Women’s Bodies, Women’s Lives
Health, Well-Being and Body Image
This collection deepens our understandings of the ways women are controlled through their bodies. Despite the many inroads made over the past decades, femininity and womanhood continue to be constructed through cultural, political and social ideals. Women’s Bodies/Women’s Lives is an excellent resource for a powerful movement that can challenge and resist the dominant ideas in society influencing women’s sense of self.
"Women's Bodies/Women's Lives will transform every woman and man who reads this unique and deeply moving collection of women's penetratingly honest, uncensored words. The contributors write about what it's like to eat and breathe and move in a woman's body; what it's like to be mocked, excluded and deprived of rights because of having an 'imperfect' body or refusing to move it or use it according to other people's rules."— Paula J. Caplan, PhD, author of Don't Blame Mother: The Myth of Women's Masochism and They Say You're Crazy: How the World's Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who's Normal