Becoming Women

Becoming Women

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Annotation In a culture where beauty is currency, women's bodies are often perceived as measures of value and worth. The search for visibility and self-acceptance can be daunting, especially for those on the cultural margins of qbeauty.qBecoming Women offers a thoughtful examination of the search for identity in an image-oriented world. That search is told through the experiences of a group of women who came of age in the wake of second and third wave feminism, featuring voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups.Carla Rice pairs popular imagery with personal narratives to expose the qculture of contradictionq where increases in individual body acceptance have been matched by even more restrictive feminine image ideals and norms. With insider insights from the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, Rice exposes the beauty industry's colonization of women's bodies, and examines why qthe beauty mythq has yet to be resolved.There were just anonymous diagrams. ... She calledthe local drugstore and they delivered pads and a belt. I dona#39;t ... Trained from puberty astravelling sperm donors, themen learn that their sexual satisfaction is of little importance relative to theanbsp;...

Title:Becoming Women
Author:Carla Rice
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2014


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