The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women – is a nonfiction book by Naomi Wolf, published in 1991. It was republished in 2002 with a new introduction by Wolf. The basic premise of The Beauty Myth is that as women have gained increased social power and prominence, expected adherence to standards of physical beauty has grown stronger for women.
Who’s the bigger feminist? – Two smart, super successful women recently wrote books about women that were not exactly well received by critics. Both books sparked national debate in the US. Both can be viewed as feminist manifestos for the new woman, whoever she may be.
– Before a person finishes reading this letter, thousands of women all over
the world would have been raped. Among the victims would be the young
and the old, rich and poor, married and unmarried. They will be from
every country and culture in the world including those areas where women are
draped from head to toe..
– Pagan rituals are performed with the whole body as well as the mind and the heart. They have an erotic quality – not overtly, but sublimated and transmuted. Ritual is sensual, and involves all the senses. This erotic aspect of worship is frequently expressed by medieval Christian mystics, Sufis like the poet
Rumi, as well as contemporary Pagans.
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Marriages are very greedy, especially with women’s time. With more Americans living alone than ever before, sociologist Eric Klinenberg explains the surprising social and environmental benefits of going solo.
Spend the entire day with yourself treating yourself like this mythos of the perfect partner would treat you. Give yourself breakfast in bed. Buy yourself flowers. Spend the day at a spa.