By Carla Rice
In a tradition the place good looks is forex, women’s our bodies are frequently perceived as measures of worth and price. the hunt for visibility and self-acceptance may be daunting, in particular for these at the cultural margins of “beauty.”
Becoming Women deals a considerate exam of the hunt for identification in an image-oriented global. That seek is advised throughout the studies of a bunch of girls who got here of age within the wake of moment and 3rd wave feminism, that includes voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups.
Carla Rice pairs well known imagery with own narratives to reveal the “culture of contradiction” the place raises in person physique reputation were matched by means of much more restrictive female photograph beliefs and norms. With insider insights from the Dove crusade for genuine attractiveness, Rice exposes the sweetness industry’s colonization of women’s our bodies, and examines why “the attractiveness fable” has but to be resolved.
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