Bodies - Susie Orbach
Tempted to have a boob job? Tried Botox? Building up those pecs with cosmetic surgery, or bulking up with steroids?
Today we are offered so many procedures that turn the body into something we can perfect and design, but at the same time unhappiness and hatred towards our bodies abounds. Old or young, male or female, millions of people all over the world are under the same pressure to look flawless.
Some thirty years after the publication of the extraordinary bestselling Fat is a Feminist Issue, Susie Orbach argues that the way we view our bodies has become synonymous with how we view ourselves. Bodies explains why we are drawn to remaking our bodies and how we got into this mess in the first place.