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Beauty


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  • Beauty 
    Title: Beauty
    Author: LEE BRI
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 05/11/2019
    Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Price: $20.00
    Publishing status: Active

    You were either fit and trim or you weren't working hard enough. Your body was how you conveyed wealth and status to your peers, it was a personality trait, a symbol of goodness and values: an ethical ideal.

    In recent decades women have made momentous progress fighting the patriarchy, yet they are held to ever-stricter, more punishing physical standards. Self-worth still plummets and eating disorders are more deadly for how easily they are dismissed.

    In Beauty Bri Lee explores our obsession with thinness and asks how an intrinsically unattainable standard of physical 'perfection' has become so crucial to so many. What happens if you try to reach that impossible goal? Bri did try, and Beauty is what she learned from that battle: a gripping and intelligent rejection of an ideal that diminishes us all.

    ISBN: 9781760876524
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