So I'm home from college for the summer and during the school year I decided to stop shaving my armpits. I don't really wear sleeveless items so it isn't that big of a deal plus my school is in a pretty liberal and accepting area.

However, once my mom found out she started telling me how disgusting and embarrassing I am whenever the subject comes up, and she hasn't even seen my pits. It really hurts - I thought she of all people would accept me and my choices but this just shows that it's extremely conditional upon me living to her very strict standards.

I'm not really sure what to do. I really just want to grow out all hair and live in sleeveless shirts and shorts just to piss her off. I have tried to get it through her thick head that her views suck and all she has to say is "we don't live in caveman times and women now just shave. that's just how it is. you can do what you want but you have to accept that it's gross"

I realize this is very #white college age middle class liberal teen girl problems (or that's how it feels to me) but do you guys have any suggestions?