Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance

Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women An award winning Northwestern University psychology professor reveals how the cultural obsession with women s appearance is an epidemic that harms women s ability to get ahead and to live happy, meaningful lives, in this powerful, eye opening work in the vein of Naomi Wolf, Peggy Orenstein, and Sheryl SandbergToday s young women face a bewildering set of contradictions when it comes to beauty They don t want to be Barbie dolls but, like generations of women before them, are told they must look like them They re angry about the media s treatment of women but hungrily consume the very outlets that belittle them They mock modern culture s absurd beauty ideal and make videos exposing Photoshopping tricks, but feel pressured to emulate the same images they criticize by posing with a skinny arm They understand that what they see isn t real but still download apps to airbrush their selfies Yet these same young women are fierce fighters for the issues they care about They are ready to fight back against their beauty sick culture and create a different world for themselves, but they need a way forwardIn Beauty Sick, Dr Renee Engeln, whose TEDx talk on beauty sickness has received than , views, reveals the shocking consequences of our obsession with girls appearance on their emotional and physical health and their wallets and ambitions, including depression, eating disorders, disruptions in cognitive processing, and lost money and time Combining scientific studies with the voices of real women of all ages, she makes clear that to truly fulfill their potential, we must break free from cultural forces that feed destructive desires, attitudes, and words from fat shaming to denigrating commentary about other women She provides inspiration and workable solutions to help girls and women overcome negative attitudes and embrace their whole selves, to transform their lives, claim the futures they deserve, and, ultimately, change their worldDurationhrminsec ❴Reading❵ ➻ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk meaningful lives ❴Download❵ ➾ Jazz Age Stories Author F. 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About the Author: Renee Engeln

Dr Renee Engeln is a professor at Northwestern University, where she teaches about psychopathology, the psychology of women and gender, social psychology, and the psychology of human beauty She is an award winning professor, having amassed over a dozen teaching awards at both Loyola University and Northwestern Engeln is regularly interviewed by media outlets, including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Today.com, The Huffington Post, Think Progress, numerous local regional newspapers, and college student publications.



10 thoughts on “Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women

  1. says:

    I consider this book invaluable nowthan ever when, despite a revitalized women s rights movement, objectification of women shows no sign of ending In fact, as author Renee Engeln pointed out, not only do media continue to objectify women, women self objectify These are the sexy selfies, the dressing for the male gaze, to name two examples That s proof of internalization of media objectification, sexism that very often gets


  2. says:

    I found this to be remarkably sage advice from the author s grandfather Never be too proud of your youth or your beauty You did nothing to earn them and you can do nothing to keep them And I quite liked this poem by Rupi Kaur that Dr Engeln quotes i want to apologize to all womeni have called pretty.before i ve called them intelligent or brave.i am sorry i made it sound as thoughsomething as simple as what you re born withis the m


  3. says:

    Beauty sickness turns us away from the world and drains our compassion It leaves us stuck in our heads, bound by our reflections Highly recommend.


  4. says:

    I anticipated that this book, like most psychology books designed for the General Public, would involve summarizing a lot of research I already knew in the way that was interesting and possibly related to my life What I didn t expect was Renee s voice and passion to reach through the pages and make me feel how beauty sickness has affected me and others on a deeper level I was sickened by the negative way women talk about and view their own bodies


  5. says:

    I felt this book functionedas an op ed than a piece of real research I know the social sciences are pretty loose with what they accept as evidence, but the author has put about 80% of the weight of proving her points on a series of interviews of mostly young women who were directed to her precisely because they have the beauty sick characteristics she was looking for There was very little attempt to systematically approach the topic Beauty sick is never


  6. says:

    This was a great book I listened to it on audiobook and every day I came home with things to talk about with my wife.I have often said that there s a handbook for boys and a handbook for girls but it s unfair that the boys handbook doesn t say anything about girls while the girls handbook includes the boys handbook in its entirety I know that s just my own silly idea, But what I enjoyed so much about this book is I feel like I really gain some insight into The p


  7. says:

    If, as the author posits, the vast majority of women waste an inordinate amount of time and mental energy obsessing about whether their appearance meets an unattainable ideal, that is a true waste Her research at Northwestern University seems to support this And the solution, if I understand correctly, is simply not to talk to girls about their appearance Girls are already deluged with media images of retouched, photoshopped women Lets do our daughters and granddaughter


  8. says:

    I must admit, I hold the opinion that anyone with eyes and a brain and some time to reflect upon the Western trends and obsessions would arrive at similar conclusions as Engeln even without interviewing all the different girls and women, but perhaps I m wrong It was interesting enough, but neither particularly eye opening nor really to the point but kinda all over the place.


  9. says:

    Yes Important Ladies, the science supports some of what you already know But Some of what maybe you think you know isn t supported by the data The first 75% is not too cheerful, but the last quarter is 1 really heartening and 2 really USEFUL Share this book with your loved ones.


  10. says:

    I wish I learntabout the author s research from this book because she hardly gives any details on her methods and mostly focuses on quoting some of the women she interviewed I also found a few parts quite embarrassing she literally admits that she heard about k pop from an Asian American woman she had talked to, then googled some info and decided to put her opinion in the book Considering Renee Engeln is a university professor, it s just Yeah, I ll leave that sentence unfinished I wish I learn


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