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Saturday, January 15, 2005
Naomi Wolf - The Beauty Myth 
From Chrys000:
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The Beauty Myth is an intense and frustrating book.

It starts off rather defensively, stating facts and figures against an apparent social/ political conspiracy (although the author claims there not being one), and of some sort of social contract women willingly but unconciously submitted themselves to.

This myth is what she attempts to debunk - that women can feel/ be beautiful without feeling guilty about it; nor do they need to conform to any social perception of beauty.

I found this book rather difficult to swallow - even being a woman myself. It is perhaps that after debunking all these (social) myths - we are presented with no conclusive truth, other than really defensive feminist and biased (if I say so myself) views on equality and of conspiracies.

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This book is available for swapping. If you're interested in getting hold of it, please turn up at the Feb 2005 Book Swap Meet, or get in touch with me at graceshu@gmail.com

graceshu  # 11:18 AM
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