The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women (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.
The bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity .
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 exposé, 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.
‘Essential reading’ Guardian
‘A smart, angry, insightful book, and a clarion call to freedom. Every woman should read it’ Gloria Steinem
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 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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