The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women (Paperback)
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The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 05/09/1991
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In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day of her life.

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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099861904
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 246 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


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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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“Are you really you?”

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for those entering into the world of feminism (be them male or female) and despite some of its points being somewhat outdated, I can see why.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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“Brilliant”

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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