From Cosmetic Surgery: A Feminist Primer, January 1, 2009, PDF
Published by Routledge
Edited by Cressida J. Heyes and Meredith Jones
In a culture in which organ transplants, life-extension machinery, microsurgery, and artificial organs have entered everyday medicine, we seem on the verge of practical realization of the seventeenth-century imagination of body as machine. But if we have technically and technologically realized that conception, it can also be argued that metaphysically we have deconstructed it.
From Twilight Zones, February 10, 1999, PDF
Published by University of California Press
The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 19, 1997
In the universe of mass culture, there is a world and a counterworld, in constant conversation with each other. One world is glossy. In posed fashion spreads and slick celebrity features, the glossy world feeds our eyes and focuses our desires on creamy skin, perfect hair, bodies that refuse awkwardness and age. It delights us like visual candy, but it also makes us sick with who we are and offers remedies that promise to close the gap — at a price.