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The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

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Brilliantly persuasive, this is an exploration of the phenomenon of the violent backlash against feminism that uses images of female beauty as a political weapon against women's advancement.

"A smart, angry, insightful book, and a clarion call to freedom". — Gloria Steinem

Synopsis:

Explores the phenomenon of the violent backlash against feminism that uses images of female beauty as a political weapon against women's advancement.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-335) and index.

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Kimberly Shephard, March 19, 2007 (view all comments by Kimberly Shephard)
This book is obviously not a "self-help" book yet every woman, young or old, fat or thin, "beautiful" or "ugly" needs to read this to be able to understand her emotional and social make-up. Naomi Wolf eloquently explains how strongly the beauty mythhas permeated women's sex lives, economic decisions, reading material, beliefs, eating habits and relationships. Even though this book is pre-internet and pre-reality tv because it was written in the early 1990's, its arguments are made even strong by the way our society has changed because of these new forms of entertainment. Read it, be sad about the world because of it and then feel like a stronger person for being able to understand and try to escape the beauty myth.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385423977
Subtitle:
How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
Author:
Wolf, Naomi
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Subject:
Femininity.
Subject:
Feminine beauty
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Anchor Books ed.
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
1992
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
348 p.
Dimensions:
7.97x5.24x.80 in. .67 lbs.

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