Gender and the Body.
Explain how beauty is a social construct. -Discuss the ways in which power relations are reflected and reinforced in beauty norms (for example, how a focus on beauty for women serves to maintain women’s subordinate status). -Provide an example from your own experiences or observations of the ways that beauty norms affect men and women differently. – use 2 of the 3 readings listed to provide some insight from readings into the writing. Naomi Wolf, “The Beauty Myth” Abra Fortune Chernik, “The Body Politic” Anastasia Higginbotham, “Teen Mags: How to Get a Guy, Drop Ten Pounds, and Lose Your Self-Esteem”