Heather at Hay

Want to hear what Heather (project lead) had to say at the Hay Festival? You can do it right here!

Heather Widdows: Perfect Me!

Hay Festival 2014, Saturday 24 May 2014, 2.30pm – Elmley Foundation Stage

The Professor of Global Ethics explores the idea of perfection as exhibited in contemporary ideals of beauty. She questions the ways the aspiration can be read: as an individual’s aspiration to perfect themselves (‘I want to be perfect’), as assertion of what being perfect is (‘this is what I would be if I were perfect’), and as a command which a woman feels she should obey (‘you should be perfect’).

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