"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your existence is an act of rebellion."
'virtual space' created by the mirror has destabilizing and yet reconstituting effect on the identity. Foucault's repetition of the phrase 'there where I am not' (la ou je ne seuis pas) articulates the paradox of the mirror, which projects an image of the self on a place that does not exist. as a 'shadow', an insubstantial being displaced from its 'real' location. Yet the shadowy nature of the mirror image is offset by the way in which Foucault argues that it also acts as a 'counteraction on the position that I occupy'. When we look in a mirror Foucault suggests that we imagine ourselves to be the 'mirror person'; we look back at ourselves from this disembodied perspective and begin to reconstruct our identity from an outsider's point of view.
 Anjali Gera Roy, Imagining Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiat in the Transnational Era, ISBN-13: 978-1138886759, pp 18
Charles M Blow recently spoke about how journalists usually describe the women they report on in relation to the other people in their lives (aka “mother of three, wife, daughter of, grandmother, etc.) whereas men are described as independent beings, whose relationships are secondary (if their relationships to others are even mentioned at all.) He says that this devalues the woman, and implies that her only worth is in serving others, or in relation to others (usually men (summarizing and quickly paraphrasing here))— and that we need to steer away from this narrative, to change the patriarchy. Here’s the link: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CcNXgsHli6E/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link