Feminine Self-Image From a Feminist Perspective
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This paper is an examination of just how much women who are obese struggle with self-esteem in the face of a society that demands compliance in behavior and body image in return for acceptance on a social level. The paper looks at how Carol Munter writes about the contradictions that were present in her awareness of objectification and the need to resist it with her desire to be a part of it as well. The paper also discusses how Judith Butler's article reinforces Munter's work by taking a more abstract look at gender and the way in which it deals with those who violate society's taboos, namely gays and lesbians.
From the Paper:"The gender assumptions in Carol Munter's article "Fat and the Fantasy of Perfection" present the staggering complexities of what an emerging feminine self-image looks like in a culture determined to direct it toward traditional biases of body-shape and behavior. Munter ruminates on the contradictions she experienced as a college student in 1970 during the height of the women's movement, where, faced with a generational rebellion against the objectification of the female body, yet found herself drawn toward that very objectification as a means of self-esteem. Dealing with both forces as a young woman caused Munter to reflect on the childhood..."
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