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Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

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I'm not an expert in feminist literature and don't have any strong opinions on the subject. I found this to be a very interesting read, though quite a bit of it bordered on the unpleasant and the disturbing--rape, violence, surgical violation of the body. It also trea...
I'm not an expert in feminist literature and don't have any strong opinions on the subject. I found this to be a very interesting read, though quite a bit of it bordered on the unpleasant and the disturbing--rape, violence, surgical violation of the body. It also treads the line between the scholarly and the general interest book, although it's probably much closer to the latter. Very well written, it felt a bit tragic, poetic, philosophical, and almost Freudian in style. A general criticism: could it be that some women seek to beautify themselves, even in an extreme manner, somewhat independent of modern societal, or patriarchical, influences? An evolutionary biologist might argue that some if not most women might have an emphasis on beauty that is hardwired into their brains, and we are simply observing a manifestation of that inherent nature in the modern environment.

posted by Anonymous on November 22, 2007

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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its not about what other people think im 30 pounds overweight & im perfectly happy with my body but ive decided to go on a diet because its healthier & id like to enjoy my body to the fullest extent. although i do believe that magazines like vogue put pressure on women ...
its not about what other people think im 30 pounds overweight & im perfectly happy with my body but ive decided to go on a diet because its healthier & id like to enjoy my body to the fullest extent. although i do believe that magazines like vogue put pressure on women to weight 120 pds. but vogue has nothing to do with anorexics or bulemics, you dont become anorexic by looking through a magazine its based on their childhood, how they were raised, what exactly is going on through their heads & people like that need to see a psychiatrist. if you look at a picture of a women and it makes you want to stick you hand down your throat or stop eating you have mental problems that need to be solved through a professional. and im only 14 years old, i know 'oh she's a child she doesnt know' trust me dont scwander your life thinking everything if sexist do what you have to do to feel good about your self & being in shape & healthy is one step.

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