The Frailty Myth: Women Approaching Physical Equality

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Random House, 2000 - Social Science - 319 pages
Challenging the myth that women are naturally weaker than men, a noted feminist writer and author of The Cinderella Complex traces the history of the concept of female physical inferiority and its long-term repercussions in terms of women's health and social and professional status. 35,000 first printing.

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A feisty challenge to the notion that females are the weaker sex.Spurred by the evidence of her daughters' physical confidence and self-esteem, Dowling (Red Hot Mamas, 1996, etc.) set out to examine ... Read full review

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Dowling (The Cinderella Complex) says that women's physical equality is the last bastion in the fight to conquer sexism. A historical survey uncovers the century-old hidden agenda to keep women frail ... Read full review

Contents

The Frailty Myth
3
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
42
Getting Them Out of the Doll
84
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About the author (2000)

Colette Dowling is an internationally known writer and lecturer whose books have been translated into twenty languages. She is the author of numerous books, including Maxing Out, Red Hot Mamas, You Mean I Don't Have to Feel This Way?, and The Cinderella Complex, which has been in print since it was first published in 1981. Her articles have appeared in many magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, New York, and Harper's. She lives in Woodstock, New York.

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