The Beauty Myth (Vintage Feminism Short Edition) - Vintage Feminism Short Editions (Paperback)Naomi Wolf (author)
Bracing and dauntless, Wolf’s iconic critique of the warped and destructive ideals nurtured by the advertising and beauty industries remains essential reading two decades after its original publication.
Every day, women around the world are confronted with a dilemma - how to look. In a society embroiled in a cult of female beauty and youthfulness, pressure on women to conform physically is constant and all-pervading.
In this iconic, gripping and frank expose, Naomi Wolf exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today, in the home and at work, in literature and the media, in relationships between men and women, between women and women. With pertinent and intelligent examples, she confronts the beauty industry and its advertising and uncovers the reasons why women are consumed by this destructive obsession.
This edition features a new introduction by the author and is part of the Vintage Feminism collection: presenting classic feminist texts in short form.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 73 g
Dimensions: 178 x 110 x 7 mm
Powerful... No other work has...so honestly depicted the confusion of accomplished women who feel emotionally and physically tortured by the need to look like movie stars * New York Times *
The most important feminist publication since The Female Eunuch -- Germaine Greer
A brilliant, bracing book...The world has changed - a bit - over the past decade and a half, but not enough: this remains essential reading * Guardian *
Essential reading * Fay Weldon *
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