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: 0060512180
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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Apr 19, 2012
  • ReallyFriendly rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An important book for any female to read. While it is unlikely that you will agree with everything that is stated, she does make several excellent insights worth listening to.

And if you are a guy reading this (as I was), it's still pretty darn needful. It will give you a much clearer perspective into waters that were always murky.

Not the most pressing current issue, but a vital one nonetheless.

Jul 26, 2011

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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