Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Media Studies

Reader 1

T. Kim-Trang Tran

Reader 2

Jesse Lerner

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The documentary, "Get Out of My Hair, " engages in the dialogue of hair removal and its relationship to femininity, specifically looking at how the media has taught young women to fear the affects of puberty. The piece features ten women between the ages of eleven and twenty-two with ranging demographics who are all brought together by their experiences with their body hair. Applying media effects theory and psychoanalytic theory, this project examines how advertising portrayals of female body depilation contribute to the increase in hair removal and further align the concept of femininity with hairlessness.

Streaming Media

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.