Appearance and Beauty Practices

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Sheila Jeffreys speaks on beauty practices and misogyny

This speech was given by Sheila Jeffreys at the Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference, April 7, 2006. This original transcript was prepared by another radical feminist (blog now defunct). Hello everybody, it’s terrific to be here,[...]

Feminism and the Politics of Appearance

by Amy Winter In off our backs, November-December 2004 It’s no secret that mainstream media are obsessed with women’s looks. For years we’ve been bombarded with advertising for all kinds of products, from skin cream[...]

Bodylove - Full Book

Bodylove: Learning to Like Our Looks and Ourselves by Rita Freedman, Ph.D., © 1988 Click for PDF Pages Front Matter Chapter One: From Body Loathing to Bodylove 1 – 16 Chapter Two: Minding Your Body[...]

The Fat Illusion

By Vivian F. Mayer From Shadow On a Tightrope: Writings by Women on Fat Oppression (eds Schoenfelder, Weiser; Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1983) If you have any doubts, a random handful of women’s magazines from any grocery[...]