• The Beauty Myth

  • How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
  • By: Naomi Wolf
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 20-03-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (63 ratings)

Summary

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."
©2002, 1991 Naomi Wolf (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lena-Marie on 02-05-15

Frightening, insightful and uplifting.

Women and men, everyone should read this and be liberated. Excellent performance of excellent writing.

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5 out of 5 stars
By A. Leslie on 26-10-15

Essential reading

Though now 24 years old, this book is still terrifyingly current.

The book I wish I had read at 14.

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By Angie B on 05-03-17

still revelant

even though it's almost 20 years since this updated version of the early 1990s book was published, it's still relevant today. eye-opening, stunning.

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5 out of 5 stars
By tracy on 25-07-16

Every western woman should read this book!

This book is both enlightening and frightening. It illuminates a lot of the issues that modern women face. I can't think of a book that better explains how patriarchial culture effects women and shapes the way we think and perceive reality and particularly our bodies. It's still completely relevant 25 years after it was written. I highly recommend it to any woman who has body issues or for anyone who is interested in the impact of social/cultural conditioning on western women.

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