The Beauty Suit

How My Year of Religious Modesty Made Me a Better Feminist

A young feminist questions why "hotness" has become necessary for female empowerment

By Lauren Shields Read by Tara Sands Nonfiction / Religion & Spirituality / Social Science English, Unabridged 7h 2m Sell Sheet
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6 Audio CDs May 15, 2018 $34.99 $24.99 9781520098869 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs May 15, 2018 $24.99 $19.99 9781520098876 Add to Cart
							Rooted in feminist theory and religious history, and guided by a snappy personal narrative, The Beauty Suit unpacks modern American womanhood: a landscape where the female body is still so often the battleground for male ideals, and where we struggle with our rights as human beings to define and exercise our freedom. Exploring what religious traditions and secular culture say about how a woman should dress, look, and, by extension, be, Shields investigates the modesty practices of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity with humor and an eye to separating the facts from the propaganda, and drags runaway consumerism under her microscope in the process.