I know a lot of women don’t like Bill Maher, and for good reason.

But I have always had a soft spot for him and his fairly astute observations on sex and relationships, and today I was reminded about why I’ve been able to forgive him some of his more loutish comments.

“Bring back a little pubic hair,” Maher says in this great Salon article about the death of bikini waxing due to recessionary times.

 “Not a lot. I’m not talking about reviving that 1973 look that says I’m liberated … and I’m smuggling a hedgehog. I just want a friendly, fuzzy calling card that tells me I’m not going to get arrested.”