The Beauty Bias

The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law

Author: Deborah L. Rhode

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199779451

Category: Law

Page: 272

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"It hurts to be beautiful" has been a cliche for centuries. What has been far less appreciated is how much it hurts not to be beautiful. The Beauty Bias explores our cultural preoccupation with attractiveness, the costs it imposes, and the responses it demands. Beauty may be only skin deep, but the damages associated with its absence go much deeper. Unattractive individuals are less likely to be hired and promoted, and are assumed less likely to have desirable traits, such as goodness, kindness, and honesty. Three quarters of women consider appearance important to their self image and over a third rank it as the most important factor. Although appearance can be a significant source of pleasure, its price can also be excessive, not only in time and money, but also in physical and psychological health. Our annual global investment in appearance totals close to $200 billion. Many individuals experience stigma, discrimination, and related difficulties, such as eating disorders, depression, and risky dieting and cosmetic procedures. Women bear a vastly disproportionate share of these costs, in part because they face standards more exacting than those for men, and pay greater penalties for falling short. The Beauty Bias explores the social, biological, market, and media forces that have contributed to appearance-related problems, as well as feminism's difficulties in confronting them. The book also reviews why it matters. Appearance-related bias infringes fundamental rights, compromises merit principles, reinforces debilitating stereotypes, and compounds the disadvantages of race, class, and gender. Yet only one state and a half dozen localities explicitly prohibit such discrimination. The Beauty Bias provides the first systematic survey of how appearance laws work in practice, and a compelling argument for extending their reach. The book offers case histories of invidious discrimination and a plausible legal and political strategy for addressing them. Our prejudices run deep, but we can do far more to promote realistic and healthy images of attractiveness, and to reduce the price of their pursuit.
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Beauty Bias

Discrimination and Social Power

Author: Bonnie Berry

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275990121

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 164

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Shows how beauty bias operates in favor of the attractive and against those who are seen as too heavy, too short, or merely unattractive, and explains the ramifications of beauty bias in our lives.
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Finding Love Again

6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship

Author: Terri Orbuch

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402265689

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 7994

Based on a groundbreaking 25-year study of marriage, divorce, and new love-finding the right one just became 100% possible. Whether you're divorced or separated, out of a long-term relationship, or newly dating after a long break, Finding Love Again will help you prepare for a healthy and fulfilling new relationship. Brimming with stunning original findings, first-person stories, and eye-opening advice, Finding Love Again shows you simple, practical strategies that have been shown time and again to help singles find someone special. Dr. Terri L. Orbuch, renowned relationship expert and director of a pioneering relationship study, shows you: • Eight relationship myths that are sabotaging your love life. • Why singles who have little or no contact with an ex's family find love at significantly higher rates than singles who keep in close contact with their ex-in-laws. • How singles who make one change to their daily routine-and stick with it for at least 21 days-are twice as likely to find new love. • Why the happiest couples in new relationships are the ones who don't share bank accounts. Finding Love Again shows proven strategies that can help anyone find love again.
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The Beauty Experiment

How I Skipped Lipstick, Ditched Fashion, Faced the World without Concealer, and Learned to Love the Real Me

Author: Phoebe Baker Hyde

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738215430

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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I looked at my reflection and despaired. As an exhausted young mother I felt ugly and saw that a new dress or face cream would never help. I was at risk of passing on a habit of feeling miserable about my looks to my baby girl—if nothing changed. Soon afterward Phoebe Baker Hyde made a vow: to give up new clothes, makeup, haircuts, and jewelry in hopes of revealing something she had always paid lip service to but never quite believed in—her inner beauty. The Beauty Experiment chronicles Hyde’s quest for self-acceptance in nothing but her own skin. In thoughtful, exquisite prose, Hyde holds up a mirror to all women and shows how perfectionism can keep us from achieving what we really want: happiness, confidence, and serenity.
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It Takes All 5

A Single Mom's Guide to Finding the Real One

Author: Kerri Zane

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614481873

Category: Self-Help

Page: 242

View: 4657

A supportive survival guide for women who want a “REALationship”—not a rebound! With the wit and warmth of a girlfriend, divorced mother Kerri Zane shares her own story of bouncing back from the painful breakup of her marriage—and explains her philosophy about caring for yourself both inside and out before you make the leap into the next romantic liaison. Using solid statistics, tangible facts, proven healing mechanisms, and first person stories of wisdom, she provides a beacon to show how to become a more confident and loving whole woman, ready for the challenge of finding “the REAL One” and forming an authentic and renewable REALationship.
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In the Company of Others

An Introduction to Communication

Author: J. Dan Rothwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195336306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 463

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In the Company of Others is the only textbook in the market that is organized according to the communication competence model. Competent communication is both effective in achieving goals, and appropriate to the given situation. Students can improve by learning about, and working on, the 5dimensions of this model: knowledge, skills, sensitivity, ethics, and commitment/effort. This organizational rubric ties the many topics in the course together so that students can use the ideas effectively. The model: 1. is explained in Chapter 1 2. is reinforced in every chapter (margin icons remind students when the 5 dimensions appear) 3. offers "Developing Communication Competence" self-test boxes in most chapters 4. ends each chapter with a section on improving competence in that chapter's topic.
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Pinocchio Parenting

