The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

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The bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity.

In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the 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 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."

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"A smart, angry, insightful book, and a clarion call to freedom. Every woman should read it." (Gloria Steinem)

"Powerful... No other work has...so honestly depicted the confusion of accomplished women who feel emotionally and physically tortured by the need to look like movie stars" (New York Times)

"The most important feminist publication since The Female Eunuch" (Germaine Greer)

"A brilliant, bracing book...The world has changed - a bit - over the past decade and a half, but not enough: this remains essential reading" (Guardian)

"Essential reading" (Fay Weldon)

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Provocative, punchy and important, this is one of the essential classics of modern feminist literature.

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