Body Wars: Making Peace With Women's Bodies

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Gürze, Feb 1, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 307 pages
In this ground-breaking study, Margo Maine declares war on a culture that dismisses, devalues, and disempowers women by making them hate their own bodies. This book covers issues from dieting and weight prejudice to concepts of beauty and ageism to sports, fashion advertising, and propaganda. With practical strategies for activists, educators, and parents, this book also contains extensive references and appendices. Body Wars takes its place alongside The Beauty Myth and Reviving Ophelia in recognizing the constant assault women face, but goes further by giving them practical tools with which to fight back.

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MARGO MAINE, Ph.D., is cofounder of the Maine & Weinstein Specialty Group, LLC, and a clinical psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for more than two decades. She is a clinical consultant to and former director of the Eating Disorders Program at the Institute of Living in Hartford, Connecticut, and a Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Maine is a founder of the National Eating Disorders Association and the Academy for Eating Disorders, and she serves on the boards of the National Eating Disorders Screening Program as well as Dads and Daughters.

JOE KELLY is a journalist, activist, and author of Dads and Daughters. He won the 2004 Award for Action from the Eating Disorders Coalition.