Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body (Google eBook)
University of California Press, Dec 2, 2003 - 398 pages
""Unbearable Weight" is brilliant. From an immensely knowledgeable feminist perspective, in engaging, jargonless (!) prose, Bordo analyzes a whole range of issues connected to the body weight and weight loss, exercise, media images, movies, advertising, anorexia and bulimia, and much more in a way that makes sense of our current social landscape finally! This is a great book for anyone who wonders why women's magazines are always describing delicious food as 'sinful' and why there is a cake called Death by Chocolate. Loved it!" Katha Pollitt, Nation columnist and author of "Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture" (2001)"