In class we discussed Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth and attached is a pdf of the title chapter. The central tenets of the Beauty Myth are: that there is a quality called “beauty” that objectively and universally exists, that women must want to embody it, and men must want to possess women who embody it… that it is really a backlash against “Feminism” that uses images of female beauty as a political weapon against womens advancement by keeping them vulnerable to outside approval… and is really about prescribing behavior instead of appearance.
Do some independent research and reflection on the concept of the Beauty Myth. Share a current (last 10 years) article/website/campaign that speaks to the influence of the Beauty Myth in your life or generation. Include a short (200 word) recap/explanation.