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    A seminal feminist work The Beauty Myth digs into the ways that the pursuit of beauty has hampered feminism How many women rush to pur

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    I highly recommend it to everyone not just women I think is is really important for men to read books like this too It is all about how the A Our modern ideals of beauty are mostly driven by the advertising industry and not intrinsic cultural or biological preferences and B How our modern ideals of beauty put women at a disadvantage to men I have a few disagreements with her listed below but I agree with her in general and it's a

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    A very popular book in the relatively modern feminism movement I have mixed thoughts on this It's a book I wanted to like but couldn'

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    Jesus I FINALLY finished this book UGHI feel like I have been extremely negative about the last few books I've reviewed so it's a shame that this is the other one I have left to write up Because those other books were the ones I was r

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    A great book about deconstructing the myth of beauty and recognizing how patriarchy emphasizes our appearances to harm us all Published in 1990 The Beauty Myth came out ahead of its time as Naomi Wolf rails against the thin ideal how companies lure women into buying products by making them feel insecure about the

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    I've had this book on my shelf for a rather long time and if I'm honest I was a little anxious about reading it I realise how dated it is but also I knew it wasn't going to make for light reading I was right on both accounts but uite a lot of it I was in total agreement withFor instance it is well known that in some workplaces women are judged on their appearance rather than their personal skills And yes this s

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    By the time I had read twenty pages of The Beauty Myth I realized that this is one of the most important books I

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    I have always been wary of reading this book even though I knew a lot would resonate with me A part of me knew that a lot of it however would make me cringe Like oh I don't know the overwrought hyperbolic statement

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    One of the nice things about writing reviews on a place like Goodreads is the audience I can pontificate about a book and about subjects like feminism for as long as I like which is something I can’t do with my friends in person—at least as I discovered empirically not if I want to have friends in person Call me But you people you crazy people are different because no one is forcing you to read my reviews s

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    God dammit this is such an important argument why can't it be better presented Wolf clearly takes her cue from Betty Friedan but Friedan's argument was devastating fully exposing the manifestations of a myth in our culture

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Characters ê eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Naomi Wolf

The Myth How Images of PDF or bestselling classic that redefined our view Myth How eBook #8608 of the relationship between beauty and female identity In today's world women have power legal recognition and professional success than ever before Alongside th I highly recommend it to everyone not just women I think is is really important for men to read books like this too It is all about how the A Our modern ideals of beauty are mostly driven by the advertising industry and not intrinsic cultural or biological preferences and B How our modern ideals of beauty put women at a disadvantage to men I have a few disagreements with her listed below but I agree with her in general and it s a really good book to read even if you are not going to agree with her just to make yourself think about some of the uestions she raisesConcerns1 Data she plays fast and loose with her statistics sometimes I have no doubt that data in the form in which I wish she had presented it ie percentages instead of absolute figures or comparable figures across timegeography would still back her up but her argument is less compelling with the current hodgepodge of data2 Biological perspective I understand that s not what this is about but as a bio anthro major I just can t let it go entirely There are some attributes of modern American beauty like extreme thinness that are not found in too many other cultures and those probably ARE driven by the ad agencies and other cultural institutions as Wolf argues But there are other attributes such as a low waist to hip ratio having a skinny waist relative to your hips regardless of the absolute size of your waist that are near universal I think the biological theory that this desire is driven by signals that a woman is fertile explain this universality a lot better than Wolf s theories of stakeholders of power that perpetuate cultual ideas useful to themselves Which brings me to3 Who are these cultural oppressors Wolf never really makes clear who The Man my term not hers that is perpetuating all these ideas Yes she does specify that the ad agencies are part of The Man and that the average guy is not But there does seem to be an unwritten undercurrent of an idea that there are power stakeholders out there conspiring to keep women down I favor explanations that A don t reuire one to believe in concerted actions by groups ie conspiracies and B assume that all actors are acting in their own self interest This is why I believe her about the ad agencies They get if they sell weight loss products and cosmetics so of course they want women to think they are fat and ugly But who else besides the ad agencies are responsible for all this

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Ssion with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in Beauty Myth How Images of eBook #224 an endless spiral of hope self consciousness The Beauty PDFEPUBand self hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of the flawless beauty By the time I had read twenty pages of The Beauty Myth I realized that this is one of the most important books I will ever read Admittedly I was initially skeptical of Wolf s central thesis that the cultural myth of feminine beauty is a political and economic weapon used by the male dominated world to undermine women s advancement in society but by the time I had finished reading the first chapter I had a changed perspective of the world This is a book in my opinion that should be reuired reading It is a book about the very atmosphere women negotiate daily and from an early age one in which we intuit the importance of our looks and are apprehensive about our beauty as an indication of our status competence wealth power and credibility one in which we are manipulated by powerful corporate advertisers to feel insecure so we will remain the largest underpaid labor pool and simultaneously the largest consumers of unnecessary products in the world Without this dichotomy created by the beauty myth the world s economy would collapse

Characters ê eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Naomi Wolf

E evident progress of the women's movement however writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control which she argues may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife It's the beauty myth an obse Jesus I FINALLY finished this book UGHI feel like I have been extremely negative about the last few books I ve reviewed so it s a shame that this is the other one I have left to write up Because those other books were the ones I was reading to avoid this oneNaomi Wolf is exactly the reason I don t read much in the ways of feminist tracts Blahblahblah male conspiracy blahblahblah It s a shame because some of her points ARE valid and thought provokingThe concept of the Beauty Myth hardly needs explaining to most women I think most self aware Western women are at this point aware of the manipulation and self hatred that we are surrounded by on a daily basis Unfortunately I think much of the book points the blame outward instead of inward We can only blame the patriarchy for so much I am than aware of my own hand in the Beauty Myth and my own unhappinessWolf s book is broken into several chapters the first few of which I found obnoxious and tired The book is written in a very academic style and just beats a dead horse to a pulp The last few chapters did finally begin to perk up as I had hoped as Wolf discussed Violence and Culture and their effects on modern womenI don t have the energy to put into a good long review of this book and I m not sure I even want to waste any of my time on it anyway I think slogging through the first 23rds of the book was POSSIBLY worth it for some of the later chapters but I m not sure I would recommend it to anyone