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By examining the role of common beauty practices in damaging the health of women, creating sexual difference, and enforcing female deference, this book argues that they should. However, in the last two decades the brutality of western beauty practices seems to have become much more severe, requiring the breaking of skin, spilling of blood and rearrangement or amputation of body parts. Beauty and Misogyny seeks to make sense of why beauty practices are not only just as persistent, but in many ways more extreme. It examines the pervasive use of makeup, the misogyny of fashion and high-heeled shoes, and looks at the role of pornography in the creation of increasingly popular beauty practices such as breast implants, genital waxing and surgical alteration of the labia. An interesting thesis that would have been more effectively presented if the author had kept her personal preferences out of the way.

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Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Beauty and Misogyny : Harmful cultural practices in the West. Description The new edition of Beauty and Misogyny revisits and updates Sheila Jeffreys' uncompromising critique of Western beauty practice and the industries and ideologies behind it.

Jeffreys argues that beauty practices are not related to individual female choice or creative expression, but represent instead an important aspect of women's oppression. As these practices have become increasingly brutal and pervasive, the need to scrutinize and dismantle them is if anything more urgent now as it was in when the first edition of the book was published.

She makes the case for including Western beauty practices within this definition, examining their role in damaging women's health, creating sexual difference and enforcing female deference. First-wave feminists of the s criticized pervasive beauty regimes such as dieting and depilation, but a later argument took hold that beauty practices were no longer oppressive now that women could "choose" them.

In recent years the reality of Western beauty practices has become much more bloody and severe, requiring the breaking of skin and the rearrangement or amputation of body parts. Beauty and Misogyny seeks to make sense of why beauty practices have not only persisted but become more extreme.

It examines the pervasive use of makeup, the misogyny of fashion and high-heeled shoes, and looks at the role of pornography in the creation of increasingly popular beauty practices such as breast implants, genital waxing, surgical alteration of the labia and other forms of self-mutilation.

The book concludes by considering how a culture of resistance to these practices can be created. A new and thoroughly updated edition of this essential work will appeal to all levels of students and teachers of gender studies, cultural studies and feminist psychology, and to anyone with an interest in feminism, women and beauty, and women's health.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Other books in this series. Maternal Encounters Lisa Baraitser. Add to basket. The Madness of Women Jane M. Beauty and Misogyny Sheila Jeffreys. Managing the Monstrous Feminine Jane M. Knowing Victims Rebecca Stringer. Hard Knocks Janice Haaken. Post-Natal Depression Paula Nicolson. Domestic Violence and Psychology Paula Nicolson. The Capacity to Care Wendy Hollway. Accounting for Rape Irina Anderson.

The Thin Woman Helen Malson. The Gendered Unconscious Louise Gyler. The Neurobiology of Motherhood Linda Burnett. Understanding Depression Janet M. Women and Depression Michelle N. Women and Aging Linda R. Women, Sex, and Madness Breanne Fahs.

Table of contents Introduction 1. The 'grip of culture on the body': beauty practices as women's agency or women's subordination 2. Harmful beauty practices and western culture 3. Transfemininity: 'Dressed' men reveal the naked reality of male power 4. Pornochic: prostitution constructs beauty 5.

Fashion and Misogyny 6. Making up is hard to do 7. Men's foot and shoe fetishism and the disabling of women 8. Cutting Up Women: beauty practices as self-mutilation by proxy Conclusion: A culture of resistance show more. Review quote "This is without doubt the most sophisticated, well-researched, and compelling book ever written about the ways the 'beauty' industry produces and reproduces misogyny.

Written from an unapologetically radical feminist perspective, students describe Beauty and Misogyny as transformative and life-changing. It would benefit any woman who was considering plastic surgery or buying a new tube of lipstick.

The book's central theme is an exploration of the use of sexuality by men to dominate women. Jeffreys offers no comfort zone for her readers. Unlike some feminist theorists, she refuses to couch her arguments in inaccessible, academic language, or to accept that feminism has achieved its aims. Before coming to Melbourne in , she was active in the Women's Liberation Movement in the UK from , campaigning against pornography and violence against women, and in lesbian feminist politics.

She has written nine books on the history and politics of sexuality. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X.

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By examining the role of common beauty practices in damaging the health of women, creating sexual difference, and enforcing female deference, this book argues that they should. In the s feminists criticized pervasive beauty regimes such as dieting and depilation, but some 'new' feminists argue that beauty practices are no longer oppressive now that women can 'choose' them. However, in the last two decades the brutality of western beauty practices seems to have become much more severe, requiring the breaking of skin, spilling of blood and rearrangement or amputation of body parts. Beauty and Misogyny seeks to make sense of why beauty practices are not only just as persistent, but in many ways more extreme.

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