Synopsis by Alice Day
The image of the woman's perfect figure has always influenced the thinking of men and women, especially women who feel they have to achieve this perfection. Girdles, corsets, and other devices were called upon to mold women's figures into impossible shapes because it was fashionable. In nations where there was no shortage of food, young women starved themselves to look thinner, resulting in anorexia. Women: A True Story: Body Politics examines the history of perfect figures, and looks to the healthier attitudes of modern times, when women are encouraged to accept their normal bodies.