One affects the other

            Sloan points out that the "fantasy of ideal femininity...also entails a very problematic fantasy of ideal masculinity, a fantasy which would have generated at least as much ideological tension for Victorian men as it did for Victorian women" (53). Therefore, as the roles of masculinity are being re-defined, the roles of femininity are being re-evaluated also. They do not act independently of one another.

1 comment:

  1. I love the language here -- the idea of fantasy is great, as it implies an ideal rather than reality. Victorian culture was certainly stuck in the ideal.