Beauty Theory

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…