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Body wars : making peace with women's bodies : an activist's guide

Author: Margo Maine
Publisher: Carlsbad, CA : Gürze Books, [2000]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is an activist's guide for parents, educators, therapists, patients, former patients, in fact anyone who wants to join in the fight against the forces that prevent women from being comfortable in their own bodies. Each chapter focuses on a particular 'body war,' such as dieting consiousness, weight prejudice, concepts of beauty and ageism, the athletic 'sporty-but-sexy' dilemma, fashion dictates, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margo Maine
ISBN: 0936077344 9780936077345
OCLC Number: 43430350
Description: xi, 307 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. The challenge : respecting women's bodies --
2. Weightism : the "politically correct" form of prejudice --
3. Obesity : fact or fiction? --
4. Dieting : deceit, danger and death --
5. The pursuit of beauty : empowering or disempowering? --
6. Advertising : guerrilla warfare --
7. Magazines : propaganda machines --
8. Fashion : real women have bellies --
9. Models and beauty pageants : ugly business --
10. Plastic surgery : self-improvement or self-harm? --
11. Violence against women : the deadliest body war --
12. Ageism : when beauty, wisdom and experience get old --
13. Women's health care : an oxymoron? --
14. Kids on diets : an early start for body wars --
15. Barbie dolls & body image : toys are us --
16. Schools : a problem or solution? --
17. Sports : just another war zone? --
18. Ballet : the Olympics of body wars --
19. Men : targets and teammates.
Other Titles: Making peace with women's bodies
Responsibility: Margo Maine, Ph.D.
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Written for activists and educators, this cultural critique of female body image discusses the topic as it relates to sports, fashion, advertising, and propaganda, and offers practical strategies for  Read more...

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