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The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women (1991)

de Naomi Wolf

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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.".… (mais)
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Naomi Wolf is not a figure without controversy, particularly when it comes to her tendency to play fast and loose with figures and statistics in order to support her arguments. This was her first major work, originally published in 1990, and is generally considered a feminist classic. It posits that as women made increasing gains of economic and political power through the early 20th century, the existing power structure began to increasingly seek to re-assert control over them through narrowly defined and strictly enforced beauty standards. No matter what else we may seek to and actually accomplish, it has become widely understood that being attractive is a fundamental requirement for those accomplishments to have any real meaning. She reviews the ways that beauty standards are enforced in the workplace, the way skincare is marketed, the way pornography has become increasingly accessible and demonstrative of violence against women, and the spread of disordered eating. There’s some interesting stuff in here that rings true as a person who has lived as a woman in the world, spent too much money on moisturizers, lived through a high school bout of anorexia, and wrestled with shame over my post-baby body. But the errors in her numerical citations, particularly around eating disorders, diminish her credibility. As does the extremely cringey portion in which she likens social pressure to be thin with literal starvation in concentration camps, her blinders about race and class, and some of the more spurious arguments she makes that seem like they might be as much to fill out a word count as anything else. There’s just not enough here, or if there is it’s not well-developed enough, for an entire book. This should have been a long-form essay (though I did find it more interesting than not). ( )
  ghneumann | Jun 14, 2024 |
Good arguments but presented really poorly. The first couple of chapters talk about the beauty myth like a conspiracy, as if there's a group of men holding meetings going "Hmm, how shall we make women feel inferior this time?" Naomi Wolf never clearly identifies "the oppressors" (which I infer from the text that it's a combination of various factors, including social hierarchy, the economy, and so on) though she does mention much later in the book that regular men are not into the thinness and beauty standards set by the beauty myth. For most of the book she writes as if women are victims with no agency of their own, and her very brief discussion of eating disorders reduces the women who suffer from them to victims who caved into societal and cultural pressure, whereas it comes from a combination of things including depression and genetics, rather than simply aggressive advertising. It's really a shame, since this is such an important topic that everyone, male or female, should read about, but it's just written about so poorly here, with little evidence to back things up. Despite these flaws, Wolf does, however, paint a very clear and precise picture of the ways that women's minds and bodies are attacked (psychologically, metaphorically) on a daily basis. ( )
  serru | Oct 6, 2022 |
this is outdated, both in the sense that i didn't find a lot of new-to-me concepts and ideas, and that the information in here is old and not very relatable. in fact, i ended up scanning just about the entire book.

i usually feel like i read each book that i read at just the time i'm supposed to. but this was definitely not true for this book. coming right on the heels of the new jim crow was particularly unfortunate for my reading of this book because of how much more the other resonated. partly it was that this was mostly not new information to me and so not revelatory, but this also wasn't in any way intersectional. it's very much a critique for straight white women, which just isn't that useful.

i remember slowly coming into this information when i was younger (starting around when this edition came out, actually) and finding it life-changing. so maybe had i read this book then, or even before then, it would have been a foundational text for me. that even seems likely. so it's too bad it came to me when it did.
  overlycriticalelisa | Nov 8, 2020 |
I know that Ms. Wolf is widely held as an expert on this subject and this is one of the major treatises on the subject, but this was very difficult to read because the ideas seemed to jump from one sentence to the next. I only picked it up for class, but I don't have any intention of reading any of her other essays. ( )
  AnnaHernandez | Oct 17, 2019 |
I liked this book much better the second time. It’s hard to get down the first time, although not because the ideas are complicated. They’re not. But they’re the water the fish swims in.
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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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