About this book
One of the most significant books of the century, this has been reissued with a contemporary new look. 'A brilliant, bracing book ... The world has changed - a bit - over the past decade and a half, but not enough: this remains essential reading' "Guardian"
In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. This title exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today, in the home and at work, in literature and the media, in relationships between men and women, between women and women.