You look in the mirror, and what do you see? Oh no! Here a woman attacks her own body for failing to conform to ideals of feminine beauty: smooth hairless legs and armpits; a youthful face free of blemish or wrinkle; clean, glossy hair. A woman’s fight for control of her looks becomes an exteriorisation of the battle going on within, resisting the absorption of social ideals relating to conformity in looks and behaviour.
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