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Teacher Lesson Return to "Beauty or Beast?"
Beauty or Beast?
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In “Beauty or Beast,” Angelina Darrisaw describes her conflicted feelings about shaving bodily hair. She thinks it’s a sexist double-standard, but she also conforms.

Prompts for discussion and/or writing:

—Do you think women should have their bodily hair? Why or why not?

—Is there a double-standard for men and women when it comes to shaving?

—Angelina gets criticized by other girls when she doesn’t shave. Have you ever been criticized by your peers because of your personal appearance, way of dressing, etc.? Did you change to fit in better with your peers? Why or why not?

—Is bodily hair on women a turn-off to you? Why or why not?
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