The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

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HarperCollins, 2002 - Social Science - 368 pages
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The bestselling classic that redefined our view od the relationship between beauty and female identity.

In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty."

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Interesting premise, very dry prose. - Goodreads
This was incredibly hard to read. - Goodreads
This book is interesting and Wolf is a good writer. - Goodreads
Have never really researched on the feminist ideals. - Goodreads
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The main premise is that as women become stro - Goodreads

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The Beauty Myth is a must read for every woman who ever felt ugly because she didn't look like the photo-shopped images in magazines. Naomi Wolf tells about how the obsession with women's beauty is teaching women self-hatred. Read full review

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Naomi Wolf is the author of Promiscuitties and Fire With Fire, and her essays have appeared in The New Republic, Esquire, Ms., The Washington Post, and The New York Times. She holds a degree from Yale University and New College, Oxford University, and lives in New York City.

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