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The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women Paperback – June 20, 1992

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In a country where the average woman is 5-foot-4 and weighs 140 pounds, movies, advertisements, and MTV saturate our lives with unrealistic images of beauty. The tall, nearly emaciated mannequins that push the latest miracle cosmetic make even the most confident woman question her appearance. Feminist Naomi Wolf argues that women's insecurities are heightened by these images, then exploited by the diet, cosmetic, and plastic surgery industries. Every day new products are introduced to "correct" inherently female "flaws," drawing women into an obsessive and hopeless cycle built around the attempt to reach an impossible standard of beauty. Wolf rejects the standard and embraces the naturally distinct beauty of all women.

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Wolf's valuable study, documenting societal pressures on women to conform to a standard of beauty, hit PW 's hardcover bestseller list for one week.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (June 20, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385423977
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385423977
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,599,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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