New PDF release: Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance

By Renee Engeln PhD

An award-winning Northwestern collage psychology professor finds how the cultural obsession with women's appearance is a virus that harms women's skill to get forward and to reside chuffed, significant lives, during this robust, eye-opening paintings within the vein of Naomi Wolf, Peggy Orenstein, and Sheryl Sandberg.

Today’s younger women face a bewildering set of contradictions by way of good looks. They don’t are looking to be Barbie dolls yet, like generations of girls ahead of them, are told they needs to appear like them. They’re offended concerning the media’s remedy of ladies yet hungrily devour the very retailers that belittle them. They mock smooth culture’s absurd good looks perfect and make movies exposing Photoshopping tips, but feel pressured to emulate an analogous photos they criticize by means of posing with a "skinny arm." They take into account that what they see isn’t actual yet nonetheless obtain apps to airbrush their selfies. but those related younger ladies are fierce opponents for the problems they care approximately. they're able to struggle again opposed to their beauty-sick tradition and create a special global for themselves, yet they wish a fashion forward.

In Beauty Sick, Dr. Renee Engeln, whose TEDx speak on attractiveness affliction has acquired greater than 250,000 perspectives, unearths the stunning outcomes of our obsession with girls’ visual appeal on their emotional and actual well-being and their wallets and targets, together with melancholy, consuming problems, disruptions in cognitive processing, and misplaced time and cash. Combining medical experiences with the voices of actual ladies of every age, she makes transparent that to actually satisfy their capability, we needs to become independent from from cultural forces that feed destructive wants, attitudes, and words—from fat-shaming to denigrating remark approximately different ladies. She presents idea and practicable ideas to help girls and women overcome adverse attitudes and embody their entire selves, to remodel their lives, declare the futures they deserve, and, finally, swap their world.

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