6 Degrees of Separation: The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

This month’s chain of 6 books is bit more of a stretch than usual because not only have I never read this book, until I checked the list to see what the March book was, I’d never even heard of it! This lapse on my part is likely due to it coming out not long before I became a parent (enough said).

The Book

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.” (Amazon).

My chain is informed by both my young-womanhood and study of feminism vs conservatism in college and the writing of one of today’s top writers.

My Chain

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Next month’s chain starts with a life-long favorite of mine:

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