Exploring Feminist Women's Body Consciousness

  title={Exploring Feminist Women's Body Consciousness},
  author={Lisa R. Rubin and C. Nemeroff and N. Russo},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={27 - 37}
  • Lisa R. Rubin, C. Nemeroff, N. Russo
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly
  • In a qualitative investigation of young feminists' experience of body consciousness, 25 feminist women each participated in one of 6 focus groups examining the ways they experienced body image and negotiated cultural messages about women's appearance. Participants described their experience with objectification and its impact on their body image, sense of self, and relationships with other women. Although feminism provided an alternative way to understand cultural messages and reframe negative… CONTINUE READING
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