From Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Readers:
"Bordo assumes, always, that the representations of men's bodies are generally read (or viewed) in the context of the similar use of womne's bodies--in art, in advertising, in visual popular culture (including film and television).
For this assignment, choose two sources--one ad directed you feel, primarily to men and another ad directed primarily to women. Write an essay in which you use Bordo's essay, and its claims, to think through your examples.
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The original David of Michelangelo; the statue stands 5.17 meters tall.
Attribution: David Gaya at Wikimedia Commons.
Some possibilities include:
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on Feminist Perspectives on the Body.