Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters How the Quest for Perfection Is Harming Young Women

ISBN-10: 0425223361
ISBN-13: 9780425223369
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

This eye-opening look at twenty-first century culture and its impact on women reveals how food and weight obsession, driven in no small part by images of celebrities openly wasting away, threatens a new generation of girls as the feminist exhortation that you can do anything is twisted into you must do everything. It also inspires readers to consider what wonderful things might happen if the madness stopped once and for all.

Preface
Introduction
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters
From Good to Perfect: Feminism's Unintended Legacy
The Male Mirror: Her Father's Eyes
(Perfect) Girl Talk: Inside Today's Teenagers' Minds and Stomachs
Sex as a Cookie: Growing Up Hungry
The Revolution Still Will Not Be Televised: Pop, Hip-hop, Race, and the Media
What Men Want: The Truth About Attraction, Porn, and the Pursuit
All-or-Nothing Nation: Diets, Extreme Makeovers, and the Obesity Epidemic
Past the Dedication Is Disease: Athletic Obsession
The College Years: Body Obsession Boot Camp
The Real World Ain't No MTV: How the Body Becomes the Punching Bag for Post-College Disappointment
Spiritual Hunger
Stepping Through the Looking Glass: Our New Stories
Resource Guide
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
Readers Guide

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