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The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
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Dec 11, 2008

really liked it

I really like the ideas put forward in this book about the beauty industry and what drives it.

It is an extremely important book in modern (third wave) feminism, and therefore I think should be read by anyone who either considers themslef to have feminist views, or is interested in feminism.

In the book, she argues that "beauty" as a normative value is entirely socially constructed, and that we should therefore move outside of that.

EVen if, as I have seen in a couple of other reviews, you find the any male stuff a bit tedious in feminist writing (which I certainly do when its laid on too thick) there are important social points made in this, that I think are worth wadeing through some of the bits that you may not agree with!
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