The Christian Series

The Feminine Section / The Beauty Myth (video)

We are in the midst of a violent backlash against feminism that uses images of female beauty as a political weapon against women’s advancement: the beauty myth.  It is the modern version of a social reflex that has been in force since the Industrial revolution. The ideology of beauty has grown stronger to take over the work of social coercion that myths about motherhood, domesticity, chastity, and passivity can no longer manage.

Naomi Wolf. The Beauty Myth.