Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thinness The New Subservience?

"A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one."  

-Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

Interesting thought. This world has always been obsessed with female obedience. This obsession with thinness is a fairly new thing. Maybe it came about as a way to maintain female subservience. Maybe not, but its something to think about. Maybe I should get my hands on that book.

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