asking my grandmother why women had pubic hair, and she responded that it was there to protect the area….provide a cushion so to speak. So maybe nipple hairs are sprouted for the same reason…to protect themselves from a beard …..or *gasp* teeth! But seriously, I remember being so proud to finally have hair anywhere, couldn’t wait to shave my legs and armpits, but it’s so different with today’s young women, with all the waxing, etc. My niece is totally bare, and I told her she looked like that when she was 3. She says it’s a hygiene thing. Whatever.
I agree with Katie. Claire’s lack of hair does not bother me. I did notice the lack of it during the wedding episode, but I don’t think it took away from the story. I was really too wrapped up in watching everything else!
I too hope the show will include the humorous exchanges. It’s one of the main reasons I love the books.