“被剃发的女性”——政治中的女性身体形象

‘The body, as an entity, is a container of identity and ideas. As a political animal, the human body can not escape the fate of politicization. ’ Hair has been regarded as one of the body symbols that define female…

‘The body, as an entity, is a container of identity and ideas. As a political animal, the human body can not escape the fate of politicization. ’
Hair has been regarded as one of the body symbols that define female since the dawn of human civilization. In the past, women declared freedom and liberation by cutting off their hair. And there is an inevitable link between haircutting and women’s independence. So women’s hair is not just a symbol of beauty but a symbol of freedom.
On 15th February 2020, a report on Lanzhou Morning Post reports 15 Chinese
paramedics shaved their hair before they went to Wuhan to support and fight the
coronavirus.
The scene reported in the news video is as follows: several male paramedics shaved
the long hair of several crying female medics with razors, and almost to the point that it’s bold.
After shaving their hair, the male paramedics show the shaved long hair to the weeping
female paramedics, though they show great reluctance. In the video, you can hear the
sound of several flashlights clicking and the sound of the surrounding crowd talking.
None of the men in the video shaved their hair like male paramedics or participated in it.
Despite the fact that they shaved their hair is to avoid cross-infection from patients with
coronavirus, the people on the Internet caused great controversy.