The Beauty Myth (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

The Beauty Myth (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

History , Politics, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/03/2015
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Synopsis

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: 73g
  • Dimensions: 178 x 110 x 7 mm

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The Beauty Myth (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)
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 ti... READ MORE
Amelia Jane Elvin