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by Naomi Wolf

Category: World
Subcategory: History books
Author: Naomi Wolf
ISBN: 0688085105
ISBN13: 978-0688085100
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (April 1, 1991)
Pages: 348
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It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral .

It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty. In this controversial national bestseller, feminist scholar Naomi Wolf argues that there is one hurdle in the struggle for equality that women have yet to clear-the myth of female beauty

Naomi Wolf uses this book to slap all of society in the face The Beauty Myth promises to leave both male and female readers haunted by Naomi Wolf’s passionate fury towards the feminism movement.

Naomi Wolf uses this book to slap all of society in the face. This smart and angry book testifies that women are confined by the single idea of beauty on the grounds of work, culture, religion, sex, hunger and violence. The Beauty Myth expands on the statement that beauty is a way to keep women as inferiors. Women fought for their rights and earned them, so society had to find a new way to suppress them. The Beauty Myth promises to leave both male and female readers haunted by Naomi Wolf’s passionate fury towards the feminism movement. 2 people found this helpful.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-335) and index. The beauty myth - Work - Culture - Religion - Sex - Hunger - Violence - Beyond the beauty myth. Wolf says the new obsession. Wolf says the new obsession with women's appearance arose as part of a violent backlash against feminism, a political weapon imposing on women new restrictions.

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women. Young women now are being bombarded with a kind of radiation sickness brought on by overexposure to images of beauty pornography, the only source offered then of ways to imagine female sexuality. 0060512180 (ISBN13: 9780060512187). because they are trained early into that response, while women are less visually aroused and more emotionally aroused because that is their training.

The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day of her life. We are in the midst of a violent backlash against feminism that uses images of female beauty as a political weapon against women’s advancement: the beauty myth. The author exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today, in the home and at work, in literature and the media, in relationships between men and women, between women and women.

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I understand if this book was groundbreaking and controversial when it was first published in 1990, and I respect it for bringing these issues to a forefront and empowering women during a particularly tough time, but the book does not age well

I understand if this book was groundbreaking and controversial when it was first published in 1990, and I respect it for bringing these issues to a forefront and empowering women during a particularly tough time, but the book does not age well. In general, Wolf's arguments and justifications are extremely flawed, and her deductions are illogical. From a modern feminist perspective, she makes statements and generalizations about men and women (even as she tries to debunk other generalizations and myths) that aren't exactly progressive or feminist

Naomi Wolf eloquently explains how strongly the beauty mythhas permeated women's sex lives, economic decisions, reading material, beliefs, eating habits and relationships

Naomi Wolf eloquently explains how strongly the beauty mythhas permeated women's sex lives, economic decisions, reading material, beliefs, eating habits and relationships. Even though this book is pre-internet and pre-reality tv because it was written in the early 1990's, its arguments are made even strong by the way our society has changed because of these new forms of entertainment. Read it, be sad about the world because of it and then feel like a stronger person for being able to understand and try to escape the beauty myth.

Argues that the myth of female beauty psychologically undermines the advances achieved by the women's movement, and reveals the tyranny of the beauty myth in women's lives at home and at work, in the media, and in relationships
Comments to eBook The Beauty Myth: How Images of Female Beauty Are Used Against Women
Wrathmaster
The book is definitely written from a liberal feminist perspective and I'm a radical feminist, so I didn't expect to agree with all of it. I have, however, been frustrated with seeing my mainstream liberal feminist friends trying to claim their adherence to beauty culture is feminist and I was curious how one might argue against beauty culture from within a liberal feminist framework since I know liberal feminists of the past were opposed to it. I didn't find the book enlightening personally, but I might consider recommending it to my liberal feminist friends to get them thinking about beauty culture without putting them on the defensive with a radical framework. In particular I thought the parts about advertisement for beauty products was important. I know so many young feminists who repost ads for beauty products on their social media accounts with lots of approval if the ad appears to have a progressive bent, and these young feminists could do with a reminder that the companies are just doing this to make money, not because they actually care about these progressive values. Heck, I know Mary Kay consultants who genuinely believe that they are "empowering" women by selling them "anti-aging" snake oil creams and I hardly see anyone turning an adequately critical eye to this behavior.

My main criticism of the book is just that there are often times when it's insufficiently clear on whether she's speaking literally or metaphorically. Like, in the chapter titled "religion" I think an uncharitable person might interpret it as saying that beauty is literally a new religion whereas I'm pretty sure that's not actually what she means. For this reason I would prefer if anti-feminists didn't read this book because it would be easy for them to misinterpret it and take things out of context in ways that would make feminists seem crazy.

Anyway, to answer to some of the negative reviews- whether or not the author herself uses makeup and/or looks pretty in her promotion of the book is irrelevant. As she says in the book, people will dismiss women's arguments for her being "too pretty" or "too ugly" and there's no in between. If she completely neglected her appearance people would say that she just wrote the book because she's an ugly woman who's jealous of beautiful women. There's no way for her to look that would give her credibility in everyone's eyes, and judging arguments based on features of the author is an ad hominem anyway.

And no, it isn't so outdated as people are saying. I mean, some statistics and such are out of date, but the main points still stand. Just because modern feminists aren't talking about these things so much anymore doesn't mean the problem has been solved, it just means that they're distracted and/or the patriarchy is winning this battle. Those who think "everyone already knows all this already" are either naive or out of touch with today's teens and twenty-somethings. I'm a twenty-something and just about every day on facebook I'll see at least one of my friends saying something or other that promotes beauty culture. I'm not even in an especially image-conscious area. Internet feminists are all about "eyeliner sharp enough to kill a man" and if you dare to criticize the industry they say you're the one being misogynistic for judging things that some women like.
I am hcv men
I wanted to like this book. I'm a feminist and and I agree with the basic premise of this book, but gosh is it poorly written. I have two college degrees and I had difficulty getting through the parts that I did read. The book reads more like a manifesto than a nonfiction book. It's very impassioned but the author struggles to clearly present her ideas and with connecting one idea to the next in a coherent way. The text rambles on and comes off more like a first draft than a finished book. Much of the time I didn't understand what she was talking about. It seems as though the book wasn't written for the layperson but rather for the feminist scholar (which I confess I am not).
Munigrinn
This book changed my perspective on myself, other women, and the media. It is a wonderfully entertaining book while also explaining phenomena that I think most women think are their own personal neuroses, rather than the common and natural result of a misogynistic beauty culture. I would recommend this book to any woman, and also to any man because it could help him understand women's struggles as well as shed light on what I perceive to be the (so far less intense) spread of the beauty myth into male culture since this book was published.
Anaginn
I am a therapist and wish I had learned about this book in graduate school. I now recommend it regularly to my clients.
Mbon
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD BECREQUIRED TO READ THIS! IT WILL WAKE YOU UP TO BRAINWASHING BY OUR SOCIETY THAT U WERE NOT EVEN AWARE OF. It's incredible! Buy it as fast as u can!!
Ger
A MUST READ regarding society and being female. A must for everyone! My son loved it also.
Meri
I wanted to love this book. It makes a lot of great points but the writing style tends to ramble a bit and the font that is was printed in is a bit difficult to read.
Excellent
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