Toilet Paper: the Making of a Myth

And how we got to this point

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When Roland Barthes analyzed iconic symbols of 1950s France in his book Mythologies, his most notorious analysis was the one about soap powder. He noted how soap powder was being portrayed in advertising as a gentle substance that swiped dirt away from an object as opposed to the aggressive detergents that “killed” the dirt but could also “burn” the object…

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Daniele Ihns

Daniele Ihns

Journalist and Cultural Critic. Experimental human. Humoristic rhymer. Relationship guinea pig.

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