The Beauty Myth

How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

Wolf, Naomi

(Book - 2002)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Beauty Myth
Wolf says the new obsession with women's appearance arose as part of a violent backlash against feminism, a political weapon imposing on women new restrictions.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2002
Edition: 1st Perennial ed
ISBN: 9780060512187
Branch Call Number: 305.42 W854b 2002
Characteristics: 348 p. ;,21 cm


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An influential and maddening study on images of beauty in our culture and how they affect and control women.

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in order to prove our "womanness" we have to march around in bikinis! im sooo pist off right now!

May 31, 2010
  • snowish rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very powerful book. Totally changed my perspective on how women are treated in today's western society. Minus one star for a somewhat complex style - does not make an easy reading in some instances.


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