Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image

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Seal Press, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 365 pages
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Pick up a magazine, turn on the TV, and you'll find few women who haven't been fried, dyed, plucked, or tucked. In short, you'll see no body outlaws. The writers in this groundbreaking anthology reveal a world where bodies come in all their many-splendored shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. In doing so, they expand the national dialogue on body image to include race, ethnicity, sexuality, and power--issues that, while often overlooked, are intimately linked to how women feel about their bodies. Body Outlaws offers stories by those who have chosen to ignore, subvert, or redefine the dominant beauty standard in order to feel at home in their bodies. In a culture where plastic surgery has become nearly as routine as a root canal, this expanded and updated edition of fresh and incisive commentary challenges the media's standard notions of beauty with honesty and humor. Included are several new essays outlining the latest trends in the beauty industry such as botox, plastic surgery, and exercise bulimia, as well as a fascinating analysis of how men are affected by these same rigors, a thorough resource section, and a curriculum guide.
 

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Review: Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image

User Review  - Elizabeth Mcdonough - Goodreads

This is a collection of short stories about body image in our society. I read one of short stories called The Butt: Its Politics, Its Profanity, Its Power by Erin J. Aubry. The author had an ... Read full review

Review: Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image

User Review  - Cindy Dyson Eitelman - Goodreads

This is a collection of essays by all sorts of people--thick, thin, brown, pale, female by birth and male by birth. The male end of the spectrum is a little underrepresented, but I'm not sure if that ... Read full review

Contents

my brown face mira Jacob
3
its politics its profanity its power erinj aubry
22
the skinny on small d iane sepanski
32
becominginvrr marisanavarro
38
destination 120 debbiefeit
47
memoirs of a sorta exshaver caroly n mackler
55
my Jewish nose lisajervis
62
to apu with love bhargavi c mandava
68
fishnets feather boas and fat nomylamm
78
the chosen people tali edut
88
food for our souls dyann logwood
96
strip diana courvant
104
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Ophira and Tali Edut, known as the AstroTwins, are identical twin sisters and professional astrologers. Their spot-on predictions reach millions of people through their websites Astrostyle.com and Momstrology.com, their columns in noteworthy media, including Elle.com, myLifetime.com, and TV Guide, and their regular call-in guest appearances on Sirius/XM radio. They are contributors to the Huffington Post and have been featured in the New York Times Sunday Styles section, US Weekly, and People.

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