Over Dinner: Feminism and Adolescent Female Bodies


by Michelle Fine & Pat MacPherson - 1993

We found that women of all ages, according to this literature, are allegedly scripted to be "good women," and that they have, in compliance, smothered their passions, appetites, and outrage. When sexually harassed, they tell "his stories." To please the lingering internalized "him," they suffer in body image and indulge in eating disorders, s And to satisfy social demands for "attractiveness," women with and without disabilities transform and mutilate their bodies.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 92, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 94 Number 5, 1993, p. 126-154
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