Rapunzel’s Daughters (Weitz)

This book gave alot of insight into why we as women obsess over our hair and others the way we do. The tremendous amount of research continuously claimed that our hair was our easiest feature to change, but only briefly mentioned the emotional torment of those of us who can’t manage our hair. It only mentioned this in the section regarding baldness by choice…leaving me thinking – gee is that our only option? No mention of the CG movement, althought it being published in 2004 during the research phase it was not as well-known. Overall it was a very interesting look into the way hair plays a role in our culture. I rather enjoyed her call to action in the last chapter encouraging readers to raise their daughters to view hair as less important as it has been viewed in our culture previously, making way for people to see each other and not just their hair.

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