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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Nice, refreshing stories in there....from the texts, this book implies that one doesn't have to have a body that Hollywood sells year after year to accept one self as a sexual being and a person ... Read full review

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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


my brown face mira Jacob
its politics its profanity its power erinj aubry
the skinny on small d iane sepanski
becominginvrr marisanavarro
destination 120 debbiefeit
memoirs of a sorta exshaver caroly n mackler
my Jewish nose lisajervis
to apu with love bhargavi c mandava
fishnets feather boas and fat nomylamm
the chosen people tali edut
food for our souls dyann logwood
strip diana courvant

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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 and, their columns in noteworthy media, including,, 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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