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Body Outlaws

Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image (Live Girls)

Ophira Edut (Editor), Rebecca Walker (Foreword by)


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Pick up a magazine, turn on the TV, and you'll find few women who haven't been fried, dyed, plucked, or tucked. In short, you'll see no body outlaws.
The writers in this groundbreaking anthology reveal a world where bodies come in all their many-splendored shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. In doing so, they expand the national dialogue on body image to include race, ethnicity, sexuality, and power—issues that, while often overlooked, are intimately linked to how women feel about their bodies. Body Outlaws offers stories by those who have chosen to ignore, subvert, or redefine the dominant beauty standard in order to feel at home in their bodies.

Seal Press, 9781580051088, 400pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2004

About the Author

Ophira Edut is a writer, designer, and entrepreneur. She has been featured in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Ms., the New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly. She lectures at colleges and conferences nationwide about body image and the media. Edut lives in New York City.