The images advertising women’s beauty and care tell a cleverly designed story intertwining social norms of desire, intimacy, and gender. This how-to piece offers prompts and archival resources to examine these images diachronically and for pedagogical purposes. Discussing this type of images provides a space of interrogation in which students can put under scrutiny which bodies are idealized and which bodies are invisibilized in diverse historical and cultural contexts.
Languages, Visual Arts, Communication
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division, Adult Education