Coursework Writing-Women hardship
In longer versions of The Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf references “The Iron Maiden”, which was a medieval torture device designed to trap people inside a (usually female). Why does she refer to it as a metaphor? How does it relate to her larger point about beauty in our culture? Do you think this metaphor is still useful today?
How are our ideas influenced by race and class privilege? Focusing on one text as evidence, explain the relationship between racism and/or classism and the particular beauty standard (ie hair?) in question. What does the author say about how this works? What do you think? What else might support your answer?