Our Bodies, Ourselves at 40: Five Ways the Text Has Changed

October 2, 2022

The Daily Beast September 30, 2011

High heels and bras may have kept early-1970s women enslaved by “ludicrous beauty standards,” but at least cosmetic surgery wasn’t available to the masses. Forty years later, in a culture where “airbrushed models” and “products to improve our appearance” are everywhere, the authors write, a new and lengthy section is devoted to body image—and how to resist the pressure to conform to plasticized notions of “perfection.”

Read the full story: Our Bodies, Ourselves at 40: Five Ways the Text Has Changed by Jessica Bennett