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The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women - Naomi Wolf
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B0014H32D0
Pages no: 372
Edition language: English
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Modern Reader
Modern Reader rated it
3.0 The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
Naomi Wolf’s book The Beauty Myth sheds light on the detrimental nature of beauty images. Shifting from work, religion, and culture Wolf pinpoints the range of effect images have in each aspect of life. It was very interesting.
Book 7
Book 7 rated it
3.0 The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
This text is a modern feminist classic and it's easy to see why. Some of it was outdated (e.g., her shock at photoshopping) and I would have liked to see more analysis of queer and trans women's experiences of the beauty myth, but for something written when I was two years old? It's powerful, and it...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
2.5
I probably should not have tried reading Mercedes Lackey’s Fire Rose after reading this book. That novel, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, has a woman as the central character. The woman, Rose, doesn’t realize how beautiful she is and looks down her nose at other women whom she deems to have l...
Crystal Starr Light, Raging Snarky Stormtrooper Pony
Crystal Starr Light, Raging Snarky Stormtrooper Pony rated it
2.0
A seminal feminist work, "The Beauty Myth" digs into the ways that the pursuit of beauty has hampered feminism. How many women rush to pursue the next makeup line instead of equal pay for equal work. How many women are in a Catch-22 at work - you must be pretty and feminine, but not TOO pretty and f...
Literary Ames
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2.0 The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
*Cross-posted on Goodreads and Wordpress. Naomi Wolf does not have a way with words. Dense, vague and ambiguous language; sweeping generalizations; and seeing a deeper meaning or intent where a simpler explanation is more likely and appropriate – which created a conspiratorial air that everyone, o...
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