European history has numerous examples of powerful women who used a mask of pale makeup to assert their high social status and to maintain power in patriarchal societies: Catherine de Medici (1519 – 1589) wife of Henry II of France, Queen Elizabeth I of England (1553 -1603), Marie Antoinette (1755 – 1793) wife of Louis XVI of France:
I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s equally
educative and interesting, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head.
The problem is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about.
I’m very happy that I stumbled across this during my hunt for
something relating to this.
Thank you for your kind comments. Do you refer to the post on ‘pale makeup to assert status … ‘ or the Red Kimono project as a whole?