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The Beauty Suit by Lauren Shields

The Beauty Suit

The Beauty Suit by Lauren Shields
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May 15, 2018 | 192 Pages
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Praise

“This is not about men at all; it’s about women finding new concepts of beauty and empowerment, especially within religiously inspired norms . . . [Shields] allows readers an extended reflection on our notions of self.”
Library Journal

“In The Beauty Suit, Lauren Shields takes a much-needed, nuanced look at expectations of feminine beauty and sexuality through the lens of the world’s major religions and current events such as the Women’s March on Washington. She explores the uses and limitations of modesty as a feminist tool of empowerment, in turn challenging the assumption that Western culture is the apex of women’s liberation. Shields eschews easy answers to questions around sex, control, and harassment, which are more relevant than ever, given the #metoo movement. The Beauty Suit is an important addition to our understanding of what it can mean to be an empowered woman.”
—Carrie Pitzulo, author of Bachelors and Bunnies: The Sexual Politics of Playboy

Table Of Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER ONE
Katy Perry in a Leopard Bustier: The Problem with Sexy Feminism

CHAPTER TWO
“Is This Really Any Better?”: Islam and the Couch Epiphany

CHAPTER THREE
Still Not a Nun: How to Be a Christian Feminist

CHAPTER FOUR
Less G-String, More Gucci: Christianity and Consumerism

CHAPTER FIVE
Tech and Tzniut: The Digital Suit versus Jewish Modesty

CHAPTER SIX
Worldwide Beauty: The “Social Skin”

CONCLUSION
Now What?

Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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