Rather than seeing images of female desire or that cater to female desire, we see mock-ups of living mannequins, made to contort and grimace, immobilized and uncomfortable under hot lights, professional set-pieces that reveal little about female sexuality. In the United States and Great Britain, women rarely – and almost never outside a competitive context – see what other women look like naked; we see only identical humanoid products based loosely on women’s bodies

From Naomi Wolf’s 1991 text, The Beauty Myth

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