Wednesday, May 20, 2015

From the insightful book The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

“The anorexic may begin her journey defiant, but from the point of view of a male-dominated society, she ends up as the perfect woman. She is weak, sexless, and voiceless, and can only with difficulty focus on a world beyond her plate. The woman has been killed off in her. She is almost not there. Seeing her like this, unwomaned, it makes crystalline sense that a half-conscious but virulent mass movement of imagination created the vital lie of skeletal female beauty.”