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The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

The Beauty Myth: How Imagesof Beauty Are UsedAgainst Women Naomi Wolf Chatto & Windus 1990 From Wikipedia: The basic premise of The Beauty Myth is that as the social power and prominence of women have increased, the pressure they feel to adhere to unrealistic social standards of physical beauty has also grown stronger because of commercial influences on the…

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Womansize: The Tyranny of Slenderness

Womansize: The Tyrannyof Slenderness Kim Chernin The Women’s Press 1981 In this challenging book, Kim Chernin argues that our society’s increasing demand that women should be thin is no accident of fashion but has a political meaning. It is, she insists, an unrecognised aspect of male violence against women; it has to do with the…