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Locker room diaries : the naked truth about women, body image and re-imagining the 'perfect' body

Author: Leslie Goldman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Lifelong ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents an examination of women's body image and the cult of the locker room. The author concludes that a very great number of women hate their bodies and therefore themselves, and this attitude is found in ever-younger girls. From compulsive workouts to daily dates with the scale to body fat measurements, American women are swept up in a constant quest for perfection. The book is intended to be a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Goldman
ISBN: 9780738210957 0738210951
OCLC Number: 124025674
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction: warming up --
Conquering Mount Toledo: putting the scale in its place --
Booby-trapped: Hallelujah, my nipples have seen the light! --
A waist is a terrible thing to mind: eating disorders exposed --
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ... a $50 bikini wax? Locker room beauty rituals --
Belly dancing: learning about pregnancy straight from the source --
Pimples, crotches, and butts, oh my! Locker room nudity in all its splendor .. and horror --
Cellulite: the bumpy bane of my existence --
A steamy situation: talk, sweat, and tears in the sauna --
Throwing our weight around: plus-sized in the land of thin --
Me veo gorda en exta ropa? Do I look fat in this? Re-imagining body image: exploring race and ethnicity --
The next generation: body image, locker-room mentality, and today's young girls --
Having a senior moment: what lessons can the older generation teach us? --
Epilogue: smokin' in the girls' room: time to throw in the towel on hating our bodies.
Responsibility: Leslie Goldman.

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Blending expert opinion with wonderfully intimate, often laugh-aloud confidences, this guide will inspire anyone who knows the highs of exercise to leave the lows of self-esteem behind and, once and  Read more...

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