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bookslut.com"Stefanie Iris Weiss' The Beauty Myth: A Guide for Real Girls will be pamphletized and distributed to all when I become King. Weiss distills the heart of Naomi Wolf's best ideas into a YA friendly format that's both accessible and comprehensive. Her approach is personal and intimate, frequently manifesting a voice that's not unlike some beloved, nurturing friend of the family. She calls on readers to "boycott magazines that don't cater to real girls," and to find empowerment through "reading, reading, reading," and "writing, writing, writing," as well as sharing and talking.
Most impressive is Weiss's inclusion of numerous lists of references: for reading, she mentions Ibsen's A Doll's House, BUST Magazine, and Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia. For help, she includes contact info for the American Anorexia and Bulimia Association, the National Women's Health Network, and the Violence Against Women Office. "