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Naomi Wolf
(1963-____) born on
Jan 00
US writer. She is the author of "The Beauty Myth," 1991 and "Fire With Fire," 1993
         
   
F
Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria.

R
The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage; its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion.
A
Western women have been controlled by ideals and stereotypes as much as by material constraints.
N
To ask women to become unnaturally thin is to ask them to relinquish their sexuality.
K
The more legal and material hindrances women have broken through, the more strictly and heavily and cruelly images of female beauty have come to weigh upon us.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Beauty Myth, "Violence" (1990).
R: The Beauty Myth, "Sex" (1990).
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N: The Beauty Myth, "Hunger" (1990).
K: The Beauty Myth, 1991
   


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