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Women in the Picture: What Culture Does with Female Bodies by Catherine McCormack

ohanabataskye's review against another edition

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challenging inspiring reflective medium-paced

3.75

pompomegrantes's review against another edition

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informative reflective medium-paced

4.5

A detailed, informative and eye opening account of the different ways women are portrayed in art history. The wide range of influences and sources used from different countries and cultures created a diverse and cohesive argument. It was easily digestible for me, someone who has little training in art history and the study of art. I followed along easily.

witzelsucht's review against another edition

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informative reflective medium-paced

4.0

An engaging look at the depiction of women's bodies in Western art, mythology, media, and advertising – from Venuses and Madonnas to witches and #sadgirls – and the accompanying censorship, racist stereotypes, gender essentialism, and glorification of sexual violence. It has a fairly light touch but is still thought-provoking. I listened to and enjoyed the audiobook, which was read well by the author.

jessicarosee's review against another edition

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2.0

just felt so surface level i guess…

honguan's review against another edition

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inspiring reflective medium-paced

4.5

karneasada's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging emotional hopeful informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

5.0

mary_juleyre's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark informative inspiring reflective sad tense slow-paced

5.0

abbasaurusrex's review against another edition

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challenging hopeful informative slow-paced

4.0

stine_0's review against another edition

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informative reflective

5.0

chelsea_mh's review

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hopeful informative medium-paced

4.0