The Frailty Myth: Women Approaching Physical Equality

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Random House, 2000 - Social Science - 319 pages
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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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Review: The Frailty Myth: Redefining the Physical Potential of Women and Girls

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I remembered enjoying it very much, but I want to reread it with a keener eye, and then go research-diving. I remember Dowling's arguments as quite convincing, but there's much that I want to lay ... Read full review

Review: The Frailty Myth: Redefining the Physical Potential of Women and Girls

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Amazing. I am a girl and I practice various fighting styles and this books warms my heart. If you are a girl, you will see how REAL the situations portrayed and discussed are because you have, in fact ... Read full review

Contents

The Frailty Myth
3
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
42
FATED TO BE WEAKER?
66
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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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