Engeln, Renee.

Beauty sick : how the cultural obsession with appearance hurts girls and women / Renee Engeln. - New York : Harper, 2018. - xiv, 383 p.

Reprint. Originally published: 2017.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-370) and index.

Introduction -- This is beauty sickness. Will I be pretty? ; Just like a woman ; I, object -- This is what beauty sickness does to women. Your mind on your body and your body on your mind ; It's a shame ; Your money and your time -- This is how the media feeds beauty sickness. Malignant mainstream media ; (Anti)social media and online obsessions -- The ways we're fighting beauty sickness aren't working. Media literacy is not enough ; The problem with "real beauty" -- How we can fight beauty sickness. Turning down the volume ; Stop the body talk ; Function over form ; Learning to love your body and teaching others to do the same ; Turning away from the mirror to face the world.

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Body image in women.
Aesthetics -- Psychological aspects.
Young women -- Psychology.
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Self-esteem in women.

BF697.5.B63 / E54 2018

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