Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bald Miss Virginia

Miss Virginia Tara Wheeler said that she would shave her head if she could raise $500,000 for pediatric cancer research.

This only underscores how bald women are othered, tokenized, or seen as taboo. After all, what could be a more shocking ending than a "beautiful" woman gone bald to drive up donations?

I suppose bald is a either a beauty breakdown, or a vehicle of shock value.

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