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

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

ISBN:9780099861904

Author:Naomi Wolf

Publisher:Vintage Books

Publish Year:1990

Edition:None

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Women Study

Language:English

Remarks:B&W Illustrations. Includes Bibliography and Index.

Pages:348

Size:130 x 200 mm

Weight(gms):305

Price:USD 11.00

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  • 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."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."

    Naomi Wolf

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