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The beauty myth : how images of beauty are used against women

Author: Naomi Wolf
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, [2015] ©1990
Series: Vintage classics (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Wolf
ISBN: 9780099595748 0099595745
OCLC Number: 905951470
Notes: "Vintage Wolf"--Cover.
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1990.
Description: 348 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Beauty myth --
Work --
Culture --
Religion --
Sex --
Hunger --
Violence --
Beyond the beauty myth.
Series Title: Vintage classics (London, England)
Responsibility: Naomi Wolf.

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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. Naomi Wolf exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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