Body Politics: Two Views of Women’s Struggle for Acceptance

Body Politics: Two Views of Women’s Struggle for Acceptance Sex Roles (2013) 68:270–272 DOI 10.1007/s11199-012-0203-x MEDIA REVIEW Body Politics: Two Views of Women’s Struggle for Acceptance Arresting Ana. Produced and Directed by Lucie Schwartz, New York, NY, 2009. 25 min. French/English with English subtitles. $195 (University price). Distributed by Women Make Movies, The Fat Body (In)Visible. Produced and Directed by Margitte Kristjansson, New York, NY, 2011. 24 min. $195 (University price). Distributed by Women Make Movies, Joan C. Chrisler & Ruby W. Fairchild & Elizabeth R. Kaplan & Amy C. Leichliter & Samantha C. Schoeneberger & Renee J. Signore Published online: 3 September 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 “The Personal is Political” was a popular slogan of the every day in multiple media platforms around the world that Women’s Liberation Movement (Rosen 2006). It remains a there is only one attractive body size and shape (e.g., Frith et al. powerfully accurate statement about the lives of women and 2004; Jung and Lee 2009;Malkinetal. 1999). They stir up girls, and nowhere is it more easily applied than to the insecurities and encourage the drive for thinness that can female body. In the U.S. the popularity of the Vagina Mono- go into overdrive and produce dangerously “underweight” Sex Roles Springer Journals

Body Politics: Two Views of Women’s Struggle for Acceptance

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