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The Beauty Myth (Vintage Feminism Short Edition) - Vintage Feminism Short Editions (Paperback)

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Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 05/03/2015
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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
ISBN: 9781784870416
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 73 g
Dimensions: 178 x 110 x 8 mm

A smart, angry, insightful book, and a clarion call to freedom. Every woman should read it -- Gloria Steinem
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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This is often sighted as a must read book for those entering into the world of feminism (be them male or female) and despite some of its points being somewhat outdated, I can see why. Granted Wolf doesn't... More

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I couldn’t put this down. The book is devastatingly accurate, and Wolf’s anger is tangible in her words will somehow retaining a grace and poetry and at times, a sense of hopefulness. I’ll definitely be picking this... More

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