The Lady’s Dressing Room Meme

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Jonathan Swift’s “A Lady’s Dressing Room” is a satirical poem about the representation versus actuality of females in 18th century Britain. This meme explains Strephon’s confusion with the discovery of female bodily functions as he explores Celia’s dressing room–namely the chamber pot. Because females were romanticized and tidy public image was crucial, “gross” personal things were kept in secret during this time period. Strephon seems at a loss, like confused math lady, when processing all of his unfavorable discoveries.

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