The Pre-Botox Era


“Woman wearing a magnetic collar to dissipate wrinkles and slow aging process of cells.” Bel Air, CA, US, 1961.

Yikes. (Maybe we don’t need the Panopticon analogy to make that women-as-prisoners-of-the-fashion-beauty-complex* idea work.)

From Boing Boing. (Thanks, Mr Jender!)

*Sandra Bartky, “Foucault, Femininity and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power”, Femininity and Domination.

2 thoughts on “The Pre-Botox Era

  1. Standing at my local coffee bean store, I heard a women, whom I know is a doctor, say to the person on the other side of the counter: Well, it isn’t worth the risk since botox can affect your brain.

    Just sayin’. Comparatively speaking, the collar looks safe.

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