In "Fishnets, Feather Boas, and Fat," Nomy Lam--a 250-pound, 22-year-old disabled woman--and friends elbow their way to the front of a determinedly different club, "dancing like fiends toward revolution." Lee Damsky tells us why her mother's model of scientific prowess took a dusty third-place to big-screen images of "beauty and femininity [that] seem to offer me absolute power rivaled only by a fascist dictatorship." Because the various writers gathered together here are young, their conceits and world-views are sometimes annoyingly unexamined; by the same token, though, their energy, heckling, and bone-deep assurance make large and pleasing dents in mainstream assumptions. --Francesca Coltrera --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It is a brilliant work on breaking out of societies expectations of what it is to be female.
I suggest purchasing this book now, as the title and cover will soon be changed due to a lawsuit from the Mattel Company.
Just because I didn't connect with a particular story doesn't mean that another reader won't.
This is an excellent anthology for anyone interested in body image. It features a diverse selection of contributors writing about different image challenges. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Cassandra
I'm highly disappointed and pissed off because I got the Body Outlaws: Young Women Write About Body Image and Identity, which is not the one showed in the image or the accurate... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Belmina Kec
To read about the different body image struggles that other women go through was eye opening. Hearing about body image issues that I would never have thought to have myself helped... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kolee
When recieving this item it was a totally different book and did not have a return paper included in the package.Published 17 months ago by Inshirah
Bought this with Deadly Persuasion for a HS report. It had the information I needed. Along the way, it was an eye opener.Published 17 months ago by christie
I loved this book, cover to cover. It is a brilliant work on breaking out of societies expectations of what it is to be female. Read morePublished on August 16, 2010 by Violette Rose-Jones
Body Outlaws arrived in good condition and in a timely manner. The personal essays compiled in this book address the struggles and triumphs over poor body image, self-degradation,... Read morePublished on August 22, 2009 by L. Counts
I actually enjoyed this one quite a bit...most of the books about "body issues" or female sexuality (or some combination of the two) have, thus far, been by single authors. Read morePublished on June 29, 2008 by Amy Aldrich