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    <br><br>Thus, as much feminists have described, being a “normal” woman involves quite a lot of work that men normally don’t have to do. Sandra Bartky, in the much cited essay of 1988, considers Michel Foucault’s argument in depilacja twarzy laserem Discipine and Punish that there was an “emergence of unprecedented discipline directed from the body” inside the later eighteenth century. Bartky takes Foucault to task for ignoring gender – ““To use a body felt to become “feminine” – a physique socially constructed with the appropriate practices – is in most cases imperative to a woman’s a feeling of herself as female”. This explains normative self-governimg practices for example the use of cosmetics, dieting and depilation. For both Bartky and Foucault this self-discipline is a by-product of modernity. Bartky argues that “In contemporary patriarchal culture, a panoptical male connoisseur resides inside the consciousness of all women: They stand perpetually before his gaze and under his judgment.”<br><br>

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