Women in the Cross-Hairs presents human and synthetic hair as symbolic of femininity, and references hair as commodity. Carrying meaning that shifts culturally and across time, hair sends signals not only about beauty and status, but is symbolic of ideas about personal identity, gender roles and gender rules, class structure, economics, and power or lack of it. Women are too often in the “cross-hairs,” targeted as collateral damage in wars, by religious beliefs and cultural ideologies, by sex and gender bias, political rhetoric, and misogyny. 














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