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By Renee Engeln PhD

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

Today’s younger women face a bewildering set of contradictions in terms of attractiveness. They don’t are looking to be Barbie dolls yet, like generations of girls prior to them, are told they needs to appear like them. They’re offended concerning the media’s therapy of ladies yet hungrily eat the very retailers that belittle them. They mock sleek culture’s absurd good looks perfect and make video clips exposing Photoshopping tips, but feel pressured to emulate an identical photos they criticize by means of posing with a "skinny arm." They take into account that what they see isn’t genuine yet nonetheless obtain apps to airbrush their selfies. but those similar younger ladies are fierce combatants for the problems they care approximately. they're able to struggle again opposed to their beauty-sick tradition and create a special international for themselves, yet they want a fashion forward.

In Beauty Sick, Dr. Renee Engeln, whose TEDx speak on attractiveness illness has bought greater than 250,000 perspectives, unearths the stunning outcomes of our obsession with girls’ visual appeal on their emotional and actual healthiness and their wallets and pursuits, 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 strength, we needs to break away from cultural forces that feed destructive wishes, attitudes, and words—from fat-shaming to denigrating remark approximately different girls. She presents concept and manageable suggestions to help girls and women overcome unfavorable attitudes and include their entire selves, to remodel their lives, declare the futures they deserve, and, eventually, swap their world.

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