21 Outrageous Lies We Tell Our Kids

Author: Chuck Borsellino

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416542566

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Are you a Pinocchio Parent? You may be asking yourself these very questions: What lies, clichés, and half-truths do I tell my children? How do these lies hurt my children and my relationship with them? Clinical psychologist and author Chuck Borsellino claims that our culture condones all sorts of lies -- from "tiny fibs" to calloused misrepresentations. Though well-intentioned in our unintentional lies, we set our children up for failure and disappointment and undercut our credibility. In the pages of this book, Dr. Chuck Borsellino helps you sort out fact from fiction, intention from outcome. Most important, you'll learn a better way -- a way to help your children live life within the bounds of reality while fully exploring the dreams of their heart.
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What Women Want

An Agenda for the Women's Movement

Author: Deborah L. Rhode

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199348294

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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What Women Want is a trenchant examination of the struggle for women's equality, and a prescription for what to focus on next in order to ensure maximum success. Feminism today is a movement that lacks leadership, unity, and definition, and it has gotten stuck in a boom and bust cycle when it comes to public opinion and action. Despite significant progress over the last fifty years, equality is still a distant goal in the political, social, and economic spheres. Only by identifying the barriers (both internal and external) that remain, Deborah Rhode argues, can we begin to identify solutions. A rigorously researched and well-written answer to the glut of gender-related books that have come onto the market recently, What Women Want comprehensively analyzes the challenges the feminist movement faces today. Combining sharp academic analysis and interviews with notable figures such as Sheryl Sandberg, Rhode focuses on five main topics: employment issues such as pay discrimination, work-life balance and the government's pitiful response, the assault on women's reproductive rights and the limits it places on their economic mobility, sexual harassment and violence, and the detrimental effect that the unfashionable label "feminist" can have, especially in attracting young women to the movement. Despite these formidable obstacles, the goals and principles of feminism are widely accepted by the American mainstream, and Rhode, herself a pathbreaker in the fields of law and education, offers effective strategies for redefining and advancing the feminist agenda, thereby creating a movement that truly recognizes, and is responsive to, what all women want.
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Persuasive Communication

Author: Erwin Paul Bettinghaus,Michael J. Cody

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780030553523

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

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This classic, cogent analysis of the major theories of persuasive communication includes many examples from advertising, the legal profession and social sciences research.
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Human Sexuality

Meeting Your Basic Needs

Author: Tina S. Miracle,Andrew W. Miracle,Roy F. Baumeister

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 674

View: 5161

Designed for courses in human sexuality found in departments of psychology, health, biology, nursing, physical education, sociology and anthropology, this text provides a comprehensive introduction to human sexuality as it relates to basic human needs.
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Principles and Techniques for the Beauty Specialist

Author: Ann Gallant,Kathy Gillott,Jackie Howard

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748715503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 1932

Revised and updated, with a new page layout, this edition contains material on facial cosmetics and treatments, skin diagnosis, new products, guidance on the selling role of beauty therapists, and expanded use of tables and charts for skin conditions and products. Exercises and questions are included.
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Winning the image game

a ten step masterplan for achieving power, prestige, and profit

Author: Bobbie Gee

Publisher: Pagemill Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 147

View: 4523

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Creating a Million Dollar Image for Your Business

Smart Strategies for Building an Image That Works

Author: Bobbie Gee

Publisher: PageMill Press

ISBN: 9781879290068

Category: Corporate image.

Page: 160

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With 25 years of experience and research in the area of image development, Bobbie Gee helps readers develop smart strategies for image-building through her practical Ten-Step Master Plan, simple tips and helpful examples.
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Health

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health

Page: N.A

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The Beauty of Physics: Patterns, Principles, and Perspectives

Author: A. R. P. Rau

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191019895

Category: Science

Page: 256

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The beauty of physics lies in its coherence in terms of a few fundamental concepts and principles. Even physicists have occasion to marvel at the overarching reach of basic principles and their ability to account for features stretching from the microscopic sub-atomic world to the cosmological expanses of the Universe. While mathematics is its natural language, physics is mostly about patterns, connections, and relations between objects and phenomena, and it is this aspect that is emphasized in this book. Since science tries to connect phenomena that at first sight appear widely different, while boiling them down to a small set of essential principles and laws, metaphor and analogy pervade our subject. Consider the pendulum, its swing from one extreme to the other often invoked in social or economic contexts. In molecular vibrations, such as in the CO2 molecule, the quantum motions of electrons and nuclei are metaphorically the pendulums. In electromagnetic radiation, including the visible light we observe, there are not even any concrete material particles, only electric and magnetic fields executing simple harmonic motion. But, to a physicist, they are all "just a pendulum". The selection of topics reflects the author's own four-decade career in research physics and his resultant perspective on the subject. While aimed primarily at physicists, including junior students, this book also addresses other readers who are willing to think with symbols and simple algebra in understanding the physical world around us. Each chapter, on themes such as dimensions, transformations, symmetries, or maps, begins with simple examples accessible to all while connecting them later to more sophisticated realizations in more advanced topics of physics.
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Beauty Bound

Author: Rita Jackaway Freedman

Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Beauty, Personal

Page: 268

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Include material on femininity (psychology),
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The Political Thought of Hannah Arendt

Author: Michael G. Gottsegen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791417294

Category: Political Science

Page: 311

View: 6511

It explicates Arendt's major works - The Human Condition, Between Past and Future, On Revolution, The Life of the Mind, and Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy - and explores her contributions to democratic theory and to contemporary postmodern and neo-Kantian political philosophy.
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Growing a Girl

Seven Strategies for Raising a Strong, Spirited Daughter

Author: Barbara Mackoff

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780440506614

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 278

View: 6686

Provides effective guidelines to help parents raise daughters, explaining how to avoid sexual stereotypes, widen opportunities, enhance learning, and cultivate strong, spirited, and caring young women. Original.
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