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978-0-688-08510-0 / 9780688085100

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

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Publisher:William Morrow & Co

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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The bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity

In todays world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the womens movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. Its the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill societys impossible definition of the flawless beauty.

Powerful&. No other work has& so honestly depicted the confusion of accomplished women who feel emotionally and physically tortured by the need to look like movie stars. New York Times

An important book for womenand mento read. Christian Science Monitor

The most important feminist publication since The Female Eunuch. Germaine Greer

Provocative and persuasive. Library Journal

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