The Beauty Myth
How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
Publisher: Random House
Year Published: 1990
Pages: 276pp ISBN: 978-0701134310
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX14444
Writer and Journalist Naomi Wolf calls the current all pervasive need for women to attain an intangible physical beauty ideal the "beauty myth". It is calculated to disenpower women and is a complex pervasive backlash againts feminism. Women are seduced by the beauty myth because it holds promise of power. Women will remain tied to this myth until they realize that power may be revoked as easily as granted. The beauty myth was created to hold women's progress back not to liberate it.