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Body Outlaws by Ophira Edut
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Mar 02, 2009

it was amazing
Read in March, 2008 , read count: 3

Body Outlaws is a challenging book. I think it challenges women to think differently about their body issues, the issues of the women around them, and to look at the structures in place that are designed to make women feel insecure. Also, while a reader might not love every chapter, I think there's a chapter in the book for everyone. It addresses being a woman of color, the choice to not shave, being thin, being fat, tattoos, modeling, food, and ethnic features.

It's well written, and while I might not agree with every chapter, I haven't known anyone who has read it that didn't get something from it, which is rare and wonderful itself.
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message 1: by Monica (new)

Monica Hi Vylit,

Good to hear from you after so long. Thanks for the reviews.

vylit Monica wrote: "Hi Vylit,

Good to hear from you after so long. Thanks for the reviews."

I'd fallen behind, but I'm going to try to start using goodreads again. My backlog is huge. And thanks!

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