The requirement that a woman maintain a smooth and hairless skin carries further the theme of inexperience, for an infantilized face must accompany her infantilized body, a face that never ages or furrows its brow in thought. The face of the ideally feminine woman must never display the marks of character, wisdom, and experience that we so admire in men.
— Sandra Lee Bartky, Foucault, Femininity and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power (via girlwoes)