Jeffreys, Sheila.

Beauty and misogyny : harmful cultural practices in the West / Sheila Jeffreys. - 2nd ed. - Hove, East Sussex ; New York : Routledge, 2015. - xxiii, 189 p. - Women and psychology . - Women and psychology. .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-182) and index.

The 'grip of culture on the body': beauty practices as women's agency or women's subordination -- Harmful cultural practices and Western culture -- Transfemininity: 'dressed' men reveal the naked reality of male power -- Pornochic: prostitution constructs beauty -- Fashion and misogyny -- Making up is hard to do -- Men's foot and shoe fetishism, and the disabling of women -- Cutting up women: beauty practices as self-mutilation by proxy.

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Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Human body -- Social aspects.
Women -- Social life and customs.
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Women in popular culture.
Misogyny.

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