Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Beauty and Misogyny
I have just started reading Sheila Jeffreys' Beauty and Misogyny: Harmful Cultural Practices in the West which looks interesting. A sort of academic version of Naomi Wolf's The Beauty Myth - which I have yet to read. I will report at greater length when I've read a bit more of it. So far she is likening many acceptable cosmetic practices in the West to female genital mutilation - just because you want to do it doesn't mean you haven't been unduly influenced . . . . Much food for thought here.