The Beauty Myth By Naomi R. Wolf

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Wolf, Naomi. The Beauty Myth. Toronto: Vintage Books, 1991. Print.
Naomi R. Wolf is an American author and former political consultant. In “Beauty Myth”, Wolf is blaming the fashion and beauty industry for contributing to the “Iron Maiden”. Wolf states that these industries target women’s insecurities and exploit them are the cause of men’s high expectations and of women’s low-self-esteem. Wolf is trying to offer some incite to men and women about this false sense of beauty that is created by big corporations, is then used to objectify and humiliate women. Wolf’s easy to understand analysis is the reason I got interested in my research her article is going to provide me with information and examples of how women are affected by the visual images advertised by the fashion and beauty corporations. The problem with wolf’s article will have to be that her information from 1991 will be outdated by 2014, so I will have to be selective and be aware and update any facts I use, that may have changed over the years. This article is what sparked my interest and will provide some general information on my topic but will mainly serve as a reminder to myself as a reason for me writing my research paper.
Hooks, bell. Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2000. Print.
Gloria Jean Watkins also known as Bell Hooks, she is an American author, feminist, and social activist. In this book, Hooks give readers a better understanding of feminism and its purpose through updated information and an easier to understand writing style. Hooks argues that the misrepresentation of women in the media negatively affects both men and women. For Hooks, awareness is a vital element in feminism; if women are aware of their op...

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...developments already progressed in the media and body research field. She claims that images used by the mass media are the greatest cause for image dissatisfaction. This article will provide my research paper with a vast amount of statistics and solutions for preventing internalization of the false body images being advertised by the media. The article is very detailed and precise; it uses other articles to support its findings. Dittmar suggests that we need more credible research done because of the complexity of the topic at hand. Limitation that the article may have would be the fact that it is no longer up to date with 2014, however to I accommodate for any information that is not accurate, I will only use data that coincides with both the past and present. This article will be a primary article with multiple facts and statistics I can use in my research paper.
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